Dumfries and Galloway

Railway at Quintinshill
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Railway at Quintinshill

A location on the mainline railway from Scotland to England, Quintinshill lies a half-mile (1 km) north of Springfield and a similar distance northwest of the English border. Once the site of a station and sidings, Quintinshill was the scene of Britain's worst rail disaster in 1915, with 227 people killed. Most of the dead were soldiers on their way to the front in the First World War.

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