• Short Summary

    17 people die when engine and coaches overturn at Sutton Coldfield train station.

  • Description

    Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands.

    GV. & SV. Night, partly wrecked coach. LV. Piled up wrecked coaches on top of engine. SV. Piled wreckage on engine. SV. Two steel coaches, not badly wrecked. SV. Men looking on. LV. Crane lifting wrecked tender. SV. First aid workers standing by, including nurse Gellion on right. SV. Crane lifting tender. SV. Voluntary workers using field kitchens (W.V.S.) SV. & CU. & SV. Completely overturned engine. CU. Man cutting with oxyacetylene torch. Day, LV. Dawn. Wreckage on platform and rescue workers. SV. Wrecked coach lying on wrecked platform. SV. Rescuers clearing debris on wrecked platform. SV. & LV. & GV. Crane hoisting away wrecked coach. SV. Coach being cleared from another coach. SV. Steel coach on side. LV. Steel coaches (partly wrecked). SV. Torn away bogeys. SV. Wrecked engine on side of platform, coach in foreground. SV. People watching. GV. & SV. Wrecked engine on side of platform. CU. Engine on platform. SV. Pan rescue workers clearing away debris.

    (Orig.Neg.) (Title F.)

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    499.26
    Media URN:
    30358
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    27/01/1955
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:35:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:29:30:00 / 01:31:05:00
    Canister:
    55/8

Comments (1)

  1. patrick_smyth says

    This accident occurred on 23rd January 1955.
    For more info see: http://www.railwaysarchive.co.uk/eventsummary.php?eventID=110

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