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The Tay Bridge Disaster - John Laurie - The Great McGonagall (Vinyl, LP)

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  1. There were no survivors from the disaster, which claimed 75 (not 90) dead. A new railway bridge opened less than 10 years later - built just a few metres from the old one. In his inimitable style, McGonagall went on to write a poem celebrating this great achievement - An Address to the New Tay Bridge.
  2. A "digital microscope" that lets scientists examine photographs at high resolutions has finally proved what caused the Tay Bridge disaster of years ago in which 75 people died.
  3. May 21,  · THE Tay Bridge disaster of was probably caused by shoddy workmanship and not by a design fault, according to new research.
  4. May 29,  · "The Tay Bridge Disaster" is a poem written in by the Scottish poet William McGonagall, who has been recognised as the worst poet in history. The poem recounts the events of the evening of 28 December , when, during a severe gale, the Tay Rail Bridge at Dundee collapsed as a train was passing over it with the loss of all on board. The number of deaths was actually 75, not 90 .
  5. Jan 11,  · Only two years earlier McGonagall had written a poem praising the bridge for its “numerous arches and pillars in so grand array”. The poem went on to declare that the bridge was “A great beautification to the River Tay”. However, after the disaster he criticised the way that the bridge .
  6. Sep 02,  · Tay Bridge review – adventurous story of ghost-train-in-waiting Dundee Rep Peter Arnott’s brilliant vignettes about a railway bridge disaster imagine the lives and hopes of .
  7. How the disaster happen’d on the last Sabbath day of , Which will be remember’d for a very long time. It must have been an awful sight, To witness in the dusky moonlight, While the Storm Fiend did laugh, and angry did bray, Along the Railway Bridge of the Silv’ry Tay, Oh! ill-fated Bridge of the Silv’ry Tay, I must now conclude my lay.
  8. Notes. Despite well over a century of subsequent train travel, the Tay Bridge disaster remains one of Britain’s worst ever railway accidents. A terrific storm, which had spread mayhem and destruction throughout central Scotland, was howling down the Tay just as the Edinburgh train was crossing the bridge.

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