• Short Summary

    People work in the wreckage of a crashed train outside Watford.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Landslide Blocks Railway".

    Watford, Hertfordshire.

    VS of rescue workers pulling the wreckage of a steam train from amidst a mound of mud into which the train had plunged after the embankment had collapsed onto the line. The men work amidst thick mud and in poor visibility. One person was killed in the disaster. Shots of people working to remove carriages from landslide.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1035.15
    Media URN:
    20589
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    08/02/1940
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:24:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:17:56:00 / 01:18:20:00
    Canister:
    40/12

Comments (1)

  1. patrick_smyth says

    This was the accident at Watford Tunnel on 4th February 1940.
    For more info see: http://www.railwaysarchive.co.uk/eventsummary.php?eventID=8606

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