Film ID:
NEFA 21785



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In this short sequence railway enthusiast and filmmaker Chris Lawson records more of the remaining steam engine traffic in the North East & Cumbria during the 1960's. This film was photographed in the Lake District region and possibly in the Carlisle area.

The film begins with a high angle view into a railway cutting as a steam train approaches lit by the evening sunshine. The view is somewhat obscured by telephone poles and wires.  It hauls goods wagons, and a view from the bridge where the cameraman stands follows it into the distance with its load.

A view at a railway junction follows as a steam train heads down one line. The engine is no. 45455 a Black Stanier 4-6-0.

Next a brief shot of an engine approaching a covered station platform or engine shed.

The film cuts to a station platform with the station name plate which reads 'Oxenholme' near Kendal. From the platform a view shows a steam train coming  through and leaving. 

A general view in the countryside shows a steam train travelling at speed along an embankment.  A closer view follows as the engine goes through a cutting .The engine is number 92009 a BR9F, Riddles R, 2-10-0,  and the film ends as it takes its goods train under a small road bridge and off into the distance.