• Short Summary

    Ten dead and fifty-nine injured as rail coach topples eighty feet from viaduct.

  • Description

    Manchester, England.

    GV. Collapsed viaduct with crane following train crash. LV. Crane lifting coach at bottom of viaduct. SV. & LV. Towards, firemen carry body away from wreckage. TV. Wrecked coach, pan up GV. wreckage of viaduct. SV. Wreckage, pan up to viaduct. SV Crane lifting train wheels. SCU. Firemen working in wreckage. SV. Steam train 42474 on side. LV. Wreckage on viaduct. LV. Viaduct, pan down to coach.

    (Lav.) (Orig. 'F')

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    112.28
    Media URN:
    28732
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    20/08/1953
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:34:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:52:35:00 / 01:53:09:00
    Canister:
    53/63

Comments (1)

  1. patrick_smyth says

    I believe this is the aftermath of the accident at Irk Valley Junction on 15th August 1953.
    For more info see: http://www.railwaysarchive.co.uk/eventsummary.php?eventID=223

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