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New method for communicating between stations

TX 28.2.1956 B/W footage

ENGLAND: London:
Station-master feeding telegram into machine and message being received by remote telegraph operator, communic...

New method for communicating between stations

TX 28.2.1956 B/W footage

ENGLAND: London:
Station-master feeding telegram into machine and message being received by remote telegraph operator, communicating between St Pancras Station and Broad Street.

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New interiors for UK commuter trains

TX 31.1.1957 B/W footage

ENGLAND:
General views of new train interiors including woman using train bathroom and passengers seated in compartment....

New interiors for UK commuter trains

TX 31.1.1957 B/W footage

ENGLAND:
General views of new train interiors including woman using train bathroom and passengers seated in compartment.

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Triple rail crash in Derbyshire

TX 9.2.1957 B/W footage

ENGLAND: Derbyshire:
Wreckage at crash site including smoking remains of train locomotive and carriages on tracks, emergency services at scen...

Triple rail crash in Derbyshire

TX 9.2.1957 B/W footage

ENGLAND: Derbyshire:
Wreckage at crash site including smoking remains of train locomotive and carriages on tracks, emergency services at scene and debris on snowy tracks.

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Building the UK's first Main Line diesel train

TX 4.6.1957 B/W footage

ENGLAND:
Railway workers building diesel engine and gathered around locomotive as D8000 leaves shed, including close up of 'Bri...

Building the UK's first Main Line diesel train

TX 4.6.1957 B/W footage

ENGLAND:
Railway workers building diesel engine and gathered around locomotive as D8000 leaves shed, including close up of 'British Railways' insignia on side of engine.

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Locomotive named after Chief Scout

TX 16.7.1957

Scouts marching along platform. Lord Rowallan (Thomas Corbett, Chief Scout) chatting to boy scouts. Curtains drawing back to reveal new engine name '...

Locomotive named after Chief Scout

TX 16.7.1957

Scouts marching along platform. Lord Rowallan (Thomas Corbett, Chief Scout) chatting to boy scouts. Curtains drawing back to reveal new engine name 'Lord Rowallan'. Rowallan smiling from departing train as scouts wave. Scouts crowded around stationary loco.

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Steam engine leaving Doncaster works

TX 18.10.1957 B/W footage

ENGLAND: Yorkshire: Doncaster:
Steam train being built in engine shed including plate reading 'Built 1957 Donacaster'. Train along trac...

Steam engine leaving Doncaster works

TX 18.10.1957 B/W footage

ENGLAND: Yorkshire: Doncaster:
Steam train being built in engine shed including plate reading 'Built 1957 Donacaster'. Train along tracks from shed. Streamlined 1930s steam engine 'Mallard' along tracks.

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New British Rail passenger coaches

TX 25.11.1957 B/W footage

Demonstration of new passenger rolling stock including travellers seated in interior of new carriages and showing features sucha as recli...

New British Rail passenger coaches

TX 25.11.1957 B/W footage

Demonstration of new passenger rolling stock including travellers seated in interior of new carriages and showing features sucha as reclining chairs, folding tables and window blinds.

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Lewisham rail disaster

TX 4.12.1957 B/W footage

ENGLAND: London: Lewisham: St John's Station:
NIGHT
Firemen and rescue workers at scene of crash and exploring wreckage through fog and smoke. Kent Co...

Lewisham rail disaster

TX 4.12.1957 B/W footage

ENGLAND: London: Lewisham: St John's Station:
NIGHT
Firemen and rescue workers at scene of crash and exploring wreckage through fog and smoke. Kent County Council and LCC ambulances along. Rescue operation. Neville Clarke (Reporter) to camera. Vox pops helpers.

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Railway bus

TX 13.2.1958 B/W footage

ENGLAND:
'Bus-style' railway carriage in station and general views of interior. Driver's cab point of view (pov) along track and passengers....

Railway bus

TX 13.2.1958 B/W footage

ENGLAND:
'Bus-style' railway carriage in station and general views of interior. Driver's cab point of view (pov) along track and passengers.

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Last steam engine leaving Crewe works

TX 15.12.1958 B/W footage

ENGLAND: Cheshire: Crewe:
Train shed filled with steam locomotives including Stephenson's 'Rocket' engine of 1829. Tom Consterdine (Ma...

