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ITN Reports: Train derailment in Essex

Report about a train derailed in Essex by vandals which killed the driver and injured many passengers. 'ITN Reports' was a series of documentary reports from around the world, produced by ITN News and broadcast on ITV from November 1964 - December 1965. Black and White B/W material.

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Reporter:Michael Nicholson
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Source:DAM

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ENGLAND: London: Fenchurch Street: INT Shot of station clock / Shot of departures board / Commuters running for train on platform / Police request for witnesses written on blackboard EXT Train leaving station INT TRAIN Shot out of window from travelling train ENGLAND: Essex: EXT Shots of train travelling along tracks EXT/NIGHT Close up of front of derailed train (destination Shoeburyness) / Various close-up shots of wreckage from derailment EXT Workers (repair gangs) clearing up mess from derailment / Close up of piece of track where train hit object / Group of children playing near train track...

ENGLAND: London: Fenchurch Street: INT Shot of station clock / Shot of departures board / Commuters running for train on platform / Police request for witnesses written on blackboard EXT Train leaving station INT TRAIN Shot out of window from travelling train ENGLAND: Essex: EXT Shots of train travelling along tracks EXT/NIGHT Close up of front of derailed train (destination Shoeburyness) / Various close-up shots of wreckage from derailment EXT Workers (repair gangs) clearing up mess from derailment / Close up of piece of track where train hit object / Group of children playing near train track

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ENGLAND: Essex: INT Interview with train drivers on what might derail train SOT - Wouldn't have to be large object - maybe steel bar / Has come across bicycle wheels, pushchairs, prams, tin baths, oil drums on tracks / Some people have lowered objects such as bricks using ropes on to windscreen of train / Dread holiday times when children are off school / Think some objects are birds until hit front of train / Was on derailed train and am now one of luckiest men alive / Get stones thrown at you / Have had guns fired at them / Get gangs of older youths with girls with them / Nothing can do about it...

ENGLAND: Essex: INT Interview with train drivers on what might derail train SOT - Wouldn't have to be large object - maybe steel bar / Has come across bicycle wheels, pushchairs, prams, tin baths, oil drums on tracks / Some people have lowered objects such as bricks using ropes on to windscreen of train / Dread holiday times when children are off school / Think some objects are birds until hit front of train / Was on derailed train and am now one of luckiest men alive / Get stones thrown at you / Have had guns fired at them / Get gangs of older youths with girls with them / Nothing can do about it

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EXT Shots of various objects which have been found on railway tracks / Close up of derailed train INT Interview in hospital with one of passengers on derailed train SOT - Had just left Dagenham East station travelling pretty fast when realised wheels had come off track / Was doing somersaults in air and was unable to help himself / Train ran on for while before big bang knocked him off feet again EXT Close up of wheels of train after it had derailed / Workers attending to wreckage of derailed train...

EXT Shots of various objects which have been found on railway tracks / Close up of derailed train INT Interview in hospital with one of passengers on derailed train SOT - Had just left Dagenham East station travelling pretty fast when realised wheels had come off track / Was doing somersaults in air and was unable to help himself / Train ran on for while before big bang knocked him off feet again EXT Close up of wheels of train after it had derailed / Workers attending to wreckage of derailed train

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Interview with widow of train driver that died in derailment SOT - Last night had husband and haven't got one now / Husband had often talked of dangers facing train drivers on this line / Had come home with his face cut / Had been afraid of hitting children on line / Never spoke of fears for train only fear for children / Something should be done - not just railway workers at danger but children themselves too / Murder of good man / If mothers don't stop their children doing this it will be their hearts being broken...

Interview with widow of train driver that died in derailment SOT - Last night had husband and haven't got one now / Husband had often talked of dangers facing train drivers on this line / Had come home with his face cut / Had been afraid of hitting children on line / Never spoke of fears for train only fear for children / Something should be done - not just railway workers at danger but children themselves too / Murder of good man / If mothers don't stop their children doing this it will be their hearts being broken

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