Part of the Gillot collection, this film captures a many of the beautiful seaside destinations down the Yorkshire Coast including Bridlington, Filey, and Staithes.
This film traces the development of the North York Moors Railway Society from 1967 to 1972. Each short section is preceded by an intertitle.
This film contains a number of shorter films focusing on the re-opening of the North York Moors Railway and events relating to the NYMR.
This film features developments and events on the North York Moors Railway between 1976 and 1979 with short sections preceded by intertitles.
A film made by Keith Snowden featuring several local events in Pickering during 1977 and 1978. Each film is preceded by an intertitle.
This is a series of films made by R.K. Snowden documenting some local events in Pickering between 1983 and 1989, with a commentary by Snowden (unfortunately often drowned out by traffic, and other noise). Each film is preceded by an intertitle.
This film documents the Whitby to Pickering railway line in 1965 soon after its closure under the Beeching proposals. The film falls into two halves. The first half gives a historical overview of the railway from its beginnings using illustrations. The second half follows two young members of the Pickering Railway Society as they do a walking tour of the railway line.
This film is part two of a documentary which follows two boys on their journey from Pickering to Whitby on the old railway line.
This programme documents the ten year anniversary of the opening of the National Railway Museum in York. The programme includes a look at the exhibits and interviews with various officials about their plans for the future of the museum.
This film shows the journey of the LNER 2005 and the NYNR 29 travelling from Pickering and passing Levisham for The Silver Jubilee in 1975. The train is decorated for the occasion and many members of the public arrive to see the train pass by.
This is an excellent film by former railway engineer, Frank Dean of the North York Moors Railway, just before its closure under the Beeching cuts. Filmed over a period of months and from many different vantage points, the film provides a wonderful evocation of the journey from Pickering to Whitby by steam locomotive, complete with all the sounds.
This is a film, part of the Frank Dean Collection, of one of the last journeys along the Pickering to Whitby railway before it closed in March 1965. Members of the Railway Travellers Correspondence Society travel in the brake van for a last look at the line. It is narrated by Frank Dean.
This is a film, part of the Frank Dean Collection, of the last official goods train to run between Malton and Pickering, on July 1st 1966. It shows a collection at New Bridge Quarry, a collection of coal wagons, and many of the abandoned stations on the route. It is narrated by K. Ford, of the BBC.
This film documents the closure of two railway lines out of Whitby in 1965 as a result of the Beeching Axe of the 1960s. Throughout the film, the narrator provides information about the history of the lines. The film shows the last journey ever over the Scarboro’ to Whitby line and the beginnings of the line being dismantled.
This is a film made by the North Yorkshire Moors Railway Trust to advertise the service between Grosmont and Pickering. It takes the form of a sped-up journey between the two stations that only takes two minutes.
Made by Robert Freeman, this is a short film of a trip to York.
Part of the Freeman Collection, this film documents a family day out and includes footage of steam trains and different amusement rides at Peasholm Park.
This is a film of a Sheffield family and includes film of a Sheffield Wednesday match as well as a train trip to Whitby.
Shot between 1927 and 1938, this film shows the sea side leisure and social activities that were available in the Scarborough region at that time. Included in the film are shots of the South Bay Pool, the Cliff Railway, the Italian Gardens, and a motor cycle race.
Made by members of the Halifax Cine Club, this is a film which shows a day out at Shibden Park in Calderdale. It includes the boating lake, playground and miniature railway.
This is a film made by Rowntree’s employee Ken Clough. The film is of a passenger train arriving and departing from the railway station at the Rowntree Mackintosh factory in York, along with some old photographs of the station. It was made shortly before its closure in 1988.
This film documents some of the activities of the Association of Mining, Electrical and Mechanical Engineers in Scarborough, June 1953. The film includes footage of the Scarborough coast, dinner at the Grand Hotel, and a fashion show.
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 film is part of the Gordon Riley collection and contains lots of footage of steam trains making their way along the tracks in the Worth Valley area as part of the celebrations for the Worth Valley Railway Re-Opening in 1968.
This film is from the Gordon Riley collection and followed the `Bournemouth Belle steam train as it travels through Yorkshire. The film opens with crowds of people waiting at a train station to see a steam train making its way along the route.