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  • Short Summary

    Steam train 'The Royal Scot' crashes in Bedfordshire killing 6.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Leighton Buzzard. Scotch Express Wrecked - 6 killed and many injured in appalling disaster to 'The Royal Scot'."

    Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire.

    Chunks of wrecked train are lifted off the tracks by a crane following a crash. People look on as work is done on the wreckage. Police and volunteers carry away a stretcher. Many of the workmen stop and look at the stretcher passes. Pan across wrecked carriages. Various shots of wreckage - the carriages appear to have been torn apart. CU LMS logo (London Midland Scottish railways).

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    765.23
    Media URN:
    7246
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    25/03/1931
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:40:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:40:15:00 / 01:42:55:00
    Canister:
    31/25

Comments (1)

  1. patrick_smyth says

    This accident occurred on 22nd March 1931.
    For more info see: http://www.railwaysarchive.co.uk/eventsummary.php?eventID=97

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