Train Smash 1953

Star Item

Description

Minor casualties in train collision at Forest Gate, East London.

Various shots of the crashed tube train and goods wagons involved in the smash. GV. Wrecked trains at Forest Gate. SCU. Gidea Park sign on front of train.

STV. Damaged coaches. GV. Men working in front of train cutting...

more

Data

Cataloguer:
Howard
Stock:
Black & White
Sound:
Sound
Media URN:
28443
Sort Number:
53/039
Time in/Out:
01:43:10:00 / 01:43:32:00
Canister:
53/39
Film ID:
80.20
Issue Date:
28/05/1953

Comments (1)

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.

All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

  • This is the accident at Forest Gate - Manor Park on 24th May 1953.
    For more info see: http://www.railwaysarchive.co.uk/eventsummary.php?eventID=674

    patrick_smyth 6th Aug 2013

Add your comment

To post a comment, please Register or to add a comment
August 2014 marks 100 years since the start of World War One. To honour this landmark occasion, British Pathé have launched this definitive collection of WW1 films.
yardstare
On 14th April 1912, four days into her maiden voyage, RMS Titanic struck an iceberg. These 15 images have been selected from Pathe's Titanic collection.
Titanic
Verbal warfare at its best. Here are some of history's greatest retorts and snarling insults. These people certainly didn't mince their words!
pope

Related Videos

Hide
London Train Smash

London Train Smash

Two trains collided near Battersea Park Station.

Cup Final Train Smash

Cup Final Train Smash

Four are killed and many injured in a train crash at Euston.

Another French Train Smash

Another French Train Smash

Footage of the wreck of the Basle - Paris Express train in Noisy-Le-Sec.

Another French Train Smash

Another French Train Smash

Cuts (rushes, out takes) for ANOTHER FRENCH TRAIN SMASH in G 1254.

Howth Train Smash

Howth Train Smash

An item showing the wreckage of a train after a crash in Howth, Ireland.

Selected Originals - Washington Train-Smash Aka U.S. Train Wreck

Selected Originals - Washington Train-Smash Aka U.S. Train Wreck

Material relating to newsreel story "Washington Train Smash" - 53/7.

Express Train Smash

Express Train Smash

Wreckage of two trains after head on collision. Chesterfield, Derbyshire.

Following on from '10 Tragedies Caught on Film', we bring you part 2 and ten more tragedies that were captured when the reels were recording.
10MoreTragedies
She may never have given a press interview but she is still one of the most famous women in the world. Here are 13 surprising facts you may not know about Queen Elizabeth II.
dancingqueen
British Pathe captured many extraordinary events on film over its 80 year history but sometimes the cameras were switched on when tragedy struck.
Franz Reichelt
Are you guilty of perpetuating a story regardless of its truth? Here are some classic urban myths which you may not know are false.
Urban Legends
The Duke of Edinburgh has many talents, but it is his unique way with words that often receives the most attention. 
Philip
Life before health and safety laws; men worked at huge heights, balancing on girders and cranes all in order to help build the world's tallest skyscrapers.
Vertigo
The images taken from inside Buchenwald Concentration Camp after its Liberation show us what it was like; it tells us what happened and forces us to remember.
Buchenwald
Over its history, the Pathe cameras filmed a number of people who had committed heinous crimes. So in no particular order, these images show ten faces of truly evil men and women.
Himmler