• Short Summary

    The Tal-y-llyn Railway is the oldest surviving narrow gauge railway in the world.

  • 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.

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  • Data

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

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