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Camwell Personal Film No. 44: August Bank Holiday 1959
A whistle-stop trip along Great Eastern lines as we take in many closed and long-lamented stations.
Amateur film 1959 3 mins Silent
Beginning at Cromer Beach station, we see signs of railway modernisation as a Brush Type 2 and a DMU occupy the tracks. A familiar sight on Great Eastern territory is the B12 locomotive and as 61514 is seen simmering at Cromer, it has barely two months left on the books of Norwich depot. Withdrawn in October 1959, she had been broken up before the close of the year. We visit the Great Eastern Yarmouth to Beccles line, which closed the same year and take in Belton and Burgh, Somerleyton, St.Olaves, Aldeby and Beccles. With film still in the camera, we also visit the Great Northern and Great Eastern Joint line between March and Spalding to take in passing trains at French Drove, Postland, Pinchbeck, Gosberton and Donington Road.
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Amateur film 1937 40 mins Silent
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Dr Beeching has ensured that the last train has now departed from Kineton so what is there to do but drink tea and enjoy the quiet life?
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Promotional 1954 7 mins Location: Loughborough
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Amateur film 1974 11 mins Location: Hayling Island
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Netley Marsh Steam Engine Rally 1976
Amateur film 1976 4 mins Silent Location: Netley Marsh
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Amateur film 1952 15 mins Silent Location: Eastbourne
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Amateur film 1966 7 mins Silent Location: Hove
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Amateur film 1969 4 mins Silent Location: Fulking
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Amateur film 1967 4 mins Silent Location: Southend Pier
Join this happy family on a jolly to Southend - visiting the mile long pier, the replica Golden Hind, a jellied eel stall and lured by posters promising medieval torture