WAY AHEAD, the

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Places:

  • Argyllshire

Subjects:

  • Ships and shipping
  • Transport

Genres:

  • Promotional

Decade:

  • 1960s

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Title: WAY AHEAD, the

Reference number: 4689

Date: 1964

Production company: British Transport Films

Sound: sound

Original format: 16mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 26.19 mins

Description: British Rail's freight lines and some of the freight that is carried by their trains. Scottish Region edition.

The British Transport Film Collection is preserved by the British Film Institute.

Credits: nar. Huw Thomas

Shotlist: credits (0.10) introduction from Huw Thomas and Dr. Beeching (2.50) Freight Trends gvs indicating these incl. 50-wagon Esso train, freightliners, prototype at National Physical Laboratory of New Holyhead-Dunlaoghaire car ferry, ferry on Harwich-Zeebrugge route, coal-fired power stations being built, trains delivering car parts from Ford's Dagenham plant to Halewood (8.02) safety gvs of British Rail maintenance men at work and BR's concern for their safety, incl. int. with worker at Pontefract whose friend was killed (14.19) Lifeline to Fort William gvs from a train on this line (14.51) gvs Fort William street and St. Andrews Episcopal Church and int. with Canon G K B Henderson, the town's Provost about the new pulp mill (15.50) gvs construction site for mill accompanied by int. with Dr. Frankl (16.45) gvs of Glen Loy forest which will supply timber to the mill, commentary from head forester with shots of him and his family (17.42) gvs Fort William station with train leaving and int. with Mr Paterson, the stationmaster (19.02) best cellars gvs the British Rail cellars at Derby, incl. 1811 vintage Napoleon Brandy bottle, wines being bottled from barrels (21.22) shots of steam freight trains, and BR's new computersided system of keeping track of wagons from their control centre at Marylebone (26.02) ecs (26.19)