This is a film taken by H. W. Lyon of Market Weighton Railway Station and sidings just before they closed. The second half is filmed by Tom Greenwood as they were being demolished.
This is an amateur film that shows a train that was transporting butter having been derailed during the Second World War in the village of Clayton, West Yorkshire.
Made by members of the sixth form of Kelvin Hall High School in Hull, this film presents a day in the life of Cottingham Railway Station. The film shows commuters who pass through the station as well as the railway staff at work.
Made by filmmaker Lucy Fairbank, this film is part one of a travelogue of a journey around pre-war Europe.
This film shows the Huwood Hudswell 100hp diesel mines locomotive and modernisation of Moor Green Colliery in Nottinghamshire. The film was produced for Big Six Film Unit.
This is a comprehensive film on the history of Sheffield trams and the gradual closing of the tram system in the late 1950s up to 1960. It shows in detail all the major routes in Sheffield, describing their history and when they closed. It also shows what happened to the trams after closure. It was made and narrated by a former tram driver.
This is a film made by Rowntree’s employee Ken Clough about the workings of the railway at the Rowntree Mackintosh factory in York. It focuses on the use of the railway to transport raw materials and finished products. The film shows the shunting of wagons around the factory yard and the last train to ever leave on 13th March, 1987, marking the cessation of freight traffic from the factory.
This is a film of the Cass Family, in Selby, including the family at home and on holiday in Scarborough, various motoring events, and the launching of ships from Cochrane & Sons Shipbuilders.
Part of the Fastline Collection this film shows railway sleepers being unloaded at Hartlepool docks and taken to West Hartlepool Creosote Depot where they pass through a creosote machine.
Part of the Fastline Collection, this film shows girders being unloaded at Skelton Bridge which sits on the line between York and Northallerton. Information that came with the film states that it concerns a third track being laid across the River Ouse in the 1930s. The girders arriving may have been used to as replacements.
Part of the Fastline Collection, this film shows the lines at Church Fenton North Junction going into the sidings being removed and remodelled over several successive Sundays in September, October, and November 1948.
This film, part of the Fastline Collection, shows the laying of a large complex set of diamond crossings to the east of Newcastle Station in October 1948.
This is a training film by the London Midland and Scottish Railway, with a realistic demonstration of how to deal with a mustard bomb attack on the railway.
This is one of a large collection of British Rail, and some pre- British Rail, films inherited by the track renewals company Fastline. This film shows the huge blizzards on the South Durham & Lancashire Union Railway running through Stainmore in the winter of 1947. The closed line is being cleared by gangs of men with shovels, snow ploughs and rail-mounted Rolls Royce Derwent jet engines blasting the snow. It also shows severe flooding on the railway at Barlby near Selby.
This is one of a large collection of British Rail, and some pre- British Rail, films inherited by the track renewals company Fastline in 1996, and passed on to Fastline Photography when they folded in 2010. This film shows extensive demonstrations to a party of schoolchildren of very many kinds of modern track equipment, including a Morris Tracklayer and a Plassermatic Tamper, at Ponteland Goods depot, Northumberland.
This filmed segment of an edition of the Tyne Tees Television current affairs series Briefing investigates the Shildon Wagon Works as it battles against closure by British Rail. Includes interviews with trades union officials and a worker as a large campaign is mounted to save the works. It ended on 29 June, 1984 with closure and the loss of 1,750 jobs. The edition was first broadcast on 24 January 1983.
An early Tyne Tees Television documentary on railway workers at the Darlington locomotive shed in North Road, commissioned by Tyne Tees Television, with music and songs by folk musicians Ewan McColl and Peggy Seeger. Influenced by the acclaimed radio series The Radio Ballads, this is a portrait of the last days of steam haulage and the progress to diesel and electric trains. The North Road works closed in 1965, a victim of the Beeching axe, with the loss of 2,150 jobs.
A comprehensive record produced by Turners Film Productions of the construction of the Byker Viaduct (also known as the Byker Metro Bridge) using precast, prestressed concrete segments, designed to carry road and Metro traffic across the Ouseburn, a tributary of the River Tyne, in Newcastle city centre.
This amateur film by R. J. Purves records a journey on the Alnwick and Coldstream line of the North Eastern Railway and work taking place on the tracks, probably outside York station. The filmmaker’s father is pictured with railway workers and engineers so may have worked for British Rail.
An amateur documentary made by Peter Dobing and George Theaker in 1990 following the closure of the Shildon Wagon Works. The film includes footage shot as part of the 150th anniversary of the wagon works on the 24th September 1983 as well as film of the ‘cavalcade of steam’ taking place in Shildon in August 1975 as part of the 150th anniversary of the opening of the Stockton and Darlington railway.