On January 18th, 1977, a crowded commuter train heading for Sydney, came off the track and struck the pillars of an overhead road bridge, crushing part of the train and killing 83 passengers and injuring more than 200 others. This story follows the coronial inquiry into the crash with flash-backs to the main story, and the efforts of the rescuers to free the injured victims. Written by
The train used in the movie is a real 46 class loco. They served for many years after the accident, with the final trains not removed from service till 1996. 5 locomotives are preserved in rail collections. See more »
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 »
This film is misleading. It is described as a dramatic depiction of actual events. I found it to be inaccurate and fictional. Some of the points made in the movie had no historical basis, while some information was left out to enhance sensationalism. If you remember this disaster, the movie will be a good way of remembering it, but it should not be used to study, as it is not accurate.
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