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