Transport: Accidents

On Land: As darkness settled down on the little Scots hamlet of Castlecary late one afternoon last week, the local train from Dundee pulled into the London & North Eastern Railway station. Around it swirled a December blizzard that blotted out the lights of the village, stalled the train. Without a second's warning the mile-a-minute Edinburgh-Glasgow express following the local crashed into it. Rescuers, lighted by bonfires made of debris from shattered wooden coaches, took out 91 injured, 35 dead—Britain's worst rail-road disaster in two decades.

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