Old and new trains shown to mark the progress of railway industry.
Low angle shot of wheels of a train speeding past camera from right to left. Two aerial views of steam engine pulling long passenger train. Two views of steam engines. CU. Wheels of engine moving along rail. GV. Sign '50th Anniversary'. MV. Engine. Various shots of steam trains. Various shots of 'The Bristolian' and the 'Cornish Riviera Express' trains standing in Paddington Station. MS. Group of young train spotters. CU. Pistons on wheels rolling along. Various shots of train spotters. Various shots of the trains in yard ready for breaking. Various shots of famous name plates of steam engines, they are being taken off the trains before breaking. GV. Inside large train breakers building in Crewe. MS. Man in goggles using oxyacetylene burner to cut up parts of the engine. Various shots of complete breaking up of old steam engines. GV. Inside diesel train erection shop. Various shots of the construction of diesel trains. Various shots of new diesel and old steam train. Various shots of steam train leaving station in a cloud of steam. Various shots of train moving fast along tracks.
(Orig. Neg.) (Black and white print in 3774 G)
Date found in the old record - 25/04/1963.