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Polmont, Scotland 1986
Polmont, Scotland (1986)
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A cow which had strayed onto the line was struck by Edinburgh - Glasgow express at some 85mph. The six coach train was being pushed by a class 47 Diesel locomotive. Parts of the cow went under the wheels of the leading car, derailing it and deflecting up the embankment and causing it to face in the opposite direction. Thirteen people were killed and seventeen injured.
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