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    Underwater Train Wreck in the Tay?

    My girlfriend is originally from Dundee, Scotland. Numerous times she has mentioned to me that the railroad bridge there collapsed dumping the train with all passengers into the Tay in the late 1800's. Of course this has me wondering is the wreckage still there and is it diveable? I found plenty of info regarding the bridge collapse on the net, but couldn't find anything about whether or not the wreckage was salvaged, nor anything about diving in the Tay. Does anyone have any knowledge of this?

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    Re: Underwater Train Wreck in the Tay?

    Hi so your good lady is an eh peh fay Dundeh

    Sorry she will understand,

    The train not sure if it's still there but the old foundations are,

    The Tay VERY strong currents ! "0" viz and under control of Fourth Ports
    stand by RIB's on site, on going bridge works.

    I will try to find out more.

    Treasure a wee bit down river "there be gold" and stuff never found yet but the rumor is strong.

    Tay Cannon Ball
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    Zero Viz most likely and fast flowing.
    My brother did a report on the "cannon ball" for the local press and went out on the survey boat. He was not convinced it has to be said.

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    Re: Underwater Train Wreck in the Tay?

    Quote Originally Posted by smokey  View Original Post
    Hi so your good lady is an eh peh fay Dundeh

    En an shes an ingin ain an ah!

    OK, I got this reply over on Deco Stop...

    "I checked on what I have at home and bookmarked; the locomotive was actually raised, repaired and put back into service. The girders which were still in good shape were reused in building the new bridge, which is 60' from the old one. The original piers were left as a breakwater for the new bridge.

    The city of Dundee has an interesting site on the disaster and aftermath.

    http://www.dundeecity.gov.uk/centlib.../taybridge.htm

    Looks like no joy on train wreck diving in Dundee...

    John Yurga"

    Thanks to everyone for their input! Its a bit disappointing that the wreckage was removed, but its a really interesting story, besides I guess finding lost gold would be a lot cooler than diving a wrecked train in roaring current and zero vis anyway!

    Don Ferrara

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