Railway Repairs

1971 , Bentley (Suffolk)

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Railway repair works commence following a serious train collision in Bentley, 1971.

The film was taken some hours after one goods train had run into the back of another near Bentley level crossing. There are shots of a gang at work relaying the buckled 'down' line. A travelling crane passes on the track. A locomotive, number 6812, tries to pass. There are shots of the damaged wagons heaped in a filed together with a wheelless brake van. The final shot is a distant view of the wreckage through trees

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Goods trains collide at Bentley, 1971.

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Bentley

Background Information

A week of 12 hour shift working by a 19 year old signalman formed the background to a serious collision between two goods trains between Manningtree and Bentley (E. Region). The signalman, in Bentley signalbox, accepted a goods train and then, on his own admission, fell asleep and on waking assumed that the train must have passes and gave 'Train Out of Section' to Manningtree. Soon afterwards he accepted a following goods train which entered the section and collided violently with the train in front, which had stopped in section with a brake fault. The guard of this train was also at fault in that he had not protected his train in rear during the 19 minutes that it was at a stand. The accident would almost certainly have been prevented if the signalling had been equipped with 'Welwyn' controls but it was not. (Railway Accidents, HMSO, 1971.)

Manifestations

Railway Repairs

  • Activities
    Barcode
    INV347905
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    DV digital
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:05:27
    Modification Date
    10/05/2011
    Parts
    Reference
    707639
  • Activities
    Barcode
    INV253538
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    master digital
    Dimension
    Modification Date
    09/02/2011
    Parts
    Reference
    701876
  • Activities
    Barcode
    INV165528
    Canonical Identifier
    TB 807
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    BetacamSP tape
    Dimension
    Identifier
    Modification Date
    24/07/2008
    Parts
    Reference
    673830
  • Barcode
    INV234596
    Canonical Identifier
    VP-34
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Duration
    0:05:00
    Identifier
    Modification Date
    25/06/2021
    Parts
    Reference
    562928
  • Barcode
    INV288496
    Canonical Identifier
    A-844
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    16mm film
    Colour Type
    colour
    Has Sound
    N
    Identifier
    Image Polarity
    negative
    Modification Date
    25/06/2021
    Parts
    Reference
    560790
    Sound
    silent

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