ARDROSSAN MONTGOMERIE PIER RAILWAY LINE CLOSURE

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Places:

  • Ayrshire

Subjects:

  • Employment, industry and industrial relations
  • Transport

Genres:

  • Amateur

Decade:

  • 1960s

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Title: ARDROSSAN MONTGOMERIE PIER RAILWAY LINE CLOSURE

Reference number: 4516

Date: 1965c

Director: filmed by Mr William Main

Sound: silent

Original format: std. 8mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 16.40 mins

Description: The demolition of the Adrossan Montgomerie Pier Railway Station and line.

Shotlist: Public Notice stating the withdrawal of railway Passenger Services in accordance with the Transport Act 1962 for Ardrossan Montgomerie Pier. Gv's of a rundown station, paint peeling, metal work rusted over (including station clock). Gv's of the view up and down the rail tracks. Gv of signal box and map of branch line it covers. View of a diesel train. Gv's taken from the driver's compartment of the train of the tracks, bridges and landscape as the train moves along the line. View of a train moving along the rail tracks from the bank. C/u of all the rubble and broken tracks around the disused station and line. C/u of two men dismantling the tracks. Children playing in the overgrown parts of the old station. Shell Oil plant can be seen in the background. Gv's of the decay of the old station. C/u of a steam train built in Doncaster 1957.(?)Bright yellow shunter(?). C/u on various steam engines. Diesel train leaving carriages on one part of the track. Another diesel engine comes to take them away.