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Railways - Derelict and Preserved
Railways - Derelict and Preserved

Railways - Derelict and Preserved 1975


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Railways - Derelict and Preserved 1975

32 mins United Kingdom

A beautifully shot compilation of colour footage of British railway history. We visit the 1980 cavalcade of steam engines at Rainhill to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Manchester to Liverpool line, and take a look at engines in the sheds at the Steamtown railway museum in Carnforth. The film also records the remains of early railways as well as preserved lines in Shropshire and Devon.

Set up in 1977, the North West Film Archive preserves moving images made in or about Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Cheshire, Merseyside and Cumbria and offers a variety of access services to users in the public, academic and commercial sectors.


Amateur film


Steam engines Rail workshops Rail transport Trains St Helens (Ranworth)


Building a British Railway




United Kingdom



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