The thread about the Ratho Rail Crash of 1917; “an unfortunate illustration of the danger of taking things for granted”
The thread about the Elliot Junction Disaster; a tragic railway crash in the midst of a blizzard that shares its anniversary with the Tay Bridge Disaster
The thread about Alexander Bain, and why his name should be every bit as well known as those of Samuel Morse, Alexander Graham Bell and John Logie Baird
The thread about the “Edinburgh & Leith Atmospheric War;” when rival concerns fought tooth and nail at the height of “Railway Mania,” for the right to build an improbable, vacuum-powered railway from Edinburgh to Leith
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