James Cameron and his wife, Christina Sutherland – my great grandparents on my father’s side – had a very lucky escape.  My dad mentioned once that they were almost killed in a bridge collapse.   He said they were on an old steam train from Edinburgh about to cross the Tay Bridge when it collapsed.  If they had been just a minute or so early they would have been killed.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/scottishhistory/victorian/features_victorian_railways2.shtml

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