High angle L/S of an electric diesel train speeding through the countryside as commentator talks of the modernisation of the railways. Mix through to M/S of a steam train (name on the side reads 'Primrose') coming along the track to join up with some carriages; pan right to show another engine, 'Bluebell'...more
New methods of laying railway tracks at Dinsdale on the main line between Durham and Newcastle.
Heartbreaking story about old steam engines being broken down for scrap at Stratford, East London.
Railwaymen hard at work clearing snow from the tracks on the Kent line.
Various shots of British Rail trains en-route to ends and destinations
Diesel train assembled at engineering factory and made in model form.
Activity at British Railways freight liner depot.
Workers building a new marshalling yard in Carlisle
British Railway workers learn the right way of manual lifting.