Amateur film captured by Ron Wing, an accomplished member of the Institute of Amateur Cinematographers. Many wonderfully composed shots capture the beauty of the English countryside either side of the tracks, as well as highlighting the skill of the filmmaker. The signalmen and train drivers who appear must have built a rapport with this enthusiast, happy to oblige waving for the camera or appearing on cue to help document the journey through the Cumbrian countryside.
The East Anglian Film Archive, the first and largest Regional Film Archive in England, was established in 1976. Since 1984, EAFA has been owned and operated by the University of East Anglia, Norwich (UEA), to support research and work to preserve our moving image heritage. More than 250 hours are freely available online as examples of the wide range of film which attracts interest the world over.