PORT LINE, the
Full length video
Title: PORT LINE, the
Reference number: 3696
Director: filmed by Dan Maclachlan (Dec'd)
Original format: std. 8mm
Running time: 26.50 mins
The rail service between Dumfries and Stranraer harbour filmed just before the line was closed down on June 14th, 1965.
Dan Maclachlan who filmed the journey was the owner of the County Hotel.
Shotlist: The Port Line (.04) The Portpatrick & Wigtownshire Joint Railway 1861 - until 1965 (.10) Stranraer to Dumfries (74 Miles) (.15) Gvs of Dumfries railway station (.45) Steam train pulling into the station (1.20) Steam train connecting to carriages (1.22) A man getting on the train, shot of the station master/guard (?) (1.35) C/u of the train wheels it slowly pulls away (1.38) Gvs of the train pulling away from the station (1.40) Gvs of the scenery along the railway line, houses, buildings under construction, fields, passing other trains (2.15) Gvs taken fromthe railway carriage of the train moving over a viaduct (2.20) Gvs from the railway carriage of the scenery, men walking beside the track (2.35) Going through Dalbeattie station (2.40) Mail bags being unloaded (2.43) Gvs of the scenery from the railway carriage (2.55) Going through the station at Castle Douglas (2.57) The train at the station taken from the platform (3.01) Colour poster advertisement Tay Bridge see Scotland by train (3.05) Gvs of the scenery from the railway carriage (3.20) A man handing an object to the men outside he Crossmichael signal box (3.25) Gvs of the scenery for the railway carriage (3.39) Parton station sign (3.42) 400 600 sign (3.45) Gvs of scenery from the railway carriage (3.47) Visual of a railway bridge over a river (3.51) View from the train as it crosses the bridge (3.57) Gvs of the houses that can be seen from the train (4.00) New Galloway station (4.04) Gvs form the railway carriage of the scenery (4.35) Loch Skerrow (?) signal box / station, men getting on and off the train (4.50) Gvs of the scenery from the railway carriage (5.10) Gatehouse of Fleet (5.12) Gvs of the buildings and scenery beside the station (5.17) Gvs of the scenery taken from the railway carriage (5.25) Pulling into a station and filling the train water tank (?) (5.27) Girl looking through the window of the railway carriage (5.27) Creetown station (5.30) Poster advertising trips to Northern Ireland by car ferry (5.32) Gvs of the scenery from the railway carriage (5.46) Looking down on a station and the tracks (5.50) Pulling into Newton Stewart station (5.55) Poster of the prices of rail destinations advertised by the slogan ' Its faster by train ' (6.00) Shot of the station with a man walking up the railway bridge (6.02) Gvs of the scenery from the railway carriage (6.11) A man passing an object to a person outside a signal box at Kirkcowan (?) (6.20) Gvs of the scenery from the railway carriage (6.32) Glen Luce station (6.35) Bus pulling away from the station (6.38)Gvs of scenery from the railway carriage (6.45) Dunragit station (?) (6.50) Castle Kennedy station (?) (6.55) Gvs of scenery form the railway carriage (7.10) Stranraer station (7.30) Colour poster advertising cruises around Britain and Ireland on the TSS Caledonian Princess (7.35) Stranraer Harbour (7.38) Caledonian Princess ro-ro-ferry coming into the pier (7.50) Gangway and car ramp being connected to the ship (7.55) People walking off via the car ramp, pushing mopeds, then cars drive off (8.03) Dog (8.05) Station, people coming and going (8.15) Station master signaling a train to leave (8.17) Gvs of the scenery from the railway carriage leaving Stranraer Harbour station at a faster speed (8.40) (At a station, guard carrying parcels (8.40) Gvs of the scenery from the railway carriage, played at a faster speed(9.10) Dumfries station, people getting on and off the trains (9.15) This film shows all but a few yards of track on this historic line, and works out at approximately 600 mph!! (9.19) The End (9.22)