An Upperward resident has told of his shock at realising that a train he watched passing through Clydesdale was carrying nuclear material. It had all the more emotional impact on him as he was standing with his little grandson trainspotting on the West Coast main line at Thankerton when the sighting occurred last Tuesday night. Villager William McLaughlin said: “At around 6.30pm, we spotted a train travelling south towards us. “As the train drew closer to us, it became apparent what the cargo consisted of. “I could see two large white metal box-like containers carried on two low-loader wagons, a powerful diesel at the front pulling, and another at the back pushing. As it passed us, the reality of what we were witnessing sent a chill down my spine.
Carluke Gazette 17th May 2016 read more »