This film is a travelogue which highlights various sites around Yorkshire, including Scarborough, York, Thornton-le-dale, and Whitby.
This is a film made by Mr D Walker of Beverley of a trip to the recently opened Post Office Tower in London. It also includes footage of other trains passing Bingley Railway Station.
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 in 1996, and passed on to Fastline Photography when they folded in 2010. This one has condemned wagons being used to test various types of buffers by being propelled into them at different speeds, probably taking place in the railway yard at Great Horton in Bradford.
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 film, made by the photographic unit of the NE Region of British Rail, shows new hydraulic gates being installed on the level crossing at the junction of Spring Bank West and Walton Street in Hull in December 1963.
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 is an award winning film made by members of Halifax Cine Club around the time of the impending Beeching Report of 1963, which the filmmakers clearly had in mind. It shows members of the club traversing the whole 72 miles of the line by train and by foot, stopping off to highlight many of the viaducts, tunnels and features on the line, including the temporary shanty town for those who built it. The commentary not only provides a history of, and architectural guide to, the places along the line they visit, but also notes the importance of the line for those places it serves.
This is one of a collection of films made by the Selby Cine Club. This film provides a wonderful overview of the town of Selby as it was in 1965 and is accompanied by an interesting historical commentary. It shows pedestrians and traffic in the town centre, many of the shops, and includes the Toll Bridge, the Monday market, the Reverend John Kent giving a tour of the Abbey, the shipyard, the BOCM Mill, and a Council meeting.
This is a film by Michael Lockwood of a family day out on the Ravenglass and Eskdale miniature Railway in the Lake District.
This is a family visit to the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway in August, 1977. It includes footage of the railway in Cumbria as well as boys out flying a kite.
This is a family film featuring two boys, David and Richard, on trips to Whitby and Worth Valley Railway.
This film shows the journeys of some of the last trams to run in Leeds in 1959.
This is a documentary about the proposed closure of the Settle-Carlisle railway line made by Yorkshire Television as part of its Northern Line series. The programme mainly consists of interviews with Ron Cotton, the British Rail project manager for the Settle-Carlisle Line, campaigner Peter Horton, civil engineer Christopher Wallace, and John Watson, Tory MP for Skipton, along with film of the line and some of the stations.
This film, made by Eddie Percy of Settle, is a record of the celebrations for the centenary of the Settle Carlisle Railway.
This is one of many films made by amateur filmmaker John (Jack) E Dyson of Leeds. This features gliding at Sutton Bank, a trip to Matlock, some trick filming of his son, and the newly opened Baitings Reservoir.
This is one of many films made by amateur filmmaker John (Jack) E Dyson of Leeds. This is a family trip out on the North York Moors Railway and to Filey.
This film focuses on the construction of a railway locking shop in York. Most of the film consists of workmen transporting bricks to the building site and using hand tools to construct a wall from their raw materials. The film was taken just inside city walls at old York station where Jarvis House now stands and is likely the LNER Signal and Telegraph workshops.
This short film, made by Ken Clough, documents the Middleton Railway Trust’s 30th anniversary celebrations in June, 1991. It includes footage of different locomotives which are run on the tracks for the anniversary. The Middleton Railway is the world’s oldest working railway and located in South Leeds.
This is a film of the North York Moors Railway and includes footage of a train making its way from Grosmont to Goathland. The film includes footage of the train in each station as well as footage along the route through the scenic moors.
Billingham Film Unit cine magazine edition featuring two short documentary items. The first is a visit to the Teesside Engineering Club at Hartburn to meet some of the “failed engine drivers” who turn their hands to model making, and model railways. In the second part of the film, a group of Billingham boys participate in outward bound activities on Commondale Moor in the autumn.