• Short Summary

    Eight people killed and many injured in London to Bradford express train crash.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "YORKSHIRE TRAIN DISASTER".

    Wath-on-Dearne Nr Mexborough, Yorkshire.

    Air shot of train wreckage of crashed London to Bradford express train. Long shot of wrecked coaches on embankment. Closer shot of wrecked coaches lying on a pile. Rescue squads at work amongst wreckage. Wrecked coach. Long shot of wreckage on side of embankment, pan to wrecked coaches lying on embankment. Various shots of wreckage of coaches on top of embankment. Angle shot, overturned coach. Chassis of coach. Coaches on side of embankment. Eighth people died and many were injured in the crash.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1430.12
    Media URN:
    46590
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    24/05/1948
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:16:17:00 / 01:17:10:00
    Canister:
    48/42

Comments (1)

  1. patrick_smyth says

    I believe this is the aftermath of the Accident at Wath Road Junction on 18th May 1948.
    For more info see: http://www.railwaysarchive.co.uk/eventsummary.php?eventID=1413

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