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A Smash on the L.N.E.R.
Dramatic newsreel showing the mangled wreckage of an express train being hoisted from the track
Non-Fiction 1929 1 mins Silent
It's highly likely that the incident recorded in this newsreel is the aftermath of a train crash on 4 October 1929, when the 5.05am newspaper express from London Liverpool St to Norwich and a freight train collided after the latter passed a danger signal at Tottenham Hale. Fortunately there were no fatalities, but the silhouetted image of the derailed locomotive, No. 2808 Gunton, being hoisted from the tracks conveys the drama and emotion of the incident.
Railways on Film
Documentary 1970 7 mins
Sir John Betjeman reminisces about the phasing out of the mainline steam operation.
Conway Castle - panoramic view of Conway on the L.& N.W. Railway Conway Castle - panoramic view of Conway on the L.& N.W. Railway
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Non-Fiction 1926 4 mins Silent Location: Welwyn Garden City
Empire News Bulletin record the Conservative Minister Neville Chamberlain at Welwyn Station's official opening ceremony.
Non-Fiction 1925 19 mins Silent Location: Darlington
A grand parade of locomotives to celebrate 100 years of railways and the world’s first passenger trains
Non-Fiction 1964 5 mins Location: Derby
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Public Information Filler 1959 6 mins
A heartfelt cry on behalf of the world's litter-baskets.
Comedy 1896 1 mins Silent
A deft music hall act adapted for film, featuring the only known appearance of pioneer filmmaker Robert Paul
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Take a fighter jet, a Top Gun pilot with sunglasses and a brand new SAAB 900 and you have a sure-fire vehicle to launch a Hollywood career.
Promotional 2019 10 mins
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1935 16 mins
A rare glimpse of 1930s London in colour: the Thames has never looked lovelier.
1965 1 mins Location: York
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Advert 1946 1 mins Silent
Life is looking up! The war is over and the “Corona” Man can visit his “Corona” families once more, door-to-door.