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Visit to Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway

All aboard La'al Ratty for a grand day out, steaming through the Cumbrian countryside.

Home movie 1976 4 mins Silent

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In this short colour film, we join filmmaker Hira Kapur and his family on a steam train ride in Cumbria. The narrow gauge railway, known in the local dialect as La'al Ratty, runs from the coastal village of Ravenglass up through the beautiful Eskdale Valley, and is, as can be seen here, a popular attraction. Following this, we see the Kapur children and friend playing in a field on a sunny day.