Tay Rail Bridge

Photogaphs of the re-building of the Tay Rail

Tay Rail Bridge, Dundee

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Tay Rail Bridge, Dundee - Ref: WC1639


Alexander Wilson who took this photograph, was a supervisor in a Dundee jute mill for over 20 years. He bequeathed much of his collection and £50, to cover the costs involved, to the Free Library Committee of Dundee in 1923.

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wc1639

Tay Rail Bridge, Dundee

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Tay Rail Bridge, Dundee - Ref: WC1657

Photograph from Alexander Wilson collection. The photograph shows the completed bridge with final work being done to the approaches.

In 1869 The North British Railway set up the Tay Bridge Undertaking to build a bridge across the Tay. In May 1871, the contract was awarded to Charles De Bergue to build a bridge in three years at a cost of £217,099.18s.6d.

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wc1657

Tay Rail Bridge, Dundee

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Tay Bridge, Dundee - Ref: WC1641


Alexander Wilson who took this photograph, was a supervisor in a Dundee jute mill for over 20 years. He bequeathed much of his collection and £50, to cover the costs involved, to the Free Library Committee of Dundee in 1923.

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wc1641

Tay Rail Bridge, Dundee

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Tay Rail Bridge, Dundee - Ref: WC1658

On 25 September 1877, a passenger train containing the directors was photographed as it crossed the bridge to the cheers of some twenty thousand local spectators. Eight months later a train pulled by the engine "Lochee" crossed over and the bridge was officially opened.

As it entered the new Tay Bridge Station, a band played "See the Conquering Hero Comes." There was a procession through the city streets, which were draped in bunting and the bells of the Old Steeple tolling.

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wc1658

Tay Rail Bridge, Dundee

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Tay Rail Bridge, Dundee - Ref: WC1606


Alexander Wilson who took this photograph, was a supervisor in a Dundee jute mill for over 20 years. He bequeathed much of his collection and £50, to cover the costs involved, to the Free Library Committee of Dundee in 1923.

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wc1606

Tay Rail Bridge, Dundee

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Tay Rail Bridge, Dundee - Ref: WC1625


Alexander Wilson who took this photograph, was a supervisor in a Dundee jute mill for over 20 years. He bequeathed much of his collection and £50, to cover the costs involved, to the Free Library Committee of Dundee in 1923.

£8.25
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wc1625

Tay Rail Bridge, Dundee

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Tay Rail Bridge, Dundee - Ref: WC1610


Alexander Wilson who took this photograph, was a supervisor in a Dundee jute mill for over 20 years. He bequeathed much of his collection and £50, to cover the costs involved, to the Free Library Committee of Dundee in 1923.

£8.25
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wc1610

Tay Rail Bridge, Dundee

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Tay Bridge, Dundee - Ref: WC1626


Alexander Wilson who took this photograph, was a supervisor in a Dundee jute mill for over 20 years. He bequeathed much of his collection and £50, to cover the costs involved, to the Free Library Committee of Dundee in 1923.

£8.25
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wc1626

Tay Rail Bridge, Dundee

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Tay Rail Bridge, Dundee - Ref: WC1611


Alexander Wilson who took this photograph, was a supervisor in a Dundee jute mill for over 20 years. He bequeathed much of his collection and £50, to cover the costs involved, to the Free Library Committee of Dundee in 1923.

£8.25
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wc1611

Tay Rail Bridge, Dundee

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Tay Rail Bridge, Dundee - Ref: WC1627


Alexander Wilson who took this photograph, was a supervisor in a Dundee jute mill for over 20 years. He bequeathed much of his collection and £50, to cover the costs involved, to the Free Library Committee of Dundee in 1923.

£8.25
Ref: 
wc1627
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