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The 1/7th Royal Scots and the Quintinshill Rail Disaster


At the time of the First World War, Britain had a large number of railway companies each owning varying amounts of track and junctions. Often the point where companies’ tracks met became bottlenecks. One such junction was on the English-Scottish border at Gretna. In order to alleviate difficulties, a set of loops, sidings and signal boxes were cons…

ONLINE: HM Factory Gretna


HM Factory Gretna In this ZOOM presentation Nigel Crompton will talk about the human and social side, a pictorial history of His Majesty's Cordite Factory on the Scottish/English border - based around his Master's dissertation and research for a large number of articles and publications. He will also expand the talk to cover Quintinshill, the Gret…