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The Train Makers

A look at the engineering skills behind British Rail Engineering Limited - one of Britain's "biggest engineering concerns"

Training film/TV programme 1981 23 mins


The glories of BREL - British Rail Engineering Limited - are celebrated in this promotional film looking at two of the company's 13 workshops, at Horwich in Lancashire and Crewe, in which locomotives and carriages are built for British Rail and companies overseas. This film is aimed at recruiting graduates to join as engineers, and follows a group of trainees, including one young woman - or "girl", as she's tellingly referred to.

This film was produced by British Transport Films, a prolific film unit which won many awards, including an Oscar. It made films for internal training and external promotion, chiefly for British Rail.