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ENGLAND: AFTERMATH OF TRAIN CRASH AT NUNEATON.


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Reference 5742/75
Tape
Issue
Can 14728
Source BBC
Restrictions Restrictions on certain uses may apply, and may vary from those listed.
Time code
Date original 6 JUNE 1975
Duration 99 ft
Technical C/M MAG 16mm
Subset Reuters TV - RTV Post 1957
Location NUNEATON, WARWICKSHIRE
Sound ENG COMM
Colourbw COLOUR

1. AERIAL VIEW-PAN-DISASTER AREA 6 ft
2. LV-CARRIAGE PARTLY ON THE PLATFORM 7 ft
3. ZOOM OUT TO SHOW-ENGINE SHUNTED FURTHER UP THE STATION 11 ft
4. LV-RESCUE WORKERS ON TOP OF A CARRIAGE 15 ft
5. AERIAL VIEW-THIRD AND FOURTH CARRIAGES 21 ft
6. PAN-CRASH SITE 26 ft
7. LV-RESCUE WORKERS AND CARRIAGES 30 ft
8. MV-NURSE AND FIREMAN 33 ft
9. LV-FIREMEN CARRIAGE A STRETCHER 37 ft
10. MV-WOMAN SPEAKING 40 ft
11. CU-WOMAN'S SON 43 ft
12. MV-WOMAN 51 ft
13. AERIAL VIEW-WRECKAGE 58 ft
14. CU-SIGN "NUNEATON STATION" 59 ft
15. ZOOM OUT TO SHOW-2nd LOCOMOTIVE WEDGED UNDER STATION ROOF, ON THE PLATFORM 62 ft
16. PAN-WRECKAGE 71 ft
17. CU-MR. YOUNG 86 ft
18. CU-DOCTOR UNDERNEATH A CARRIAGE 88 ft
19. GV-RESCUE WORKERS AND CARRIAGES 89 ft
20. PAN-DAMAGED LINES 91 ft
21. REPORTER TO CAMERA 99 ft
TRANSCRIPT:
REPORTER......the crash which happened at 5,20 a.m. tore the train apart, and the wreckage lay across all five tracks of the station............................
.......the luckier ones were those who escaped with a shaving.
WOMAN (SEQ 10): I was on the top bunk when everything seemed to collapse straight on top of me....... we had to wait until men could push it open.
REPORTER: Police now appeal for any passengers who may have left the scene before they arrived to get in touch with them.......
.......a railway man's view of the accident from the divisional manager Mr. Frank Young.
YOUNG: The state of the fact, is the rails have been badly knocked about.................at this stage I wouldn't like to say anymore on that aspect.
REPORTER: It was fairly fast, can you estimate the speed?
YOUNG: I can't yet, I haven't done the necessary calculations.
........to the 20 m.p.h. speed limit.

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