Landslide Blocks Railway 1940

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    Full title reads: "Landslide Blocks Railway".

    Watford, Hertfordshire.

    VS of rescue workers pulling the wreckage of a steam train from amidst a mound of mud into which the train had plunged after the embankment had collapsed onto the line. The men work amidst thick mud and in poor visibility. One person was killed in the disaster. Shots of people working to remove carriages from landslide.

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    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    08/02/1940
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    20589
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    1035.15
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:00:24:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:17:56:00 / 01:18:20:00
    Canister:
    40/12
    Sort Number:
    40/012
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  • This was the accident at Watford Tunnel on 4th February 1940.
    For more info see: http://www.railwaysarchive.co.uk/eventsummary.php?eventID=8606

    patrick_smyth 6th Aug 2013

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