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The Forth Railway Bridge Centenary Reel

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THE FORTH RAILWAY BRIDGE CENTENARY REEL (R4x32) 4C set Roy Goldring

1- 8 1s dance reflection reels of 3 on own sides with 2s+3s
9-16 1s followed by 2s lead down to bottom and cast up own sides to 2nd place, lead up to top and 1s cast to 2nd place as 2s follow but end in 1st place
17-24 1s cross down to dance reflection reels of 3 on opposite sides with 3s+4s
25-32 1s turn 3s 1½ times (LH on Ladies' side and RH on Men's), turn 4s ½ way (other hand) to 4th place and cross RH

(MINICRIB, Dance Crib compiled by Charles Upton, Deeside Caledonian Society, and his successors)


Dance Information

The Forth Railway Bridge is a cantilever railway bridge over the Firth of Forth in the east of Scotland, to the east of the Forth Road Bridge, and 14 kilometres (9 mi) west of central Edinburgh. The bridge connects Scotland's capital city with Fife, and acts as a major artery connecting the north-east and south-east of the country. Described as "the one internationally recognised Scottish landmark"

Built between 1883 and 1890, the bridge is, even today, regarded as an engineering marvel. It is 2.5 km (1.5 miles) in length, and the double track is elevated 46 m (approx. 150 ft) above high tide.

Forth Railway Bridge Image
The Forth Railway Bridge


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