Diesel Train Ride

1958 , East Anglia (Other)

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A British Transport Film depicting new diesel engines and travel in East Anglia (in part).

The film shows an early diesel multiple unit, new to people at the time. A family embarks on the train. There are shots of the platform and of the cab. The journey starts at Oulton Broad and continues along the East Suffolk Line. A father explains technical details to an enquiring son. The diesel unit passes over water troughs and a steam train on the other line picks up water. The train leaves East Anglia as the diesel unit enters a junction where a large gang of men is relaying the track. Then a small gang is shown at work packing ballast and checking the gauge. The train crosses a suspension bridge into North Wales, whereupon two passengers consult their map. The family open their B.R. packed sandwiches, while a first class passenger opens a case to reveal a buffet, including beer, apparently bought at the station before departure.

Keywords

British Railways; Rail Travel; British Transport film; Diesel Engines

Other Places

River Waveney at Beccles; Oulton Broad, Suffolk

Manifestations

Diesel Train Ride

  • Barcode
    INV350715
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    DV digital
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:09:24
    Modification Date
    10/05/2011
    Parts
    Reference
    708287
  • Activities
    Barcode
    INV222756
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    master digital
    Colour Type
    colour
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:09:24
    Has Sound
    Y
    Modification Date
    12/05/2009
    Parts
    Reference
    679728
    Sound
    sound
  • Activities
    Barcode
    INV308890
    Canonical Identifier
    TB 482
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    Umatic tape
    Dimension
    Identifier
    Modification Date
    13/08/2008
    Parts
    Reference
    675868
  • Activities
    Barcode
    INV180265
    Canonical Identifier
    TB 559
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    Umatic tape
    Dimension
    Identifier
    Modification Date
    23/07/2008
    Parts
    Reference
    673553
  • Barcode
    INV282349
    Canonical Identifier
    B-312
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    16mm film
    Colour Type
    colour
    Has Sound
    Y
    Identification Notes
    Picture: combined optical (data migration 25/06/2021)
    Identifier
    Image Polarity
    positive
    Modification Date
    25/06/2021
    Parts
    Reference
    562120
    Sound
    sound
  • Activities
    Barcode
    INV??0709
    Canonical Identifier
    A-52
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    35mm film
    Identifier
    Image Polarity
    positive
    Modification Date
    25/06/2021
    Parts
    Reference
    560634

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