• Short Summary

    11 people die when train and transporter crash at level crossing. Hixon, Staffordshire.

  • Description

    No title - Express crashes into transporter at automatic crossing, 11 die. Hixon, Staffordshire.

    M/S inside wrecked railway carriage, M/S looking from carriage to fire and wreckage. M/S men clearing the wreckage of train, pan to wreckage of large transporter. Various shots wreckage. Various shots level crossing with police stood around. M/S bar and lights, C/U lights. C/U sign 'In emergency or before crossing with exceptional or heavy loads or cattle phone signalman'. M/S people and police at crash site.

    M/S of the approach to another 'continental' style level crossing, similar to the one where the crash occurred. L/S cars coming over crossing. C/U emergency sign, pan to telephone. C/U phone. C/U stop lights flashing. L/S traffic stopping. C/U pan as barrier comes down. L/S pan as train goes through, barrier then lifts and traffic starts to pass. M/S and C/U level crossing, pan to wreckage of train and transporter. Various shots of wreckage.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2051.35
    Media URN:
    56617
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    11/01/1968
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:52:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:51:04:00 / 01:52:56:00
    Canister:
    68/4

Comments (2)

  1. jamied says

    The incident occurred on the 6 January 1968.

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  2. patrick_smyth says

    For more info see: http://www.railwaysarchive.co.uk/eventsummary.php?eventID=125

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