THIS was the scene of devastation near Castlecary Station in December 1937 when an Edinburgh to Glasgow express crashed into a late-runing train coming from Dundee, killing 35 people.

The accident happened in white-out conditions, with visibility of just a few yards. The express destroyed the rear four coaches of the Dundee to Glasgow train, injuring 179 people.

The driver of the Edinburgh train was charged with culpable homicide for supposedly driving too fast in the weather conditions, but the charge was dropped.

Among the dead was an eight year old girl, who was first counted as missing. Poignantly some locals swore to seeing the ghost of the girl on a station platform for many years after the crash.