John Mallaney

In The Frame

The Tay Rail Bridge, Dundee

Here are a few shots of the Tay rail bridge which I took during a short break to my home city.  The bridge is of course famous for the disaster that befell it on the 28 Dec 1879 when, during a violent storm the bridge partially collapsed, plunging a train and its passengers into the icy cold River Tay below.  It is understood that 75 people perished on that fateful night, although only 46 bodies were ever recovered.

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2 Responses to “The Tay Rail Bridge, Dundee”

  1. S Howlett

    Superb series of photos, John. I’ve visited Dundee twice; a Royal Navy visit in the 1980s when serving on HMS Fife and then in 2010 with a camera! A great place.


    • John Mallaney

      Many thanks, I left Dundee in the mid 80’s to join the Air Force and the city was in dire need of a facelift. Fortunately, much has changed and Dundee is now quite an attractive city. The waterfront is currently being redeveloped and should be stunning when completed in the next 5 or so years. Thanks again



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