Railway Video

The Dundee to Newtyle Railway was opened in 1831. It was built to link Dundee to the countryside, to move produce between farmland and the mills and docks of the town.

It was the early days of railways. Hills were overcome using stationary engines pulling coaches on ropes, with flat sections in between. The tunnel through the Law is well known, although few have been able to go into for over 60 years. The tunnel was only used between the 1830’s and 1860’s.

The video tells the story of the journey up and through the Law, enjoyed by hundreds of people over 150 years ago.

More information about the tunnel and the railway is available here