On Thursday 29th September 1904, an alarming collision of two tramway cars took place outside McDougalls Buildings, Springwell.
There was only a single line at the place and owing to the heavy fog the drivers did not observe each other until a collision was inevitable. The impact was heavy, the passengers were knocked about – and considerably.
Mr Tennant, a butcher noted shortly in this book, was the person most seriously injured. He was coming down on the outside stair and was thrown down the steps, out to the ground. Both cars were badly damaged.
From the book, “Blantyre Glasgow Road – The Real Story” by Paul Veverka (c) 2017