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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Last Goods Train from Sheringham
The very last freight train departs from Sheringham Station on 28th December 1964, following the withdrawal of the service in the wake of the Beeching Report.
Amateur film 1964 6 mins
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A local record of the departure of the last goods train from Sheringham in December 1964, following the withdrawal of the service in the wake of the Beeching Report. Local woman Joan Barney captured the freight train on the North Norfolk Railway one last time.
- Amateur film
- United Kingdom
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