SO FAR SO GOOD: The Strathspey Railway Association

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Places:

  • Highlands, the

Subjects:

  • Construction and engineering
  • Transport

Genres:

  • Amateur
  • Documentary

People/organisations:

  • Group 5 / Clansman Films
  • Scottish Amateur Film Festival (SAFF)

Decade:

  • 1970s

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Title: SO FAR SO GOOD: The Strathspey Railway Association

Reference number: 4230

Date: 1975*

Director: d. Ron Miller

Sponsor: Strathspey Railway Association

Production company: [ Clansman Films]

Sound: sound

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 20.31 mins

Description: The efforts of the Strathspey Railway Association to restore the defunct Aviemore station to full public use. The Aviemore Strathspey railway station closed to public transport in 1965.

Awarded the Lizars Salver in the 1975 Scottish Amateur Film Festival, for the best film on Scotland.

Credits: ph. and sd. Ron Miller, John McGregor, Robert Stephen
an impression of the SRA's first eighteen months

Shotlist: An impression of the S.R.A. 's first 18 months (0.17) various shots of the disused, derelict Aviemore rail station. Gvs group of dedicated people renovating the station - laying rail track and sleepers, painting signal box etc. Some of this work is carried out in bleak snowy weather (7.54) shots of first train (Perth bound) to pull into newly restored station. Further shots of people laying rail track and sleepers. Steam engines arrive by lorry and are introduced to the line. Shots of these engines in operation. Includes footage shot at Boat of Garten station (20.22) ecs (20.31)