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Once upon a Line
Once upon a Line

Once upon a Line 1947

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Once upon a Line 1947

21 mins United Kingdom

Size isn't everything, as these "model husbands" are out to prove. The portable miniature railway – big enough to ride on but small enough to fit in the back of a car – is a long-running obsession of the dedicated train hobbyist. As this light-hearted (but sadly incomplete) documentary shows, reference to their full-size counterparts is all important. In the year that the Transport Act nationalised all train companies, this was the stress free way to run a railway.

Featuring

Alvar Lidell

Genres

Documentary

Tags

Modelling Flying Scotsman (train) Rail transport Clubs (social organisations)

Collection

Watching the Trains Go By

Released

1947

Country

United Kingdom

Language

English

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