Film ID:
NEFA 21777

NORTH YORKSHIRE MOORS RAILWAY

1973

Visitor Tabs

Description

This film by railway enthusiast and filmmaker Chris Lawson shows steam engines and railway activity at the North Yorkshire Moors heritage railway.

The film begins with a steam engine coming through Grosmont[?] station [quite dark] on the famous North Yorkshire Moors line.

Next a steam train approaches the camera placed on a trackside vantage point, with plumes of smoke and steam coming out of the engine's chimney. Passengers look out from the open windows of the carriages, [fairly dark].

Another trackside view shows a steam train disappearing into the distance. A high angle view shows the village and station at Grosmont. A steam train crosses the village level crossing, then the small bridge before entering the tunnel. The engine is no. 3395 a Q6 Raven 0-8-0.

The film cuts to a close up of a car steering wheel, probably due to accidental operation of the camera. A  fairly dark view follows of a steam train coming over a bridge with a single carriage and brake van. A trackside view along a number of lines shows the same train as it goes past.  At the same location another engine leaves with smoke billowing out of the chimney against a setting sun. A similar view follows as another engine goes past lit by the setting sun. 

The film ends with the sun behind the camera this time, showing a station and its covered footbridge, a steam train reverses through pulling a passenger train.