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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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 cars that crash down with the bridge are removed via crane towards the end of the film. Moments later, a character climbs down from the bridge to the railway tracks, and the cars are back where they were behind him. See more »

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Technically Inaccurate. A fictional film.
5 September 1999 | by (Sydney, Australia) – See all my reviews

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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