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.
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Electro-rock background music plays as engineers work on the rail lines to deliver electrification in East Anglia, for this is the “high speed eighties!”
Sponsored film 1982 19 mins
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In 1982, British Rail announced a 60 million pound modernisation scheme to deliver railway electrification to East Anglian lines, promising more reliable, comfortable, cleaner, quieter, and faster trains. This film sponsored by British Rail and produced by the University of East Anglia’s Film Production Unit follows the work of the rail engineers through the entire electrification process, emphasising modernity and efficiency of practise.
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