• Details
  • Comments
Quintinshill: Britain's Deadliest Rail Disaster
7.1 IMDB Rating 77 Views

Quintinshill: Britain's Deadliest Rail Disaster Movie

( 2015 )
Neil Oliver describes the worst ever railway accident in the UK, which happened a hundred years ago on 22 May 1915, in which three trains collided at Quintinshill near Gretna Green. One of the trains was a troop train taking soldiers to fight in World War I at the Battle of Gallipoli: many of the dead were in this train which caught fire due to escaped gas from the archaic gas lighting in the carriages. The cause of the crash was attributed to a catastrophic signalman's error, but Neil examines whether there were other contributory factors and whether there was a cover-up to prevent investigation of them, making convenient scapegoats of the signalmen.


No Comment Yet.
Do you do want to be the first to comment?

Similar Movies

Maze 2017

Inspired by the true events of the infamous 1983 prison breakout of 38 IRA prisoners from HMP Maze, which was to beco...

Country: United Kingdom Ireland Germany Sweden

Stars: Tom Vaughan-Lawlor, Barry Ward, Martin McCann,

5.7 IMDB Rating 154 Views 93 min Runtime
Death By China 2012

In 2001, China joined the World Trade Organization with the strong support of a Democratic President and Republican C...


Stars: Martin Sheen, Tom Danjzcek, Dan Fitzpatrick

6.2 IMDB Rating 86 Views 78 min Runtime
The Mid-Nightmare 1962

Essentially an adaptation of Gaston Leroux's classic The Phantom of the Opera, Mid-Nightmare is set in a Huangmei dia...

Country: Hong Kong

Stars: Chao Lei, Betty Loh Ti, Paul Chang Chung,

7.9 IMDB Rating 71 Views 96 min Runtime
Hunger 2008

The story of Bobby Sands, the IRA member who led the 1981 hunger strike in which Republican prisoners tried to win po...

Country: Ireland United Kingdom

Stars: Michael Fassbender, Stuart Graham, Liam Cunningham,

7.3 IMDB Rating 169 Views 96 min Runtime
Capote 2005

A biopic of the writer, Truman Capote and his assignment for The New Yorker to write the non-fiction book, 'In Cold B...

Country: Canada United States of America

Stars: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Catherine Keener, Clifton Collins Jr.,

7.1 IMDB Rating 129 Views 114 min Runtime
Exodus: Gods and Kings 2014

The defiant leader Moses rises up against the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses, setting 400,000 slaves on a monumental journey...

Country: Spain United Kingdom United States of America

Stars: Christian Bale, Joel Edgerton, John Turturro,

5.8 IMDB Rating 399 Views 150 min Runtime
Beowulf & Grendel 2005

The blood-soaked tale of a Norse warrior's battle against the great and murderous troll, Grendel. Heads will roll. Ou...

Country: Australia Canada Iceland United Kingdom United States of America

Stars: Gerard Butler, Spencer Wilding, Stellan SkarsgĂĄrd,

5.8 IMDB Rating 111 Views 103 min Runtime
High Tech, Low Life 2012

HIGH TECH, LOW LIFE follows the journey of two of China’s first citizen reporters as they travel the country – ch...

Country: United States of America China

Stars: Shuguang Zhou, Shihe Zhang

7 IMDB Rating 77 Views 87 min Runtime