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Purley rail crash

Title
Purley rail crash
Genre
News report; Interview
TX Date
5 Mar 1989
Year of production
1989
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Duration
00:03:54
Description
Linda Duffin reports from Purley, South London on the serious train crash there. Includes eyewitness accounts from rescuers Fred Williams and Steve Little; survivor Martin Guilfile(?) tells of his experience on board; eyewitness local resident James Taylor. Transport Minister Michael Portillo has said it’s a miracle the deathtoll wasn’t higher. For AM programme.
Contributors
Linda Duffin; Fred Williams; Steve Little; Martin Guilfile(?); James Taylor(?)
Keywords
London; Emergency services; Trains; Rescue work; Railway accidents; Accidental death; Clapham Junction railway accident (1988); Michael Portillo; AM (radio programme); Purley; Purley station railway accident (1989)

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