Film ID:
NEFA 21778

WALES NARROW GAUGE, NORTH YORKSHIRE MOORS RAILWAY P3

1970

Visitor Tabs

Description

Filmmaker and railway enthusiast Chris Lawson looks at steam railways in Wales and in North Yorkshire. The Wales footage includes their distinctive narrow gauge railways.

The film opens with a stationary train of coal trucks next to which a steam engine approaches the camera from a trackside view. The engine is number 7754 a 5700 Collett 0-6-0 pannier tank engine. With no load to pull it carries on past the camera. A long shot shows the same engine (?) pulling a passenger train as it goes along an embankment.

A high angle shot from a bridge shows an approaching narrow guage steam engine in a cutting next to a road. The train crosses the road at a level crossing.

The film cuts to unsteady footage of parked cars, then back to a general view of narrow gauge railway sidings, with a group of men standing next to a carriage(?).  A steam train approaches the camera on a nearby track. Another trackside view follows and from an almost obscuring pall of  steam as a steam engine emerges pulling a passenger train. As it goes past a brass nameplate reads ' Fairlie's Patent'. Fairlies are mostly associated with the Ffestiniog Railway in Wales.

A high angle view ends the film as an engine leaves a station with its passenger train.