Film ID:
NEFA 21775

ISLE OF MAN

1969

Visitor Tabs

Description

An excursion to the Isle of Man for Chris Lawson railway enthusiast and filmmaker, as he documents more activities on the Isle of Man's narrow gauge railway. 

The film opens with a close up of the crest of the Isle of Man Railway Company as painted on the side of an engine.

A steam locomotive pulling passenger carriages passes a stationary locomotive.

The film cuts to a closed level crossing as a green locomotive pulls a passenger train across the road. A trackside low angle view shows the steam train going past. As it passes the company's crest can be seen, and the engine's nameplate 'Loch', it pulls into a station. The engine manouevres on its own, then pulls the passenger train again (in the opposite direction).

The film cuts to a group of young men standing at a look out point [on a boat?] with cameras and binoculars, looking over the sea.  The camera pans right, over a very blue sea, then the film cuts to an onboard view from a ship. Another ship sails parallel in the distance. A close up follows of two of the men seen earlier on the look out point. A fishing boat or trawler passes by, followed by another going in the opposite direction. A man leans against the ship's rail looking out to sea. The film ends with a view from the boat showing a town or city in the distance [possibly Liverpool].