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 Post subject: Hixon, January 1968
PostPosted: 25 May 2012, 14:01 
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As mentioned elsewhere on this site, in January 1968 Derby’s 75-ton Cowans Sheldon crane RS1092/75 fell over whilst working at the site of the awful Hixon Level Crossing Disaster.

There is a Pathe newsclip of the aftermath of the Hixon accident which can be viewed online at http://www.britishpathe.com/video/train-crash-1 and approximately 20 seconds into the clip there is a brief but good shot of the toppled crane.


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 Post subject: Re: Hixon, January 1968
PostPosted: 10 Oct 2018, 13:24 
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There is a short BBC documentary produced to mark the 50th anniversary of the Hixon accident which includes some excellent footage of the overturned crane.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-englan ... k-railways


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