Last steam engine leaving Crewe works

TX 15.12.1958 B/W footage

ENGLAND: Cheshire: Crewe:
Train shed filled with steam locomotives including Stephenson's 'Rocket' engine of 1829. Tom Consterdine (Mayor of Crew) boarding train as male spectators watch steam engine leaving sheds. Consterdine waving from train and along tracks.

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New electric locomotive unveiled

TX 29.12.1958 B/W footage

ENGLAND:
Electric locomotive on tracks and driver in cab. Trains in shed and on tracks including steam and diesel engines....

New electric locomotive unveiled

TX 29.12.1958 B/W footage

ENGLAND:
Electric locomotive on tracks and driver in cab. Trains in shed and on tracks including steam and diesel engines.

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Oldest steam train makes last run from London

TX 29.1.1959 B/W footage

ENGLAND: London:
General view of Victoria Station. Passengers boarding steam train. People dressed in historical Victorian co...

Oldest steam train makes last run from London

TX 29.1.1959 B/W footage

ENGLAND: London:
General view of Victoria Station. Passengers boarding steam train. People dressed in historical Victorian costume from car and along platform. Steam locomotive along track pulling heritage carriages.

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Opening of new electric service between Hertfordshire and Essex

TX 16.11.1960 B/W footage

Dignitaries lining up next electric locomotive (marked 'Special') on platform for opening ceremony. View fro...

Opening of new electric service between Hertfordshire and Essex

TX 16.11.1960 B/W footage

Dignitaries lining up next electric locomotive (marked 'Special') on platform for opening ceremony. View from driver's cabin window and track from driver's POV (point of view). Train arriving in station and driver being congratulated.

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Rail crash in Oldham

TX 8.2.1961 B/W footage

ENGLAND: Lancashire: Oldham:
Train crashed into destroyed terraced houses and firemen and rescue workers at wreckage. Train winched from crash site....

Rail crash in Oldham

TX 8.2.1961 B/W footage

ENGLAND: Lancashire: Oldham:
Train crashed into destroyed terraced houses and firemen and rescue workers at wreckage. Train winched from crash site.

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Steam train spotter

TX 9.4.1961 B/W footage

ENGLAND:
Interview with George Tweedie (Transpotter who has seen every steam locomotive in the UK). Streamlined steam train along track exuding huge cloud...

Steam train spotter

TX 9.4.1961 B/W footage

ENGLAND:
Interview with George Tweedie (Transpotter who has seen every steam locomotive in the UK). Streamlined steam train along track exuding huge cloud of steam.

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New British Rail train and uniform designs

TX 26.2.1963 B/W footage

BR staff wearing new uniforms chatting. Passengers boarding new-style carriages. Conductor wearing new uniform chatting to passeng...

New British Rail train and uniform designs

TX 26.2.1963 B/W footage

BR staff wearing new uniforms chatting. Passengers boarding new-style carriages. Conductor wearing new uniform chatting to passengers. Female traveller reading menu in restaurant car. Staff and passengers in train and new features such as overhead lighting sliding doors and emergency alarm.

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Launch of Beeching Report

TX 27.3.1963 B/W footage

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Richard Beeching (Chairman of the British Transport Commission) posing with copy of his report 'The Reshaping of British Railways' into ma...

Launch of Beeching Report

TX 27.3.1963 B/W footage

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Richard Beeching (Chairman of the British Transport Commission) posing with copy of his report 'The Reshaping of British Railways' into making the railways economical. Dr Beeching studio interview (with reporter Alastair Burnet) about suburban railways, redundancy of rail workers and potential hardship in country districts deprived of rail services. Ernest Marples (Transport Minister) interview about road strengthening. Sidney Greene (Chairman of the NUR National Union of Railwaymen) interview about job losses among railway workers.

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Directomat train information system launched

TX 22.3.1965 B/W footage

ENGLAND: London: Waterloo Station:
Demonstration of 'Directomat' information system including passengers operating machine and b...

Directomat train information system launched

TX 22.3.1965 B/W footage

ENGLAND: London: Waterloo Station:
Demonstration of 'Directomat' information system including passengers operating machine and being given tickets containing directions.

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Hither Green rail disaster

TX 6.11.1967 B/W footage

ENGLAND: London: Hither Green:
NIGHT
Rescue workers at scene of train wreckage and passengers helped along and stretchered off scene. Carriages wi...

