FAREWELL TO BANFF - TILLYNAUGHT TRAIN 1964

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Places:

  • Banff

Subjects:

  • Transport

Genres:

  • Amateur

Decade:

  • 1960s

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Title: FAREWELL TO BANFF - TILLYNAUGHT TRAIN 1964

Reference number: 6120

Date: 1964

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 9.45 mins

Description: Amateur film documenting the last journey made by the Banff to Tillynaught steam train in 1964. Includes passing through a level crossing and Ladysbridge Station.

Shotlist: Title (0.09) Sign 'Banff'. Brief view woman and child opening door and boarding train (0.14) steam engine carriages being linked. C/u buffers, joining supervised by porter (0.35) coal being shovelled into furnace, roaring flame (0.51) steam blowing from engine (1.01) train departs siding shed, brief intercut of same siding shed in dilapidation (1.25) train with two carriages passes by camera at ground level (1.34) tracking shot past small coastal houses (1.44) train passing through coastal landscape (2.28) tracking shot from train (2.38) train passes child's play park, children in foreground (2.52) four women in summer dresses waving (2.53) train passes (3.00) tracking shot from train through village (3.24) man placing white level crossing gates across road (3.35) train approaches crossing and passes through (3.48) man switching level crossing gates back (3.56) c/u red levers, signal moves (4.04) tracking shot from train. Stops at Ladysbridge station, c/u sign (4.30) train departs (4.46) woman with scarf round head closes level crossing gates, tracking shot from train (5.20) elevated view of train as it passes below, steam obscuring view (5.38) train crossing landsape in distance, white washing on line in foreground (5.47) Tillynaught railway station, train arrives at platform. Driver steps out and separates steam engine which reverses down a siding. Two men looking out of steam engine (6.55) modern train departs platform, reflection of station in train windows as it passes (7.08) Banff siding as before, people gathered looking at steam engine (7.18) elderly men standing by door, shaking hands as they board (7.59) view from across platform as train departs platform (8.12) brief, almost subliminal insert, view of siding shed in dilapidation (8.13) steam engine departs in mass of steam, people waving from engine and carriage windows. Train departs into distance. Brief inserts of disused line (9.12) engine reversing into platform, people of all ages leave carriages and walk towards camera, mingle and talk (9.39) view from inside dilapidated siding shed, fade (9.45)