British Train Disasters 1914-1975 - British Train Disasters

British Train Disasters 1914-1975
This compilation of newsreel reports from the British Movietone News archive is a companion release to the best selling SFE DVD release BRITISH STEAM RAILWAY DISASTERS - 1913 to 1967 that previously collected together the news reports of the other two main newsreel companies, Reuters and British Pathé.
GREAT BRITISH TRAIN DISASTERS is a comprehensive round up of no less than 76 disasters, mostly from the era of steam locomotion. Railway accidents happen for a variety of reasons from passing red signals, driver error, poor visibility, infrastructure and equipment failures, road vehicle collisions or sabotage. The locations reports included are :-

Carr Bridge, Near Aviemore (18.6.1914) / Leighton Buzzard (22.3.1931) / Dagenham Dock (18.12.1931) /
Great Bridgeford, Near Stafford (17.6.1932) / Eaglescliffe, Stockton-On-Tees (6.5.1933) / West Hampstead (13.3.1934) / Welwyn Garden City (15.6.1934) / Winwick Junction, Near Warrington (28.8.1934) / Port Eglinton Junction, Glasgow (6.9.1934) / Kings Langley, Near Hemel Hampstead (13.3.1935) / Potbridge, Hampshire (17.11.1935) / Shrivenham, Near Swindon (15.1.1936) / Sleaford North Junction (15.2.1937) / Langley (1.3.1937) / Battersea Park (2.4.1937) / Swanley (27.6.1937) / Castlecary, Scotland (10.12.1937) / Oakley Junction, Bedfordshire (21.1.1938) / Charing Cross Underground (10.1.1938) / Hatfield (26.1.1939) / Hillgay, Norfolk (1.6.1939) / Bletchley (13.10.1939) / Watford (5.2.1940) / Wembley (12.10.1940) / Sun Bank Halt, Llangollen (7.9.1945) / Bourne End (30.9.1945) / Northwood (21.12.1945) / Lichfield (1.1.1946) / Cadley, Near Marlborough (2.1.1946) / South Croydon (24.10.1947) / Goswick (26.10.1947) / Winsford (17.4.1948) / Stockport (30.11.1948) / Penmaenmawr (27.8.1950) / Ford, Near Arundel (5.8.1951) / Weedon (21.9.1951) / Harrow And Wealdstone (8.10.1952) / Stratford Underground (9.4.1953) / Irk Valley Junction, Manchester (15.8.1953) / Sutton Coldfield (23.1.1955) / Barby, Near Rugby (7.8.1955) / Milton, Near Didcot (20.11.1955) / Luton (22.12.1955) / Welwyn Garden City (7.1.1957) / Chapel-En-Le-Frith (9.2.1957) / Horsham (3.6.1957) / Uddingston, Near Glasgow (17.6.1957) / Lewisham (4.12.1957) / Dagenham East (30.1.1958) / Eastbourne (25.8.1958) / Highworth Junction, Near Swindon (12.11.1958) / Hitchin (19.11.1958) / East Ham (12.11.1959) / Borough Market Junction, London (28.1.1960) / Royton, Lancashire (8.2.1961) / Winsford (26.12.1962) / The Big Freeze Of 1963 / Elm Park, Near Romford (29.3.1965) / Kentish Town (23.12.1966) / Hither Green (5.11.1967) / Tattenhall Junction, Near Chester (2.7.1971) / Eltham Well Hall, London (11.6.1972) / King’s Cross And Euston Bomb Blasts (10.9.1973) / West Ealing (19.12.1973) / Moorgate Underground (28.2.1975) / Nuneaton (6.6.1975) / BONUS FEATURE : Royal Engineers Blow Up L.M.S. Viaduct near Matlock (28.9.33)


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