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Selection of stories on the history of trains.

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Centenary of the "iron road".

1925 B/W Footage
ENGLAND: Durham, Stockton and Darlington
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Thousands cheer the pageant of railway history at Stockton and Darlington. Very young Queen Mother and husb...

Centenary of the "iron road".

1925 B/W Footage
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Thousands cheer the pageant of railway history at Stockton and Darlington. Very young Queen Mother and husband attending the celebrations and being shown exhibits. Various shots of steam engines and floats. Selection of very old steam engines seen running

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The Ljungstrom turbo condensing engine

1926 B/W Footage

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The Ljungstrom turbo condensing engine, a Swedish invention but designed and built in the UK, is put on show by the LMS...

The Ljungstrom turbo condensing engine

1926 B/W Footage

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The Ljungstrom turbo condensing engine, a Swedish invention but designed and built in the UK, is put on show by the LMS

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An electric train running on Southern Region

1926 B/W footage

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Electric train pulling into virtually deserted railway station. Train towards camera and past. Train going out of station t...

An electric train running on Southern Region

1926 B/W footage

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Electric train pulling into virtually deserted railway station. Train towards camera and past. Train going out of station then along track with driver's point of view along route.

(Good shots showing how railways have changed.) Driver in cabin and driver's point of view of train arriving at and leaving various stations

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Christening miniature railway - Belle Vue

1928 B/W footage

ENGLAND: Kent; Hythe
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Miniature train pulling out towards camera and past. Train with passengers in tiny carriages. Man operating signal...

Christening miniature railway - Belle Vue

1928 B/W footage

ENGLAND: Kent; Hythe
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Miniature train pulling out towards camera and past. Train with passengers in tiny carriages. Man operating signals for the train. Passengers getting out of carriages

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L.N.E.R men learning to operate new signalling system

1934 B/W footage

SLATE INFORMATION: Safety first! On the 'Line'

ENGLAND:
Signalmen attending lecture on special rail carriage new safety featur...

L.N.E.R men learning to operate new signalling system

1934 B/W footage

SLATE INFORMATION: Safety first! On the 'Line'

ENGLAND:
Signalmen attending lecture on special rail carriage new safety features and automatic signals including scale model of track signal system. Instructor showing signal lever lock, automatic signal light. model engine passing and working points.

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Noiseless pneumatic motor train on display

1935 B/W footage

SLATE INFORMATION: On air, on iron! Pneumantic-tyred railcar makes bow

ENGLAND: London
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Train travelling, including driver in drivers ...

Noiseless pneumatic motor train on display

1935 B/W footage

SLATE INFORMATION: On air, on iron! Pneumantic-tyred railcar makes bow

ENGLAND: London
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Train travelling, including driver in drivers cabin, wheels, passengers in seats and drivers point of view of train passing through station. Long view of train over camera.

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Cheltenham Flyer on 500th run / Test of US speedster

SLATE INFORMATION: Britain's Star Passenger Train completes 500th run to London

1934/35 B/W footage

ENGLAND: Swindon
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Cheltenham Flyer on 500th run / Test of US speedster

SLATE INFORMATION: Britain's Star Passenger Train completes 500th run to London

1934/35 B/W footage

ENGLAND: Swindon
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AIR VIEW of train and train towards camera and past.

USA: Pennsylvania: Philadelphia:
Streamlined electric train along track. Interiors of train. Monoplane seen through window. AIR VIEW train along track. Tracks retreating from back of train.

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Four goods trains crash at King's Langley

1934/35 B/W footage

ENGLAND: Hertfordshire: King's Langley:
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Wreckage and workers at crash site. Good being hauled from carriage....

Four goods trains crash at King's Langley

1934/35 B/W footage

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Wreckage and workers at crash site. Good being hauled from carriage.

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Scottish Express crashes at Welwyn Garden City

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Scottish Express crashes at Welwyn Garden City

1934/35 B/W footage

SLATE INFORMATION: Terrible Rail Disaster - Scottish Express wrecked

ENGLAND: Hertfordshire: Welwyn Garden Station:
AIR VIEW of wreck. Wreckage/rescue operations including nurses along, workers drilling into train, wrecked carriages being shunted.

