• Short Summary

    Miraculous escape of 150 passengers in holiday train crash.

  • Description

    Barby, Northants.

    SV. Two coaches on their sides - Barby rail crash. SCU. One coach half over on side. CU. End of wrecked coaches with bogie torn away, covered with tangle of telephone wires. SCU. Locomotive on side. CU. Driver's cabin. SCU. Side of coach, more or less upright, with bogie torn away in foreground. CU. Smashed window, bush pressed against it. CU. Top of telegraph pole with wires pulled away, tilt down to salvage workers. Only one man - a driver - was killed. The rest of the 150 passengers are alive and well.

    (Orig.Neg.) (Title scene J.)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    539.44
    Media URN:
    31029
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    11/08/1955
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:50:00:00 / 01:50:30:00
    Canister:
    55/64

Comments (1)

  1. patrick_smyth says

    This accident occurred on 7th August 1955.
    For more info see: http://www.railwaysarchive.co.uk/eventsummary.php?eventID=214

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