Hither Green rail disaster

TX 6.11.1967 B/W footage

ENGLAND: London: Hither Green:
NIGHT
Rescue workers at scene of train wreckage and passengers helped along and stretchered off scene. Carriages winched from site in heavy rain. Michael Nicholson (Reporter) to camera. Train debris scattered across track. Vox pops eyewitnesses.

Lewisham Hospital:
DAY
General view of hospital. Miss R Bell (Matron) interview and views of ward. Miss Kemp (Injured in train crash) interview SOT. Dr Roberts interview SOT.

Hither Green:
Salvage operation on wrecked train.

NIGHT
David McKenna (General Manager of Southern Region) interview with Keith Hatfield (Reporter).

DAY
Clearup operation

NIGHT
Crowds and emergency services at crash site.

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Dart Valley Railway report

TX 8.7.1972
ENGLAND: Devon: Dart Valley:
Guard waving off Devon Belle heritage steam railway train and along track through countryside. Steam enthusiasts dancing at onboard...

Dart Valley Railway report

TX 8.7.1972
ENGLAND: Devon: Dart Valley:
Guard waving off Devon Belle heritage steam railway train and along track through countryside. Steam enthusiasts dancing at onboard ceilidh and at train bar. Michael Oliver (Reporter) to camera.

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Test run of Hovertrain

TX 7.2.1973

ENGLAND: Huntingdonshire: Erith:
Demonstration of experimental hover train along concrete rail at speed. Michael McNair Wilson MP (Conservative: Walthamstow East)...

Test run of Hovertrain

TX 7.2.1973

ENGLAND: Huntingdonshire: Erith:
Demonstration of experimental hover train along concrete rail at speed. Michael McNair Wilson MP (Conservative: Walthamstow East) interview with Keith Hatfield (Reporter) about applications of technology for fast surface travel. Table-top model being demonstrated by Professor Eric Laithwaite (Imperial College). Hovertrain on track.

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Open-plan electric commuter train introduced

TX 4.6.1973
ENGLAND: London:
Streamlined commuter train along to platform at Waterloo Station and passengers through sliding doors. Interior of carriage. ...

Open-plan electric commuter train introduced

TX 4.6.1973
ENGLAND: London:
Streamlined commuter train along to platform at Waterloo Station and passengers through sliding doors. Interior of carriage. View of track from driver's cab. Trevor McDonald (Reporter) to camera from inside train. Railway official interview. Commuters on train during public test run. Reporter to camera.

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Kent and East Sussex Railway

TX 3.2.1974
ENGLAND: Kent: Tenterden:
Steam train into station on heritage railway line and families boarding train. General views of Tenterden Town Station. Train along ...

Kent and East Sussex Railway

TX 3.2.1974
ENGLAND: Kent: Tenterden:
Steam train into station on heritage railway line and families boarding train. General views of Tenterden Town Station. Train along track through countryside.

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Advanced Passenger Train

TX 3.8.1975
ENGLAND:
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Advanced Passenger Train

TX 3.8.1975
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APT High-speed train along track in test run.

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Intercity 125 launched

TX 30.9.1976
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Highspeed intercity train along track. View of passing countryside from passenger window and drivers cab. Demonstration of emergency brake stop. Driver i...

Intercity 125 launched

TX 30.9.1976
ENGLAND:
Highspeed intercity train along track. View of passing countryside from passenger window and drivers cab. Demonstration of emergency brake stop. Driver interview with Joan Thirkettle (Reporter). Passengers being served in restaurant car. Reporter to camera.

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Channel Tunnel train test run

TX 20.6.1993
ENGLAND: Kent:
French diesel locomotive hauling new european train (EuroStar) from tunnel. Driver from train and shaking hands with Malcolm Southgate (Briti...

Channel Tunnel train test run

TX 20.6.1993
ENGLAND: Kent:
French diesel locomotive hauling new european train (EuroStar) from tunnel. Driver from train and shaking hands with Malcolm Southgate (British Rail). Eurostar train on track. Nicholas Owen (Reporter) to camera. Malcolm Southgate interview SOT. Train being shunted along track.

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New Gatwick Express shadow rail franchise

TX 11.10.1993
ENGLAND: London: Victoria Station:
Passengers waiting for delayed trains.Train stationary outside station. Robert Mason (Managing Director, Gat...