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Unveiling of new streamlined engine 'Henry VII'

1935 B/W footage

SLATE INFORMATION: Express engine greets Spring with chic semi-streamlining

ENGLAND: Wiltshire: Swindon:
Steam engine on display on ...

Unveiling of new streamlined engine 'Henry VII'

1935 B/W footage

SLATE INFORMATION: Express engine greets Spring with chic semi-streamlining

ENGLAND: Wiltshire: Swindon:
Steam engine on display on tracks, seen from different angles. Man working on engine. Engine along track at speed pulling carriages.

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'Silver Jubilee' breaks the world speed record London to Newcastle

1935 B/W footage

SLATE INFORMATION: 112 mph by rail! Streamline train makes record for Britain

ENGLAND:
Steam train in station. ...

'Silver Jubilee' breaks the world speed record London to Newcastle

1935 B/W footage

SLATE INFORMATION: 112 mph by rail! Streamline train makes record for Britain

ENGLAND:
Steam train in station. Guarding blowing whistle. Train leaving station pulled by Streamlined Silver Link engine. AIR VIEW AERIALS of train and views of countryside from train window.

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Glass train on show at Doncaster

1937/38 B/W footage

ENGLAND: Yorkshire: Doncaster:
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Glass train on show at Doncaster

1937/38 B/W footage

ENGLAND: Yorkshire: Doncaster:
Mayor of Doncaster launching train with glass fittings and being given tour of train interior examples of exhibits on board. Woman putting on make-up in glass bathroom.

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Swanley rail disaster

1937 B/W footage

SLATE INFORMATION: Kent rail disaster

ENGLAND: Kent: Swanley:
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Wreckage and recovery operations as broken carriages lie on tracks...

Swanley rail disaster

1937 B/W footage

SLATE INFORMATION: Kent rail disaster

ENGLAND: Kent: Swanley:
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Wreckage and recovery operations as broken carriages lie on tracks

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Evacuees at Waterloo Station

1939 B/W footage

ENGLAND: London: Waterloo Station:
Children with luggage along in station, queueing and boarding train and departing station....

Evacuees at Waterloo Station

1939 B/W footage

ENGLAND: London: Waterloo Station:
Children with luggage along in station, queueing and boarding train and departing station.

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Railway tracks being tested by experimental train

1946 B/W footage

SLATE INFORMATION: The future and comfort of rail travel

ENGLAND:
Train along track. Engineers operating recording instruments in ...

Railway tracks being tested by experimental train

1946 B/W footage

SLATE INFORMATION: The future and comfort of rail travel

ENGLAND:
Train along track. Engineers operating recording instruments in carriage and trail of whitewash being poured onto line. Printout showing reading of track irregularities. Train along tracks.

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Canadian snow plough train

1946/47

CANADA: Vancouver:
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Snow plough train powering through massive drifts blocking the line and locals digging trains out. Man walking down track after plough has c...

Canadian snow plough train

1946/47

CANADA: Vancouver:
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Snow plough train powering through massive drifts blocking the line and locals digging trains out. Man walking down track after plough has cut through drifts.

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Red Arrow train crash

1946 B/W footage

USA: Pennsylvania:
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Red Arrow train crash

1946 B/W footage

USA: Pennsylvania:
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AIR VIEW of accident site. Wreckage of train seen in deep gully.

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Royal family farewells at Waterloo Station before South African tour

1946/47 B/W footage

ENGLAND: London:
Royal cars along mall through waving crowds then arriving at Waterloo Station. Royal train ...

Royal family farewells at Waterloo Station before South African tour

1946/47 B/W footage

ENGLAND: London:
Royal cars along mall through waving crowds then arriving at Waterloo Station. Royal train 'Lord Nelson' at platform. Duke of Gloucester, Queen Mary and Princess Mary, the Princess Royal, boarding train. King George VI, Queen Elizabeth, Princess Elizabeth and Princess Margaret from car. Clement Attlee (Prime Minister) and others bidding farewell to Royal party. Train pulling out as crowds cheer SOT

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'Devon Belle' train makes first run

1946/47 B/W footage

ENGLAND: London: Waterloo Station:
Dignitaries shaking hands on platform. Man dressed as Sir Francis Drake (Sixteenth century maritime explore...

