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Railways - Derelict and Preserved

Come and see Rocket 150, and visit a selection of railway locations, past and preserved.

Amateur film 1975 33 mins Silent

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A beautifully shot compilation of colour footage of British railway history. We visit the 1980 cavalcade of steam engines at Rainhill to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Manchester to Liverpool line, and take a look at engines in the sheds at the Steamtown railway museum in Carnforth. The film also records the remains of early railways as well as preserved lines in Shropshire and Devon.