Narrow Gauge Railway 1955

Star Item
  • Add to Favourites
  • View as stills
  • Description

    Tywyn, Gwynedd. Wales.

    L/S steam engine " Edward Thomas" as it pulls carriages some of them open-topped across bridge. Point of view shot from front of train under small tunnel and slightly shaky shots of scenery including mountains. Train comes to a halt to remove 2 cows from the line. The driver Bill Faulkner and fireman George Walker get off to chase cows. M/S two men close the gate and return to the engine.

    C/U driver in cab and pan left to show view from cab. C/U mother and child in open top carriage pointing. M/S train pulls into small station. C/U 2 men buy tickets at booking office. Volunteer fills the engine with water. C/U passengers sitting on stationary train at station. Few soldiers get on. C/U volunteers work on engine. Brief shot man holds up green flag. M/S train towards camera with volunteer on front throwing sand onto rails. Point of View shot from train showing scenery. Top Shot of train through lovely countryside.

    Note: The Tal-y-llyn steam railway is based in Tywyn (aka Towyn) and runs to Abergynolwyn near the slopes of Cader Idris.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    19/09/1955
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    2114
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    35.01
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration
    00:02:24:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:22:00 / 01:02:46:00
    Canister:
    CP 038
    Sort Number:
    CP 038
  • Appears in...

    Collections
    Cinemagazines
    Categories
    Travel & Exploration Entertainment & Humour
    WorkSpaces
    rail Video 125 leek&manifold The Story of Francis Gary Powers Railroading
  • Stills

Comments (0)

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.

All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment

To post a comment, please Register or to add a comment
24 January 2015 marks 50 years since the death of British Prime Minister and international statesman, Sir Winston Churchill. British Pathé’s cameras followed Churchill throughout his career.
churchill
If you are a media professional and have seen some footage or stills you wish to include in your production, please contact us.
laurelhardy
2014 marks 100 years since the start of World War One. To honour this landmark occasion, British Pathé have launched this definitive collection of WW1 films.
yardstare

Related Videos

Hide
All Aboard

All Aboard

Various shots of a small steam train - probably Welsh narrow gauge "Express" train.

The Miners Of Manganese

The Miners Of Manganese

Men work at the manganese mines of Morocco.

Isle Of Man Issue Title -Very Good Sir!

Isle Of Man Issue Title -Very Good Sir!

A look at Peel and the scenic countryside surrounding it. Isle of Man.

Sugar Harvest In Taiwan

Sugar Harvest In Taiwan

Nationalist Chinese harvest a $100,000,000 sugar crop.

Look At Wales

Look At Wales

Welsh travelogue - scenery, traditions, costumes etc. c 1956

Portmadoc

Portmadoc

Nice shots of a small narrow gauge railway running in Wales. Possibly the Festiniog Railway.

Australia's Puffing Billy Preserved

Australia's Puffing Billy Preserved

Australians preserve their old time train Puffing Billy.

On 14th April 1912, four days into her maiden voyage, RMS Titanic struck an iceberg. These 15 images have been selected from Pathe's Titanic collection.
Titanic
Verbal warfare at its best. Here are some of history's greatest retorts and snarling insults. These people certainly didn't mince their words!
pope
The Duke of Edinburgh has many talents, but it is his unique way with words that often receives the most attention. 
Philip
British Pathe captured many extraordinary events on film over its 80 year history but sometimes the cameras were switched on when tragedy struck.
Franz Reichelt
Are you guilty of perpetuating a story regardless of its truth? Here are some classic urban myths which you may not know are false.
Urban Legends
10 telling images selected from British Pathé's extensive WWI footage. 'The war to end all wars' was a war without parallel: over 70 million military personnel were involved and over 17 million people died.
WW1
There are some people who saw their mortality as really rather funny. Here are 12 of the best epitaphs.
laurelhardy
The images taken from inside Buchenwald Concentration Camp after its Liberation show us what it was like; it tells us what happened and forces us to remember.
Buchenwald
She may never have given a press interview but she is still one of the most famous women in the world. Here are 13 surprising facts you may not know about Queen Elizabeth II.
dancingqueen