Film maker and railway enthusiast Chris Lawson explores steam railway traffic North of the Border and also in familiar Tyneside locations.
This film by steam engine and railway enthusiast Chris Lawson records various locations where enthusiasts focus on spotting steam engines and recording railway operations. On this occasion a special tour that ran through Yorkshire, Durham and Northumberland is the focus of this film. The tour allows the enthusiasts to enjoy access to the engines and to be passengers on a steam hauled train.
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.
A home movie made by Chris Lawson shows family holiday at Sandsend near Whitby and a cross country race taking place at Rossall School, Fleetwood in Lancashire.
An amateur film made by Chris Lawson of a saloon car racing believed to be taking place at the Croft motor racing circuit near Darlington.
A home movie made by Chris Lawson of the Northumberland County Show taking place at Corbridge and a family holiday to Sandsend.
A home movie made by Chris Lawson capturing a hockey match taking place near Rossall private school in Fleetwood, Lancashire and a family holiday to Bavington in Northumberland.
A home movie by Chris Lawson captures family holiday activities at Sandsend near Whitby. The film incudes views of both of the nearby town of Whitby as well as the river Esk.
This film is of holiday footage of Whitby taken by railway enthusiast and filmmaker Chris Lawson .
This film by filmmaker and railway enthusiast Chris Lawson, shows a winter landscape in Northumberland, possibly Bavington where the Lawson family had a cottage or house and also motor racing at Ingliston near Edinburgh.
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’.
A home movie by Chris Lawson of a family holiday to Sandsend that features a man and boy manoeuvring a small boat into the sea. The film also features brief views of a miniature railway and ends with a view of Fountains Abbey.