New Gatwick Express shadow rail franchise

TX 11.10.1993
ENGLAND: London: Victoria Station:
Passengers waiting for delayed trains.Train stationary outside station. Robert Mason (Managing Director, Gatwick Express) interview. Trains along track and arriving at Gatwick Airport station and Robert Mason interview. GRAPHIC showing routes and train map. Jim Collins (Director, Thameslink trains) interview. Vox pops passengers. Graham Eccles (Director, Network South Central) chatting to colleague and interview. Roger Ford (Modern Railways magazine) interview. Trains along and Robert Mason interview. Roger Ford interview. Train arriving at station.

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EuroStar train

TX 13.4.1994
ENGLAND:
Eurostar train along track and interior. Penny Marshall (Reporter) to camera. Passengers on train. Malcolm Southgate (European Passenger Services) interview. Vox ...

EuroStar train

TX 13.4.1994
ENGLAND:
Eurostar train along track and interior. Penny Marshall (Reporter) to camera. Passengers on train. Malcolm Southgate (European Passenger Services) interview. Vox pops.

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Train along and arriving at station.

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Channel Tunnel opens

TX 5.5.1994
ENGLAND: Kent:
Ashford International Station under construction

FRANCE: Lille:
Building works at Lille Europe station.

ENGLAND: Kent:
John Noulton (Eurotunnel) in...

Channel Tunnel opens

TX 5.5.1994
ENGLAND: Kent:
Ashford International Station under construction

FRANCE: Lille:
Building works at Lille Europe station.

ENGLAND: Kent:
John Noulton (Eurotunnel) interview with Ian Ross (Reporter). Construction work. Chris Ellis (Ashford Business Point) interview. John Weaver-Smith (Ashford Chamber of Commerce) interview. Business park and service area for freight traffic. Market town centre. Credit Lyonnais branch. P&O ferry leaving Dover Western Docks. Graeme Dunlop (Chairman, P&O) interview.

FRANCE: Calais:
Ferry port. TGV train leaving station.

Lille:
Credit Lyonnais Tower above Lille Europe. Philip Jenkinson (Lille British Chamber of Commerce) interview. Harris Distribution depot. Luis Gomez (Harris Distribution) interview. Station platforms.

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Stagecoach take over first privatised rail franchise

TX 19.1.1995
ENGLAND:
Brian Souter (Stagecoach) shaking hands with Roger Salmon (Rail franchise director) posing for photocall. Stagecoach buses....

Stagecoach take over first privatised rail franchise

TX 19.1.1995
ENGLAND:
Brian Souter (Stagecoach) shaking hands with Roger Salmon (Rail franchise director) posing for photocall. Stagecoach buses. Brian Souter press conference. Train arriving at Clapham Junction station. Roger Salmon interview. Trains on track. Keith Bill (Save Our Railways) interview. House of Commons. Passengers and vox pops in Waterloo station. John Draper (Reporter) to camera.

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Railtrack shares go on sale

20.5.1996
ENGLAND: London:
Share dealers in dealing room. Sir George Younger (Transport Secretary) interview. GRAPHIC Privatisation share offers. Passengers at South Croyd...

Railtrack shares go on sale

20.5.1996
ENGLAND: London:
Share dealers in dealing room. Sir George Younger (Transport Secretary) interview. GRAPHIC Privatisation share offers. Passengers at South Croydon station. Robert Horton (Railtrack Chairman) interview. Signalman working in signal box. GRAPHIC Labour manifesto promises. City trading room. Clare Short MP (Labour Transport spokesperson) interview. Train arriving at station.

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Fire in Channel Tunnel

20.11.1996
FRANCE: Calais:
Smoke-blackened Le Shuttle train and lorries. Geoff Waghorn (Truck driver). GRAPHIC Events. Meeting of Joint Safety Committee and Le Shuttle trains a...

Fire in Channel Tunnel

20.11.1996
FRANCE: Calais:
Smoke-blackened Le Shuttle train and lorries. Geoff Waghorn (Truck driver). GRAPHIC Events. Meeting of Joint Safety Committee and Le Shuttle trains along. Closed tunnel entrance. Alain Bertrand (Operations Director, Eurotunnel). Smoke-blackened freight carriage. Hwyel Jones (Reporter) to camera. Peter Harries (Lorry driver) interview. French trains at night.