An amateur film by railway enthusiast Chris Lawson concentrates on the rail network of the Southern region. Steam engines unique to the Southern network are in evidence, particularly the WCBB [West Country & Battle of Britain] class. Some of the footage is of special gatherings or excursions for steam railway enthusiasts.
An amateur film by railway enthusiast Chris Lawson concentrates steam rail operations up and down the country as well as the North East. The film includes a special excursion by the Flying Scotsman and views of shunting engines believed to be at Southampton Docks.
This film is a compilation of footage of steam engines by enthusiast Chris Lawson filmed in urban and rural settings in the North East and beyond. The film includes footage shot of engines at work at the Wallsend Slipway & Engineering Company.
This film by Chris Lawson celebrates a local heritage railway, the North Yorkshire Moors Railway. This film shows early developments in the Seventies.
This film is a compilation of amateur footage taken by railway enthusiast and filmmaker Chris Lawson showing mainly steam engines operating on the British Rail network especially in the North East.
This film by railway enthusiast and filmmaker Chris Lawson records steam engine traffic in and around the North East in the mid 1960's. The film also may be capturing some of the last passenger steam services to run as on the 12th August 1968 British railways imposed a ban on all mainline steam traffic.
This film by railway enthusiast and filmmaker Chris Lawson records the dwindling steam rail traffic of the mid to late Sixties in the North East region. In the first half of the film there is an emphasis on the engines working for the National Coal Board at a time when the mining industry was beginning to shrink. The second half of the film looks at the streamlined grace of the A4 Pacific locomotives and also the famous Flying Scotsman.
This film made by railway enthusiast and filmmaker Chris Lawson looks at steam locomotives in the North East at a time when steam traffic was beginning to decline across the country.
This film by railway enthusiast and filmmaker Chris Lawson records steam engine traffic on the railways of North East England in the 1960's. The film captures what would have been a decline in the use of steam engines on the railways particularly with regards to passenger services.
Chris Lawson, railway enthusiast and filmmaker records more of the North East region's steam traffic on the railways.
This film by rail enthusiast Chris Lawson adds to the extensive record the collection creates for steam traffic in the North East region and it's slow demise during the 1960's.
Chris Lawson filmmaker and railway enthusiast documents the working of a small rail service within the Pallion shipyard in Sunderland.
This film by filmmaker and railway enthusiast Chris Lawson shows footage of steam traffic mainly in the North West region. Filmed around 1966, the film records the last days of steam powered traffic as steam locomotives give way to diesel or diesel-electric power.
Chris Lawson filmmaker and railway enthusiast travels from his usual North East locations to the Bluebell Railway, a heritage railway in Sussex. He films working engines which would have been a familiar sight on the Southern railway network.
An Amateur film that records some of the remaining steam traffic on Britain's railways in the mid Sixties filmed by railway enthusiast Chris Lawson that includes footage of the ‘Flying Scotsman’.
Filmmaker and steam railway enthusiast Chris Lawson documents steam railway traffic in the North East in the mid Sixties. The film shows trains working in a local coal mine as well as views of the Flying Scotsman.
This film by filmmaker and railway enthusiast Chris Lawson looks at the early days of two main heritage railways, the North Yorkshire Moors Railway and the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway.
This film by railway enthusiast and filmmaker Chris Lawson looks at events and services that made up steam railway traffic on the regional railways in the mid sixties. Steam was giving way to diesel hauled trains so recording the dying days of steam was a major undertaking for many steam train enthusiasts.
This film by railway enthusiast and filmmaker Chris Lawson looks at railway traffic in the sixties particularly surviving steam traffic which was beginning to give way to diesel and electric power during the last part of the decade.
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 by railway enthusiast and film maker Chris Lawson looks at the steam engines which run on the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway, a heritage railway in West Yorkshire and also the engine works and shed at Philadelphia, Tyne & Wear [County Durham at the time of filming].
This film by railway enthusiast and filmmaker Chris Lawson looks at an industrial railway in the North East of England.
This film made by Chris Lawson, filmmaker and railway enthusiast, looks at steam traffic on regional and other railways in Britain in the late 1960's. This film loooks at industrial railways particularly in the South East Northumberland coalfield and also the demise of the steam engine in a literal sense with a visit to a breakers yard in South Wales.
This film by Chris Lawson, railway enthusiast and filmmaker shows a steam railway enthusiasts special excursion in Derbyshire.
This film by railway enthusiast and filmmaker Chris Lawson is of working steam engines in and around the engine works at Philadelphia on Tyneside.