FILM : Wrecker, The
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Wrecker, The 1929 Carlyle Blackwell, Benita Hume, Joseph Striker, Winter Hall, Gordon Harker Hampshire, Kent, London, Surrey
Director : Géza von Bolváry   Production Company : Gainsborough Pictures, F.P.S.-Film GmbH  Region : LONDON T-Z,SOUTH EAST R-Z

A nephew of the Chairman of United Coast Railways unmasks one of the company managers as the criminal behind a series of train crashes.

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The Wrecker [DVD] [1928]

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Wrecker, The - Speeding along the railway, the Northern Express heads for the Capital.
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wrec001. Speeding along the railway, the Northern Express heads for the Capital.

Wrecker, The - At a remote level crossing near Poleham Abbot, the Northern Express crashes into a steam lorry killing 35 passengers. This is Salter’s Ash Crossing between Herriard and Bentworth & Lasham on the Basingstoke and Alton Light Railway in Hampshire, the distant road being what has become the A339.
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wrec002. At a remote level crossing near Poleham Abbot, the Northern Express crashes into a steam lorry killing 35 passengers. This is Salter’s Ash Crossing between Herriard and Bentworth & Lasham on the Basingstoke and Alton Light Railway in Hampshire, the distant road being what has become the A339.

Wrecker, The - Having retired from cricket, Roger 'Lucky' Doyle heads to London to become a director of United Coast Lines Railway.
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wrec003. Having retired from cricket, Roger 'Lucky' Doyle heads to London to become a director of United Coast Lines Railway.

Wrecker, The - With Roger and his fellow passengers unaware of their planned fate, the train hurries onward.  James Holmes believes this is Elmstead Woods station to the north of Chislehurst, Kent.
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wrec004. With Roger and his fellow passengers unaware of their planned fate, the train hurries onward. James Holmes believes this is Elmstead Woods station to the north of Chislehurst, Kent.

wrec004n. Elmstead Woods it is indeed. (RL)
(Modern Photo Added: 27-12-2016)

Wrecker, The - Lucky's train catches up and passes one of the Kyle Corporation's coaches, a company operating in competition with the railways.
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wrec005. Lucky's train catches up and passes one of the Kyle Corporation's coaches, a company operating in competition with the railways.

Wrecker, The - The train carrying Roger to London crashes into a lorry at a level crossing. Multiple cameras were used at the crossing to the north of Bentworth & Lasham station to capture a single crash and the different angles used to depict several crashes. The same location was used in 'Seven Sinners'.
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wrec006. The train carrying Roger to London crashes into a lorry at a level crossing. Multiple cameras were used at the crossing to the north of Bentworth & Lasham station to capture a single crash and the different angles used to depict several crashes. The same location was used in 'Seven Sinners'.

Wrecker, The - With the public fearing the safety of the railways, the Kyle Coach Corporation puts on extra vehicles to cope with increased passengers.
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wrec007. With the public fearing the safety of the railways, the Kyle Coach Corporation puts on extra vehicles to cope with increased passengers. "bobsterkent" of Britmovie Forum identifies this as Waterworks Road, Brixton, London SW2 when the premises were under the operation of London Transport country bus department (used for Private Hire and Green Line coaches). All the vehicles shown were part of the London General Omnibus Company private hire department. Thanks "bobsterkent". (RL)

wrec007n. At least the premises survive, albeit somewhat neglected according to Google Earth. (RL)
(Modern Photo Added: 04-06-2017)

Wrecker, The - Another bus leaves the garage to compete with the United Coast Lines Railway. Waterworks Road, Brixton, London SW2; see wrec007. (RL)
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wrec008. Another bus leaves the garage to compete with the United Coast Lines Railway. Waterworks Road, Brixton, London SW2; see wrec007. (RL)

Wrecker, The - Surviving the crash, Roger heads to the offices of his uncle Sir Gervaise Bartlett, Managing Director of United Coast Lines Railway. Looking out from Waterloo station's entrance onto Mepham Street, the viaduct carrying the railway between Charing Cross and Waterloo East and the Royal Waterloo Hospital in the distance.
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wrec009. Surviving the crash, Roger heads to the offices of his uncle Sir Gervaise Bartlett, Managing Director of United Coast Lines Railway. Looking out from Waterloo station's entrance onto Mepham Street, the viaduct carrying the railway between Charing Cross and Waterloo East and the Royal Waterloo Hospital in the distance.

wrec009n. The view is now dominated by the BFI IMAX in this modern shot by Peter.
(Modern Photo Added: 24-06-2016)

Wrecker, The - Roger Doyle (Joseph Striker) crosses the station concourse. Waterloo Station off Waterloo Road in SE1. The concourse was seen in 'The Good Die Young', 'The Jokers', 'Return of a Stranger (1937)' and 'Dateline Diamonds'.
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wrec010. Roger Doyle (Joseph Striker) crosses the station concourse. Waterloo Station off Waterloo Road in SE1. The concourse was seen in 'The Good Die Young', 'The Jokers', 'Return of a Stranger (1937)' and 'Dateline Diamonds'.

wrec010n. This picture from Peter shows how passenger movement around the station has become more restrictive and the view more cluttered after alterations and additions.
(Modern Photo Added: 24-06-2016)

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