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Stonehaven train tragedy: Funeral of train conductor Donald Dinnie to be held this week

Donald Dinnie
Donald Dinnie

The funeral of train conductor Donald Dinnie, who died in the tragic derailment near Stonehaven, will be held in Westhill this week.

Mr Dinnie, 58, died in the rail incident west of Stonehaven at Carmont on Wednesday, August 12.

Train driver Brett McCullough, 45 and passenger Christopher Stuchbury, 62 were also killed and six others were injured.

Mr Dinnie’s funeral will be held in private, but anyone wishing to pay their last respects can do so when the cortege passes through Hay’s Way and Old Skene Road on Thursday, August 27, at about 1.20pm.

His family described him as a “loving and proud dad, son, partner, brother, uncle and friend” and a “kind, caring and genuine person who was never found without a smile on his face”.

They said he would be “deeply missed by all”.

Two investigations are currently ongoing at the site of the crash.

One is being conducted by the independent Rail Accident Investigation Branch.

The other is being carried out by the police, the British Transport Police, and the Office of Rail and Road.

Initial investigations revealed that in the hours leading up to the incident at Carmont, almost 75% of the total monthly rainfall for Aberdeenshire fell in the area.

Last Wednesday, a one-minute silence was observed at railway stations across Scotland, one week on from the derailment disaster.

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