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  • Aberdeen
  • Aberdeenshire


  • Transport


  • Amateur


  • Group 5 / Clansman Films


  • 1960s

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Reference number: 2648

Date: 1965c

Director: d. Bill Emslie

Production company: Clansman Films

Sound: sound

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 13.13 mins

Description: Steam trains at Aberdeen and Ballater stations, watched by enthusiasts. The trains include "Sir Nigel Gresley", "Union of South Africa" and "City of Aberdeen".

Credits: sd.ed. Ron Miller
pic.ed. Alan Stott
cam. Ron Macmillan, Graham Reid, Bernalt Schultz

Shotlist: Steam locomotive approaches, shots of engine at station, credits (.41) train steams away, c/u of wheels, engine and cab. "City of Aberdeen" in rail yard (1.41) various shots of the engine. Steam train in station and pulling away from the platform. Shots of enthusiasts looking over LNER engine No. 4498 and shots of engine on turntable. Shot of "Sir Nigel Gresley" pulling out of yard. Locomotive fueled, coupled up to carriages in Aberdeen station and pulls out and builds up speed (5.31) No. 64547 at platform, shot of train going over viaduct. Various shots of train in motion (6.32) engineer attaches sign to engine - "Last Train to Inverbervie". Engine coupled to carriage and sets off. gvs train in motion (7.37) at platform in station, 44997 "The Granite City" and 60009 "Union of South Africa", both coupled to train. Train steams out of station, watched by enthusiasts. gvs train in motion, long shots, shots from carriage etc. (10.40) No. 61347 and 61400 speeding along (11.27) steam engine at Ballater Station (12.04) shots of deserted and closed stations, rusting rails and tools (12.36) ecs (13.13)