• Short Summary

    Pathe cameraman takes aerial shots of train crash in Staffordshire.

  • Description

    Title reads: "Trent Valley Rail Crash".

    Lichfield, Staffordshire.

    M/S of Pathe cameraman Kenneth Gordon getting into small aeroplane. Various shots of wrecked carriages piled high on rail track with men clearing away debris. The Fleetwood to London fish train smashed into a local passenger train standing in Lichfield Trent Valley station. Aerial shots of the scene of the disaster, showing surrounding countryside with other trains steaming along tracks. Various shots of men clearing line, loaded rail trucks pass by.

    Note: this item runs straight into next - SAVERNAKE, also in 46/2 and on tape *PM1372*.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1372.10
    Media URN:
    44937
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    07/01/1946
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:12:18:00 / 01:13:03:00
    Canister:
    46/2

Comments (1)

  1. patrick_smyth says

    The accident occurred on 1st January 1946.
    For more info see: http://www.railwaysarchive.co.uk/eventsummary.php?eventID=896

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