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    Full title reads: "Wales. The 'one in a million' chance! Landslide strikes passenger train - hurling the engine 100 feet over the cliffs to the rocks below."

    Near Barmouth, Wales.

    Men work to clear soil and rocks from coastal railway line. The fall was caused by a landslide. Pan down to other men working and then to the foot of the cliffs to show smashed steam engine laying wrecked on the rocks.

    N.B. Miraculously the passenger coaches were left on the line when the locomotive was swept away.

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    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    09/03/1933
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    6041
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    699.26
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:00:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:30:54:00 / 01:31:43:00
    Canister:
    33/20
    Sort Number:
    33/020
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    Categories
    Science & Technology
  • Stills

    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

Comments (1)

  1. patrick_smyth says

    I believe this is the aftermath of the accident at Vriog Cutting on 4th March 1933.
    For more info see: http://www.railwaysarchive.co.uk/eventsummary.php?eventID=1380

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