FREEDOM OF SCOTLAND 1963 TOUR

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Places:

  • Glasgow

Subjects:

  • Transport

Genres:

  • Amateur

Decade:

  • 1960s

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Title: FREEDOM OF SCOTLAND 1963 TOUR

Reference number: 10331

Date: 1963

Director: filmed by J. Burnie

Sound: silent

Original format: std. 8mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 16.38 mins

Description: Amateur footage of journeys along many of Scotland's main railway lines in 1963 on a Freedom of Scotland ticket.

See also refs 10329 10330 10332 and 10333

Shotlist: title animated over rail pass - Glasgow Buchanan Street - dark shot diesel locomotive at platform - tracking shots from train departing from station, passing Wallace Monument, Callander East signal box - brief shot station platform - tracking shots from train through countryside, along Loch Lubnaig, through Strathyre station, past Loch Earn, steam train passing on other line, both trains arriving at Killin Junction - departing from Killin and arriving at Tyndrum Lower station - tracking shots through countryside, train changes track to pass diesel locomotive - brief shots passing castle at loch-side and Cruachan dam under construction - tracking shots past two bridges, through small station, Connel Bridge in distance, entering station - Connel Ferry station sign, diesel train approaches station (2.58) Ballachulish - high gvs of town and signal box - tracking shots from train along loch-side, crossing Connel Bridge - Back towards Callander - tracking shots from rear of train through countryside (4.17) Inverness - tracking shots departing from Inverness station, passing Clachnaharry signal box, Dingwall station, Bonar Bridge station, stopping at Helmsdale station, continuing through countryside on single track line, stopping at station and passengers disembarking - tracking shots through countryside, passing signal box, arriving at Wick station, passengers disembarking (7.02) ext shot Thurso station - tracking shots from train through countryside, diesel train running on parallel line, entering station - c/u Georgemas Junction sign - gvs Georgemas junction, diesel train arriving (7.48) And so back to Inverness - tracking shots through countryside, passing County March sign, dam, river, castle on hill, approaching station, changing on to single track line, passing loch, through Garve station, past Loch Garve, through countryside and stations (9.37) Kyle of Lochalsh station sign - gvs station and trains - tracking shot departing at Stromeferry station, gvs ferry on loch - gvs from observation car at rear of train, at Aviemore station - gvs through countryside and stations, passing loch, Mini on parallel road, sign for Druimuachdar Pass summit, various stations, arriving at Blair Atholl station - passing Blair Atholl South signal box, through stone archway, quarry on hillside, road and river, station, steam engines at station, arriving at Perth station, passengers disembarking (13.07) Then along the North Bank of the Tay - gvs estuary, passing Tay rail bridge - Dundee Tay Bridge - gvs station and sidings at Dundee, tracking shots from train crossing Tay bridge, diesel train passing, Tay Bridge South signal box, arriving at Leuchars Junction station, gvs through countryside, passing coal bing, Thornton Junction station, along Fife coast towards Forth rail bridge in distance, crossing Forth bridge, approaching Edinburgh, through tunnels and into Waverley station - passengers disembarking - THE END (16.38)