David Carter The Quintinshill Rail Disaster
The Quintinshill Rail Disaster happened on 22nd May 1915. This talk examines the events surrounding the multi-train rail crash near Gretna just over the Scotland/England border from Carlisle. With over 220 dead, it remains the worst crash in British rail history. We look at the sequence of events and the response of local people in supporting the casualties as well as the response of the rail company and authorities.
David is a retired teacher, author of two books. Volunteer researcher for the Royal Fusiliers Museum, Tower of London, lives in Cumbria