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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1998  
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Complete series cast summary:
Cormac Costello ...
 Michael 'Scotty' McInally 2 episodes, 1998
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
Rebecca Riggs ...
 Cherilyn Skow 2 episodes, 1998
Brett Selwood ...
 Andrew Osman 2 episodes, 1998
Rainee Skinner ...
 Mrs. Watson 2 episodes, 1998
Steve Starr ...
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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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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 »

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The same platform and extras are clearly used for multiple pre-crash stops (notably Mt. Victoria and Medlow Bath). See more »

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I still remember
28 February 2004 | by See all my reviews

This is a very powerful documentary uncovering the events leading up to, during and following the Granville train disaster. I remember watching with horror the events on the television at the time, and although many other disasters have happened in Australia, and around the world since then, for many Sydneysiders it will remain one of the worst accidents in living memory. The movie, using the inquest as a focal point, is extremely well made, and very moving. The acting is sensitive and restrained, Rebecca Gibney, in particular, showing amazing depth of emotion. There are no big stars in this movie. It doesn't need them. The movie is essentially about the people whose lives were affected, and they are portrayed with humanity and empathy.


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