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Look at Life on the Railways ▶ Click to watch preview
Narrated by John Huntley
Duration 48 mins
Widescreen No
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Look at Life on the Railways



(100% colour) 

Look at Lifes were released on a weekly basis and shown in Odeon cinemas up and down the country. Ultimately over 500 films were produced, all of them shot on 35mm film and in colour.

In his last programme for Video 125, film historian John Huntley presents 5 films from the series, all of which feature the railways of the time - a time of great change, when steam was rapidly being replaced by diesel.

The five films featured are:

LETTING OFF STEAM (1959) 

Centenary London to Portsmouth line
Evening Star
New class 40 D202
Stratford class 31 D5522
Bristolian still steam hauled
Woodhead Tunnel Route
Wiring the Eastern Region
Driver’s training school
Prototype Deltic in action
Long welded rails at Dover Marine
Potters Bar Station

DRAW THE FIRES (1963) 

Production Deltics
Class 25s under construction
Bletchley Flyover
Baby Deltic DP2
Tollerton Signal Box
AWS
Railway Museum York
Westerham Kent closed station
Carlisle withdrawn steam
Newly preserved Bluebell Line
The Palatine Express

HIGH WIDE AND FASTER (1964) 

Integrated transport system.
Carlisle Kingmoor Yard
London Termini
On board Blue Pullman
Coal Merry go Round
Cliffe, Kent, Cement terminal

TURN OF THE WHEEL (1964) 

Scrapping old carriages
New class 47
Middleton Railway preservation
Newmarket old station
London buses
Trams at Crich, Derbyshire
Traction Engines
Pullmans

PLAYING TRAINS (1967) 

Keighley and Worth Valley
Middleton Railway Trust
Open day Taplow
Clapham Transport Museum
Flying Scotsman
‘Cathedrals Express’

 

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