Film ID:
NEFA 21760



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This film by railway enthusiast and filmmaker Chris Lawson of a visit to Cardiff made by Prince Charles and of railway enthhusiasts on the platform of Cardiff Central. The final part of the film shows the Sir Nigel Gresley steam locomotive.

This film begins with footage of the Grenadier guards marching band, probably filmed in Cardiff. This is followed by other members of the Grenadier guards bearing arms following on. A royal cavalcade follows, with crowds waving flags as Prince Charles waves from the car as it goes past. The film cuts to a station sign which reads Cardiff (General).

The film cuts to a station platform as enthusiasts take pictures of an approaching diesel train. The train leaves the station a passenger shoots film from a window on board looking towards the engine. The train runs along a hillside on the left a river or lake. The train continues through steep mountainsides, and past a lake or sea inlet.  A brief stop then it leaves another station. The train moves off from a platform and the camera follows its progress . Enthusiasts gather next to a stationary carriage nearby.

The film cuts to a bright blue A4 Pacific engine no. 4498 Sir Nigel Gresley, as it reverses in some sidings. The film cuts to a high angle view showing a railway cutting with trees either side, a train comes towards the camera from a distance and at this point the film ends.