Het spoorwegongeluk tusschen Houten en Schalkwijk waarvan H.M. de koningin bijna het slachtoffer werd
Reportage about the havoc following a railroad accident between Houten and Schalkwijk.
On June 7, 1917, the royal train travelling from Den Bosch to Utrecht had a serious accident between Schalkwijk and Houten. Seven carriages derailed, but the saloon car in which Queen Wilhelmina was riding was spared. Although the devastation was great, only a few people were slightly wounded. Everyone was able to continue the journey on that same day.
The film shows the derailed train, the warped train tracks, and the splintered railway ties. Inspectors assess the damage, and workers carefully begin to clear away the debris.
De Bioscoop-Courant No. 37, 8 juni 1917, p. 4