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The Railway Reel

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THE RAILWAY REEL (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Gordon Thomson Gordons Dance Book 1

1- 8 1s lead down middle, cross over and cast up to 2nd place while 2s set and cross RH to 3rd place while 3s cast up to 1st place and cross RH, all turn RH (3)(1)(2)
9-16 All Set&Link for 3 once, Men dance RH across while Ladies also dance RH across
17-24 2L+1L+2M also 3L+1M+3M dance ½ reel of 3 across (1L RSh to 2L and 1M RSh to 3M to start), all Set&Link for 3 onto sides
25-32 1s dance diagonal R&L (M down) to end 3124
2nd time through, ends 3412, 1s step to bottom and 3s become new 1s

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

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