INTO THE MISTS

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Places:

  • Edinburgh

Subjects:

  • Ceremonies
  • Emotions, attitudes and behaviour
  • Local government
  • Transport

Genres:

  • Amateur

Decade:

  • 1950s

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Title: INTO THE MISTS

Reference number: 0004

Date: 1956

Director: [filmed by W.S. Dobson]

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 10.04 mins

Description: The story of the last Edinburgh tram. Shots of horse-drawn omnibus, last passengers, and the scrapping of the trams in Coatbridge.

Also preserved by the Tramway Museum Film Archive.

See also the following refs for footage held by the Archive of 'last trams' across Scotland: 0002, 0929, 0987, T0886, 2114, 3435, 5877 and 6028.

Shotlist: Credits (0.16); Shots of trams, a model, some open-top, in and around the streets of Edinburgh. Film of the actual last tram, its driver and passengers, in one shot a passenger runs alongside and jumps on, a tram in 1871-1956 livery, drivers in uniform (2.49); Horse-drawn omnibuses, buses and trams en route from Turnhouse to Portobello with shots from the driver's cab, and going along Princes Street, shots destination roll being turned (5.01); Shots taken at night of the last tram and its official last journey, ceremony with drivers and Lord Provost John Garnett Banks (6.06); Shots of roadworks, gvs tram being towed by truck from the garage through to the 'James N. Connell' scrapyard at Coatbridge, c/u wrecks of many trams, tram being broken up (10.04)