• Short Summary

    Film of the operation to clear the debris of the Harrow and Wealdstone rail crash.

  • Description

    Harrow & Wealdstone, London.

    GV. Pan of wrecked engine and wreckage around platforms following rail crash.(1st. 7ft for super title). SV. Men clearing track pan up to rescuers working amongst wreckage. CU. Workman using cutting torch. GV. Americans soldiers working amongst wreckage. SV. American sergeant, with medical supplies. CU. Two bottles of Blood Plasma. SV. Americans preparing and shaking bottles of plasma. GV. Rescuers working amongst wreck, crane lifting roof of wrecked carriage in foreground. SV. Man throwing down girder from overturned engine. GV. Workers amongst wreckage. SV. Housewife preparing bandage and young nurse talking to American soldier. SV. Man trying to release trapped person from wreckage. SV. Nurses preparing bandages etc. CU. Woman tearing up sheet for bandages. CU. Red Cross nurse rolling up bandage. SV. Nurses folding blankets. SV. Woman arriving with two jugs of tea. LV. Rescuers pulling away side of coach. SV. Alan Lennox-Boyd, Minister of Transport with Chief Regional Officer Mr. Watkins inspecting wreckage. LV. Rescuers at work. SCU. Minister of Transport and Watkins. SV. Pan rescue workers carrying away side of coach. GV. Rescuers at work during night time. SV. Type using cutting torch. LV. Rescue work going on at night. SV. Two men working with cutting torch in wrecked coach. GV. Wreckage partly cleared the following morning. SV. Wrecked carriage pan to more wreckage. LV. Engine hauling away wrecked carriage. SV. Wrecked engine. LV. Crane in foreground lifting wrecked carriage. LV. Rescue workers amongst wreckage - cylinders in foreground. SV. Men drinking tea amongst wreckage. SV. Towards engine of London-Manchester Express train moving slowly through station. CU. Pan carriage sign London-Manchester. SV. People looking out of carriage window. GTV. Train moving through station past wreckage.

    (Orig. Neg.)

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:24:37:00 / 01:26:46:00

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  1. Unknown user says

    This accident occurred on 8th October 1952.
    For more info see: http://www.railwaysarchive.co.uk/eventsummary.php?eventID=108

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