Film ID:
YFA 6284

LAYING OUT A RAIL YARD IN MIDDLESBROUGH

1958

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Description

This is one of a large collection of films created by the Photographic Unit of the Chief Civil Engineer of the LNER in York, and his successors on British Railways. This film records the men and machines laying out rail for marshalling yards on the Stockton side of the River Tees. Middlesbrough’s Newport Bridge can be seen in the background.

The camera scans the terrain for the laying of rail for marshalling yards on the Stockton side of the River Tees. Middlesbrough’s Newport Bridge can be seen in the background. Sleepers are stacked in the yard. A crane lifts sections of rail from rail freight cars, men helping to manoeuvre them in place with guide ropes. More sections are lifted as the men secure the rail track sections with levers. The freight cars move on as each section is laid. A high angle view records the partially laid track beside a channel of the Tees river.

[The films were inherited by the track renewals company Fastline in 1996, and when Fastline was sold to Jarvis in 1999 the films were sold on to Andrew Dow and Richard Hall who took over the running of Fastline Photographic Ltd in 2010.]