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
The true story of the Granville train disaster.
Did You Know?
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 the scene where the train led by locomotive 4620 is heading towards Granville, it can be clearly seen that both pantographs are down on the locomotive. The train would not be able to run with these down. See more