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Classic Railway NewsreelsClassic Railway Newsreels

Presented by John Huntley
Written by
John Huntley &
Peter Middleton
Duration 60 mins / 60 mins
Widescreen No
Definition Standard
Download size 1.2GB / 1.2GB
Format MP4 video

Classic Railway Newsreels


NEW! Discs & video downloads are now all available from this website.


Both volumes on one disc, in black & white and colour (*) archive film, including:

Volume 1 – Steam

EARLY NEWSREELS
Corris Railway/Puffing Billy 1926
Leek and Manifold Light Rly 1927
Speed in 3 Elements 1932
Royal Scot tour in USA 1933
The Cheltenham Flyer 1934
Silver Jubilee Inauguration 1935
Crash: Swanley 1937
Coronation Scot 1937

WORLD WAR 2 AND AFTER
Building Austerities 1943
Oil Firing Experiment 1946
First Post-war Easter 1946
Reopening of the RHDR 1946
Arctic Winter snow 1947
BR Nationalisation 1948
Tavern on a Train 1949
Princess Elizabeth 1950
Doncaster Loc Spotters 1951

CRASHES
Bourne End 1945
Harrow & Wealdstone 1952
Sutton Coldfield 1955
Rugby 1955
Didcot 1955
Welwyn 1957
Lewisham 1957

END OF STEAM
Southwold Line Closes 1929
Brill (Met) Closes 1935
Last Crewe-built Loco 1958
Longmoor Closes 1959
Last Swindon-built Loco 1960
Locos Scrapped Swindon 1961
Bluebell Closure Special 1963
Last BR Steam Paddington 1965
Last RAE Steam Farnborough 1967
Severn Bridge Demolition 1967
Last BR Horse Newmarket 1967
End of Steam Swindon 1968

PRESERVATION
Painting the Forth Bridge 1927
Ffestiniog Centenary 1963
Reopening Welshpool 1963
Flying Scotsman - Pegler 1963
Flying Scotsman* McAlpine 1968

Volume 2 – Modern

INNOVATIONS
1932 Oil/Electric Express Hamburg
1933 First Streamlined Diesel Newcastle
1936 Tube anti-noise experiments
1936 New Motor Railcar
1941 LNER electric locomotive 6701
1947 LMS Diesel 10000 at Euston
1949 Double deck train Charing Cross
1951 Rubber-tyred Diesel Train
1952/58 Monorail Trials Cologne
1963 Railmobile Motor car on rails
1964 XP64 BR New coaching stock
1967 Pacerailer Droxford Branch
1967 Railway Technical Centre Derby

OPENINGS AND CLOSURES
1932 Metropolitan Stanmore extension
1933 London/Brighton electrification
1938 New York Elevated railway to go
1946/47 Central Line tube extensions
1960 Swansea & Mumbles Tram closure
1961 It's Her Station - Althorne Essex
1962 Only Stops For Her Gt Longstone
1963 London Underground Centenary
1968 Victoria tube trials & opening
1968 HM the Queen opens Euston Stn
1972 Brighton Belle Pullman ends

MODERNISATION
1955 Deltic First Service Lime Street
1956 New Swindon Inter-City DMU
1957 D8200 diesel on show at Euston
1958 D600 Active in service Paddington
1960 Blue Pullman out of Marylebone
1965 Southport relics/New Class 310
1966 WCML electrics/M&SE Mod Rly
1968 Kestrel HS4000 at Marylebone
1973 4 PEP EMU Waterloo

ACCIDENTS
1938 Charing Cross Underground crash
1946 Northwood (Met) & Lichfield
1947 South Croydon electrics collision
1961 Runaway DMU at Royton Lancs
1967 Hither Green DEMU derailment

HIGH SPEED
1972 Advanced Passenger Train*
1973 Hovertrain Earith Cambs*
1973 HST Prototype London/Darlington
1976 IC125 inaugural run to Cardiff*

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