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  • Short Summary

    Train ploughs into packed charabanc at level crossing.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Terrible charabanc disaster. 9 killed and several injured as train dashes into crowded motorcoach at level crossing".

    Location of events unknown.

    M/S of people gathered by gates at either side of a railway level crossing. Panning shot from platform to level crossing, there are still bits of mangled wreckage at edge of tracks. Station appears to be in a rural area. Panning M/S of man standing next to damaged charabanc. M/S of back of charabanc - we see this is where the worse damage is, it is almost completely destroyed. Various shots of debris from level crossing gates and charabanc.

    Cuts exist - see separate record for details.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    630.14
    Media URN:
    26126
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    02/09/1926
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:41:23:00 / 01:42:37:00
    Canister:
    G 1325

Comments (2)

  1. patrick_smyth says

    This was an accident at Naworth Station Level Crossing (Cumbria) on 30th August 1926.

    For more details see: http://www.railwaysarchive.co.uk/eventsummary.php?eventID=1040

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  2. c27858 says

    A relation of mine Elsie Furness was killed in this accident. She was one of the passengers on the charabanc

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