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Camwell Personal Film No. 54: Special Last Train Kidderminster to Woofferton Junction
Whirlwind tour across England and into Wales through the lens of renowned railway enthusiast William Arthur 'Cam' Camwell
Amateur film 1961 12 mins Silent
This whirlwind rail tour begins in 1961 with the last passenger train to travel the Tenbury and Bewdley Railway from Kidderminster to Woofferton Junction. A feast of delights then awaits the viewer, as this reel of railway miscellany takes us into South Wales to traverse the Ebbw Vale line, Newbridge and Blaina. Then it's swiftly on to Stafford in preparation for the West Coast Main Line electrification scheme.
Filmed by renowned railway enthusiast William Arthur 'Cam' Camwell, the film also takes in Timperley Junction, the Lickey Incline, Hunslet Locomotive Works, Great Barr, Walsall, Wolverhampton Low Level, Wrexham General and Handsworth and Smethwick, ending in about 1965. Several other films by Camwell are also available on BFI Player.
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