The dramatized true-story of the Granville train disaster in Jan 1977 and the subsequent inquiry. Told across two time-frames: the impossible conditions of rescuers, victims and survivors and the divisive investigation by the Coroner.
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7 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Complete series cast summary:
Cormac Costello ...
 Michael 'Scotty' McInally (2 episodes, 1998)
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 Rescuer (2 episodes, 1998)
Helen Dallimore ...
 Annette Gordon (2 episodes, 1998)
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 Erica Watson (2 episodes, 1998)
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 Margaret Warby (2 episodes, 1998)
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 Bryan Gordon (2 episodes, 1998)
Heather Mitchell ...
 Margaret Shuttler (2 episodes, 1998)
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 Boris Osman (2 episodes, 1998)
Damian Pike ...
 Constable Garry Raymond (2 episodes, 1998)
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 Sgt. Joe Beecroft (2 episodes, 1998)
Jeremy Sims ...
 Gerry Buchtmann (2 episodes, 1998)
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 Debbie Skow (2 episodes, 1998)
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 Dick Lamb (2 episodes, 1998)
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 Inspector Ray Williams (2 episodes, 1998)
Eugene Gilfedder ...
 Mr. Ward (2 episodes, 1998)
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 Informer (2 episodes, 1998)
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 Public Servant (2 episodes, 1998)
Vince Atkinson ...
 Glen Summerhayes (2 episodes, 1998)
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 Tom Weir (2 episodes, 1998)
Chris Betts ...
 Sgt. Merv Masterson (2 episodes, 1998)
Aaron Blabey ...
 Dr. White (2 episodes, 1998)
Andrew Booth ...
 Policeman (2 episodes, 1998)
Carol Burns ...
 Greta (2 episodes, 1998)
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 McCrossan (2 episodes, 1998)
John Clayton ...
 Murray Farquhar (2 episodes, 1998)
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 Station Officer (2 episodes, 1998)
Elaine Cusick ...
 Prof. Raphael (2 episodes, 1998)
Paul Denny ...
 Constable Holman (2 episodes, 1998)
Amanda Dettrick ...
 Avrille Osman (2 episodes, 1998)
Ramsey Everingham ...
 Constable Bruce Gane (2 episodes, 1998)
Michael Futcher ...
 Olencewicz (2 episodes, 1998)
Jack Heywood ...
 Salvation Army Officer (2 episodes, 1998)
Kevin Hides ...
 Chemist (2 episodes, 1998)
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 Sgt. McCormack (2 episodes, 1998)
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 Mark Shuttler (2 episodes, 1998)
Steve Lovewell ...
 Security Guard (2 episodes, 1998)
Peter Marshall ...
 Railway Worker (2 episodes, 1998)
Colin McEwan ...
 Railway Barrister (2 episodes, 1998)
Sue McGrath ...
 Mrs. Skow (2 episodes, 1998)
Scott McLean ...
 Ambulance Officer (2 episodes, 1998)
Catherine Miller ...
 Policewoman (2 episodes, 1998)
Scarlett North-Cavanaugh ...
 Helen Ward (2 episodes, 1998)
John Orcsik ...
 Erica's Doctor (2 episodes, 1998)
Reema Petrusev ...
 Widow (2 episodes, 1998)
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 Cherilyn Skow (2 episodes, 1998)
Brett Selwood ...
 Andrew Osman (2 episodes, 1998)
Rainee Skinner ...
 Mrs. Watson (2 episodes, 1998)
Steve Starr ...
 Fireman (2 episodes, 1998)
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On January 18th, 1977, a crowded commuter train heading for Sydney, derailed hitting a stanchion of the Granville bridge. The bridge collapsed and killed 83 passengers and injuring more than 232. This dramatised-true-story follows the horrendous survival and rescue and recovery of victims and the political and difficult investigation by the Coroner and his team of investigators Written by simonenorth00@gmail.com

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The true story of the Granville train disaster.

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1998 (Australia)  »

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Das Zugunglück  »

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Dr White is the only fictional character and is based on an amalgam of several doctors at the crash site. See more »

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In one shot of the Gordons driving to the railway station, a 1985 Ford Falcon can be seen in a background side street. See more »

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5 July 2010 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I remember the day that this tragic event occurred and I remember also the publicity that followed about racing trains and poor tracks and worn out wheels which of course contributed to the accident. This movie would have to be the best re-creation of it that I could have ever imagined. I was absolutely fascinated by the accuracy of everything. How they re-created the train wreck under the bridge will forever keep me guessing how it was done. I don't care what anyone says, this was how it happened and how the truth emerged according to my memory. I also remember the stories of the characters as they were enduring in the wreck too. Courage and bravery were awash. The people involved really existed. Watching the events unfold is like watching a who dun nit as we learn of the shortcuts which cost so many lives. This is well worth seeing for anyone at all. It's really compelling stuff. Don't miss it.


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