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  • Short Summary

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

  • Description

    Item title reads - Express train smash. Driver and fireman killed in head-on collision at 50 miles per hour with goods train. Near Chesterfield, Derbyshire.

    Various shots of the wreckage of the trains, derailed carriages lay on their side and cranes are in position to lift them. M/S of one carriage nearly on its side. Various shots of the smashed up carriages. M/S of crane attached to one engine while people stand in the foreground and watch.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    778.14
    Media URN:
    36304
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    14/02/1929
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:18:59:00 / 01:20:06:00
    Canister:
    G 1581

Comments (1)

  1. patrick_smyth says

    This seems to be the accident at Doe Hill on 12th February 1929.
    For more info see: http://www.railwaysarchive.co.uk/eventsummary.php?eventID=568

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