Shot by the major film studios from the 1930s to the 1960s, these railway scenes are unique.
Highlights include out-takes from classic feature films such as Brief Encounter (LMS) and The 39 Steps. The first version of the latter (filmed in black and white) shows LNER arrivals and departures from Edinburgh Waverley in 1935. The second (in colour) also features action at Waverley as well as on the Forth Bridge in 1958. There is even a guard's eye view of a departure from Waverley (also in colour from 1958).
Features single shots as well as entire sequences from the GWR, LMS, LNER and Southern. There is a delightful series of runbys on the GWR at Heyford in Oxfordshire, Paddington in the 1930s, departures from St Pancras in 1938 (many including assistance in the rear) LNER arrivals at Leicester Central in the 1940s and Southern action at both Victoria and Waterloo. There are 110 clips in part four alone!
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||60 mins / 60 mins