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Quintinshill: Britain's Deadliest Rail Disaster (2015)

TV Movie | 60 min | Documentary, History

Neil Oliver describes the worst ever railway accident in the UK, which happened a hundred years ago on 22 May 1915, in which three trains collided at Quintinshill near Gretna Green. One of the trains was a troop train taking soldiers to ...See moreNeil Oliver describes the worst ever railway accident in the UK, which happened a hundred years ago on 22 May 1915, in which three trains collided at Quintinshill near Gretna Green. One of the trains was a troop train taking soldiers to fight in World War I at the Battle of Gallipoli: many of the dead were in this train which caught fire due to escaped gas from the archaic gas lighting in the carriages. The cause of the crash was attributed to a catastrophic signalman's error, but Neil examines whether there were other contributory factors and whether there was a cover-up to prevent investigation of them, making convenient scapegoats of the signalmen. Written by Anonymous See less
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May 20, 2015 (United Kingdom)
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Neil Oliver
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Mat Urey
James Tinsley James Tinsley   See fewer
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Steve Pearson
George Meakin George Meakin   See fewer
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Lorne MacFadyen
James Arnott James Arnott   See fewer
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Alasdair Hankinson
Peter Cumming Peter Cumming   See fewer
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Robert Watson
Self - The Royal Scots (as Colonel Robert Watson) Self - The Royal Scots (as Colonel Robert Watson)   See fewer
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David Howell
Self - University of York (as Professor David Howell) Self - University of York (as Professor David Howell)   See fewer
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Archie Tassell
Self - Son of Frederick Tassell, Photographer - Recorded in 1984 (voice) (archive footage) Self - Son of Frederick Tassell, Photographer - Recorded in 1984 (voice) (archive footage)   See fewer
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Simon Cummins
Self - Signalman, Network Rail Self - Signalman, Network Rail   See fewer
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Anson Jack
Self - Railway Safety and Standards Board Self - Railway Safety and Standards Board   See fewer
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Adrian Quine
Self - Railway Journalist Self - Railway Journalist   See fewer
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Adrian Searle
Self - Co-Author, 'The Quintinshill Conspiracy' Self - Co-Author, 'The Quintinshill Conspiracy'   See fewer
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Pat Sumner
Self - Volunteer, Great Central Railway Self - Volunteer, Great Central Railway   See fewer
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Lindsay Farmer
Self - University of Glasgow (as Professor Lindsay Farmer) Self - University of Glasgow (as Professor Lindsay Farmer)   See fewer
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James Chalmers
Self - University of Glasgow (as Professor James Chalmers) Self - University of Glasgow (as Professor James Chalmers)   See fewer
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Juliet Gardiner
Self - Social Historian Self - Social Historian   See fewer
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Richard Roberts
Self - Consultant Neurologist (as Dr Richard Roberts) Self - Consultant Neurologist (as Dr Richard Roberts)   See fewer
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Jack Ibbotson
Farm Boy (uncredited) Farm Boy (uncredited)   See fewer
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7.1 / 10 | 8 votes