Railways of Scotland DVD .8: Dundee & the Tay Bridge


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Sitting astride the East Coast main line, Dundee forms a major junction where the routes from Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow converge.

Once famous for ‘Jute, Jam and Journalism’, Dundee was host to both the North British and Caledonian Railways whose legacy was numerous secondary lines centred on Dundee.

From Dundee’s Tay Bridge Station the Firth of Tay is crossed to Wormit, Newport-on-Tay and Tayport whilst to the north of Dundee the routes to Liff, Lochee, Maryfield, Kirkbuddo and Kingsmuir are featured.

In addition, steam workings to Carnoustie, Arbroath and Montrose are shown, including the only section of single line on the East Coast mainline!

The Tay Rail Bridge, Britain’s longest rail bridge at over two miles in length, is highlighted – together with its infamous predecessor, which collapsed during a storm in 1879, carrying seventy-five people to their deaths.

Dundee maintained a wide variety of steam locomotives well into the 1960s and film of the area’s steam workings, together with film of Dundee’s trams, the Tay ferries – plus Dundee’s last working horse – combine with rare film of Dundee in the 1930s to provide a unique and fascinating programme.

Approx. 65 mins.

Region 0/Region free. NTSC versions are available on request.

This dvd is being sold on behalf and with full permission of the copyright holder – Cinerail 2004.