Filmmaker and railway enthusiast Chris Lawson concentrates on National Coal Board steam engines which were often seen on railways in South East Northumberland. The film shows activities at the National Coal Board's junction at White Hill near Newcastle.
Filmmaker and railway enthusiast travels further afield to Hampshire to document the southern rail network and in particular the former military railway at Longmoor.
This film by railway enthusiast and filmmaker Chris Lawson specialises in filming steam railways in the North East region. However the content of this film is probably filmed in the North West as part of a special tour.
Filmmaker and railway enthusiast Chris Lawson looks at a North East Locomotive Preservation Groups tour which is the main subject of this film. Some location views are thought to be in the North East, but others are further afield in the North West.
This film by railway enthusiast and filmmaker Chris Lawson concentrates on steam hauled traffic during the 1960's in the North East region. In particular one of the most famous engines running on the network at the time, the Flying Scotsman.
Chris Lawson, railway enthusiast and filmmaker documents one of the most famous steam engines, the Flying Scotsman as it travels on railways in Scotland and the North East of England.
This film by railway enthusiast and filmmaker Chris Lawson looks at contemporary rail traffic in Germany and railway activites at Shildon in County Durham.
Filmmaker and railway enthusiast Chris Lawson travels further afield from the North East to film the narrow gauge railway on the Isle of Man.
An excursion to the Isle of Man for Chris Lawson railway enthusiast and filmmaker, as he documents more activities on the Isle of Man's narrow gauge railway.
Chris Lawson, railway enthusiast and filmmaker records the journey of a special excursion for steam railway enthusiasts.
This film by railway enthusiast and filmmaker Chris Lawson shows steam engines and railway activity at the North Yorkshire Moors heritage railway.
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.
Filmmaker and railway enthusiast Chris Lawson travels to Germany to record his holiday excursions and take footage of railways, particularly steam hauled trains.
Railway enthusiast and filmmaker Chris Lawson films a colliery railway near South Shields, a sailing ship at Whitby, an Advanced Passenger Train undergoing trials and steam engines pulling passenger trains.
This film by railway enthusiast and filmmaker Chris Lawson looks at railway traffic in the North East region in the early 1970s. Features in the film are two famous and familiar sights if the steam age, the Green Arrow locomotive and the distinctive streamlined shape of a class A4 Pacific locomotive. The latter part of the film looks at working colliery locomotives followed by a test run of a new high speed train.
This film made by railway enthusiast and filmmaker Chris Lawson concentrates on a particular class of locomotive. The Black Stanier class was familiar on the LMS (London Midland & Scottish) lines. The latter part of the film shows street views of Newcastle.
This film made by filmmaker and railway enthusiast Chris Lawson looks some of the local service trains in Newcastle then moving further afield to film railway activity in Germany.
In this film railway enthusiast and filmmaker Chris Lawson looks at contemporary rail traffic in Germany.
Filmmaker and railway enthusiast Chris Lawson captures an important moment in one of the country's oldest heritage railways, as it is officially opened for passenger services, on the 1st May 1973.
Filmmaker and railway enthusiast captures an important event in railway history, the 150th anniversary of the opening of the Stockton to Darlington railway taking place at Shildon in 1975. Many surviving engines from the steam era converge at Shildon in County Durham for a celebration of an enduring form of transport thanks to important innovations developed in the north east of England.
Film insert of an empty Grosmont Station and railway tracks on the closed Grosmont to Pickering line for an item on the attempt to preserve and re-open this part of the original Whitby and Pickering railway, broadcast on the Tyne Tees Television Six Five news programme on 16 January 1968.
Tyne Tees Television reporter Bill Hamilton interviews Alan Francis Pegler, owner of the Flying Scotsman steam locomotive, on the platform of Newcastle Central Station. They discuss the current running of the locomotive on the London to Edinburgh route, and the romance of steam over diesel. They also talk about the current British Rail modernisation programme and the cost of running the engine. This report was transmitted 1 May 1968.
A commercial travelogue presented by Royal Sutcliffe in which a couple travel by train to Yorkshire to explore the county. They begin their journey in York before visiting Harrogate, Fountains Abbey, Ripley, Byland and Rievaulx abbeys and Helmseley where they watch a woman weave on a loom. They travel onto the coast visiting Staithes, Whitby, Robin Hoods Bay and Scarborough before visiting Lord Derwent's Estate on the outskirts of Hackness. The final part shows views of Filey, Bempton Cliffs where men collect eggs, Flamborough and Bridlington where the film ends.
An amateur film made by Stockton-on-Tees shop owner Leslie Brown of the 84-mile round trip by train from Fort William to Mallaig in the West Highlands of Scotland. Filmed from the trains observation car the film records the mountainous countryside passed along the route as well as some of the sites including the Glenfinnan viaduct. From the railway journey, the film changes to shows a number of bagpipe marching band performing in a fields watched by a crowd. The final part of the film is at a zoo where a monkey in a cage eating a packet of cigarettes and a number of bears play and perform for the crowds in their enclosure.
An amateur film made by Cyril Hall begins with views of people riding a miniature railway around a small track. This is followed by two men being interviewed for the media about a number of miniature steam engines and carousels on display in front of them. The film changes to show displays of traction engines and other events taking place as part of the Masham Steam Rally taking place in North Yorkshire on the 17th July 1983. Views of waterfalls, including High Force, are followed by the Middlesbrough Newport Bridge being lifted and lowered again to allow a ship or barge to pass underneath. The film ends with Cyril himself playing one of his street organs outside the Station House Visitors Centre at Castle Eden Walkway Country Park at Christmas.