“Regrettable as an Accident is, I maintain that we have provided the strongest type of stock which we can”. “I have built bodies of steel throughout, but they are not as strong as those of wooden construction”
Sir Nigel Gresley, Chief Mechanical Engineer L.N.E.R. (13 December 1937)
Statement made to the Chief Inspecting Officer of Railways on the opening day of the Ministry of Transport Inquiry in Edinburgh into the Disaster that occurred at Castlecary exactly one week earlier in which 35 persons were killed and 109 injured.