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Carmont accident site: in this aerial view from 8 September the damaged vehicles of train 1T08 are adjacent to the crane. To the left of that is the bridge that was destroyed when hit by the train, and to the left of that the landslip which caused the train to derail. At far left is the temporary access to the railway created following the accident.
Courtesy Network Rail

After 13 years without a fatal accident, the derailment of 1T08, a ScotRail Inter7City IC125, at Carmont on 12 August resonated throughout the industry. It was also the first fatal accident of the social media age, and the sense of a grieving railway community was palpable.

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