'Devon Belle' train makes first run

1946/47 B/W footage

ENGLAND: London: Waterloo Station:
Dignitaries shaking hands on platform. Man dressed as Sir Francis Drake (Sixteenth century maritime explorer) on platform. Guard blowing whistle. Exterior and interior of train including drivers cabin, pullman observation car, passengerse in carriage and passing train seen from window.

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New US diesel train

1947 B/W footage

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Train along track and passengers in luxurous interior, including eating lunch with view from splinter-proof glass windows and being served drinks in bar. Dr...

New US diesel train

1947 B/W footage

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Train along track and passengers in luxurous interior, including eating lunch with view from splinter-proof glass windows and being served drinks in bar. Drivers in drivers cab communicating by radio telephone. Businessman on phone in saloon carriage.

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Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway birthday celebration

1947 B/W footage

SLATE INFORMATION: Smallest railway has a birthday

ENGLAND: Kent:
Crowds gathered at brithday celebrations for miniature r...

Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway birthday celebration

1947 B/W footage

SLATE INFORMATION: Smallest railway has a birthday

ENGLAND: Kent:
Crowds gathered at brithday celebrations for miniature railway, including train along track. Stan Laurel (Film star) and Oliver Hardy (Comedian) clowning for the crowd and waving from carriage. Inauguration train arriving at New Romney. Laurel and Hardy from train and performing opening ceremony for new railway extension with giant key.

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Demonstration of first UK mainline diesel train

1947 B/W footage

ENGLAND: Buckinghamshire: Bletchley:
General views and AIR VIEWS of train running pulled by LMS diesel locomotive named '10,000'....

Demonstration of first UK mainline diesel train

1947 B/W footage

ENGLAND: Buckinghamshire: Bletchley:
General views and AIR VIEWS of train running pulled by LMS diesel locomotive named '10,000'.

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Old locomotives taken to London for Festival of Britain exhibition

1951 B/W footage

SLATE INFORMATION: Old locomotives make their way to London

ENGLAND: London:
Antique steam engines bein...

Old locomotives taken to London for Festival of Britain exhibition

1951 B/W footage

SLATE INFORMATION: Old locomotives make their way to London

ENGLAND: London:
Antique steam engines being transported by road through London streets including pioneering Agenoria locomotive.

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Victorian steam engine 'Buddicom' along track

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Princess Elizabeth visit to Swindon Loco works

1950 B/W footage

ENGLAND: Wiltshire: Swindon:
Princess Elizabeth touring the locomotive works at Swindon including watching engine being ded...

Princess Elizabeth visit to Swindon Loco works

1950 B/W footage

ENGLAND: Wiltshire: Swindon:
Princess Elizabeth touring the locomotive works at Swindon including watching engine being dedicated to her, locomotives being tested and driving 'Princess Elizabeth' engine.

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Driverless train demonstrated in New York

1955 B/W footage

USA: New York:
Robot train being brought into station by remote control and along track. General views of train exterior and interior inclu...

Driverless train demonstrated in New York

1955 B/W footage

USA: New York:
Robot train being brought into station by remote control and along track. General views of train exterior and interior including empty driver's cab.

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Tokyo monorail

1957 B/W footage

JAPAN: Tokyo:
Demonstration of new-type monorail train suspended from track....

Tokyo monorail

1957 B/W footage

JAPAN: Tokyo:
Demonstration of new-type monorail train suspended from track.

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Signalman buys station

1958 B/W footage

SLATE INFORMATION: He bought a station!

ENGLAND: London:
General railway footage. Alfred Barrett (British Rail signal operator) with family in sitting roo...

Signalman buys station

1958 B/W footage

SLATE INFORMATION: He bought a station!

ENGLAND: London:
General railway footage. Alfred Barrett (British Rail signal operator) with family in sitting room in Hanwell

Buckinghamshire: Little Kimble:
Unstaffed derelict station building. Train stopping at halt. Alfred Barrett (Owner of Little Kimble station) interview and demonstrating how he will convert station to home. Mrs Barrett (Wife of Alfred) interview. Mrs Barrett and Jean Barrett (Daughter) looking at field. Alfred Barrett interview SOT.

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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

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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

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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

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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:
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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

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'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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

ENGLAND:
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

ENGLAND:
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:
APT High-speed train along track in test run....

Advanced Passenger Train

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

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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 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.

FRANCE:
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.