Look At Life On the Railways

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£14.95

48 mins.

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Enjoy five gorgeous, Cinema-quality 35mm films featuring Britain’s railways from 1959 to 1969 – Letting off Steam , Draw the Fires, High, Wide and Faster, Turn of the Wheel and Playing Trains. Featured items include the Centenary London to Portsmouth line, Bletchley Flyover, Prototype Deltic in action, The Palatine Express, Carlisle Kingmoor Yard and much, much more!

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. Fflm historian John Huntley presents five 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Carlisle withdrawn steam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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Weight 1 lbs
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Video 125

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