• Short Summary

    Leeds University Railway Society have British Rail's permission to work on the Middleton Railway.

  • Description

    Leeds, Yorkshire.

    Leeds University's Railway Society have permission from British Rail to work on the Middleton Railway (the oldest in the World). They are seen here moving rolling-stock full of goods for final despatch by British Railways.

    Various shots of fresh faced students doing maintenance work on the line. L/S of a diesel engine pulling freight carts slowly along a siding. M/S of three students working with pick axes at the side of the tracks. Panning shot of a student as he walks along the side of an engine checking the bogies. M/S of a student climbing into the driver's cab with a can of oil. Inside the cab, a bespectacled student starts the engine. M/S of a student hanging out of a carriage signalling to the driver with a green flag and a whistle. C/U of the driver operating the controls. M/S of the train moving away. Point of view shot from inside the cab. M/S of a student on a level crossing with a red flag.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued / unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:46:27:00 / 01:47:31:00
    CP 401

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