Videos tagged with "disaster"
Dusk Passenger Train Tay Railway Bridge Dundee Scotland [00:50]
Tour Scotland video shot at dusk of a passenger train crossing the Tay Railway Bridge on visit to Dundee. The Tay Bridge is a railway bridge that spans the Firth of Tay in Scotland, between the city of Dundee and Wormit in Fife. The Tay Bridge disaster occurred during a violent storm on 28 December 1879 when the first Tay Rail Bridge collapsed while a train was passing over it from Wormit to Dundee, killing all aboard.
5043 to Scotland [09:50]
"A Castle to Scotland? Wish me luck!" those were the words I said to a few people who mentioned last year about 5043 going up to Scotland. Vintage Trains embarked on an ambitious itinerary that would have the Castle work on a three day run to and around Scotland. With this I decided to make the whole event my own personal holiday to Scotland for the first time. And it did happen, although not everything went as planned. Day 1 begins on a beautiful but very windy day on Shap, the Castle powers it's way up past Scout Green despite a slight assistance from the diesel at the rear. But disaster struck. Shortly after the Castle left the scene two lineside fires started and within a few minutes Greenholme and Shap Wells were up in smoke as can be seen from my car. With the high risk of lineside fires Network Rail ordered the Class 47 diesel to be behind 5043 and push the locomotive as well as pulling the train from Carlisle onwards, this meant getting a blistering shot over Beattock was not possible to achieve so a more unconvincing but scenic beauty shot at Wandel in South Lanarkshire was the only option. To Day 2 the Forth Circle railtour. With the Castle now firmly into Scotland she sets out on her outing run around the Forth Circle, however the crews were ordered to take it easy and not open up the regulator to full. Crossing over the picaresque Linithgow viaduct 5043 takes it steadily as she approaches the starting point of the run. To the Fife coast where we see Edgcumbe ...
Tags: 5043, earl, of, mount, edgcumbe, castle, to, scotland, rail, tour, forth, circle, bridge
UM! Whisky Tour #73: Springbank (Part 1 of 3) [13:00]
Gogsies Campbeltown Extrava'dram'za begins here. Campbeltown once boasted around 30 distilleries back in the first whiskey boom in the latter half of the 19th Century. But then two major disasters struck the industry; 1) the emergence of American prohibition (the only major export at the time) and 2) legendary tea-total PM David Lloyd George introduced a ridiculous tax on barley designed to stamp out alcohol abuse across the country. One by one the Campbeltown distilling dynasty collapsed with only two distilleries surviving to this day... the town is littered with remnants of its great heyday but more of that in a later episode. The next three episodes focus upon Springbank, thanks duly to a truly awesome tour that I felt needed to be uploaded in full...
Tags: kintyre, campbeltown, springbank, longrow, hazelburn, hebrides, braveheart, highland, islay, Speyside, whisky, whiskey, scotch, scotland, diageo, edrington, DCL, Cadenhead, Gordon, mcphail, drunk, pissed, nip, dram, uisge beatha, slainthe mhath, single ma
Dundee, Scotland from Dundee Law [01:18]
View of Dundee, Scotland (Birthplace of the Inventor of the Adhesive Postage Stamp) from the top of Dundee Law.
Tags: dundee, scotland, haggis, river tay, tay bridge disaster, scotland travel, dundee law, north sea, jute mill, jute barons, dundee united, dundee city, adhesive postage stamp, hms discovery