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‘Heartbreaking’ rail tragedy pictures dominates dailies’ front pages

Daily newspaper front pages were dominated by the “heartbreaking” scene of a train crash which claimed three lives.

Dailies in Scotland splashed this morning on images from the scene of the derailment near Stonehaven following extreme weather in the area.

Driver Brett McCullough, conductor Donald Dinnie and a passenger died after the tragedy befell the Aberdeen to Glasgow service.

Aberdeen’s Press & Journal showed the full extent of the derailment on its front page this morning.

Rail PJ

Posting on Twitter, Press & Journal and Aberdeen Evening Express editor-in-chief Frank O’Donnell described yesterday as “a heartbreaking day” for the North-East of Scotland.

Writing last night, Frank added: “Tragic news here in Stonehaven today.

“My thoughts – and I speak for all the P&J and Evening Express team – are with those affected.

“And our thanks to the emergency services for their heroic efforts in such difficult conditions.”

The same image was used by the P&J’s DC Thomson sister daily the Dundee Courier.

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The Glasgow-based Daily Record offered a different image, showing the scene from the tracks.

Rail Record

And The Scotsman bordered its front page in black to mark the tragedy.

Rail Scotsman