STEAM'S BEST

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Places:

  • Berwickshire
  • West Lothian

Subjects:

  • Arts and crafts
  • Transport

Genres:

  • Amateur

Decade:

  • 1990s

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Title: STEAM'S BEST

Reference number: 8288

Date: 1979 - 1993

Director: [filmed by Rev. John Jackson]

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: bwcol

Fiction: Non-Fiction

Running time: 17.14 mins

Description: An amateur tribute to steam trains - both real life and model versions. Includes footage of the East Coast line after electrification, the Bo'ness Birkhill railway extension, Duns Garden model railway and Heatherslaw Light Railway.

Notes on original can label:- "Steam's Best 1993 re-edit. (Puffing along 1989). Collage Title 1993. East Coast 225 Electric 1991. 4492 Greenhil 1979. Union of South Africa Copy footage 1989. Bo'ness Birkhill Extension 1989. Duns Garden Railway 1989 & 1993. Heathersland Mill Light Railway 1989. Collage Title 1993. Slide Copy End Graphic 1989."

Piece of paper stuck onto original can (ticket?) says "Heatherslaw to Etal Return"

See also refs. 8253 and 8495 for other steam train related footage from this collection.

Shotlist: [shotlisted from VHS, manual control track]

c/u hand-drawn map '1991 East Coast Goes Electric" (0.11) shot of train driving along track [East coast line?] (0.52) [BW] STEAM'S BEST More trains [COL] montage of train stills (1.58) steam train 4472 puffing along track (2.33) train puffing along [is this same one as previous?] (3.21) another train (3.28) Bo'ness Birkhill Railway extension Bo'ness - Kinneil - Birkhill. 1979 - 1989 Great Idea Realised steam train 419 puffing along out of station, gvs along track bystanders watch as it stops and passes through stations en route (5.42) Another production by JJ Films in 16mm Cine Film (5.45) A RAILWAY IN A GARDEN with thanks to ? gvs model railway running outdoors in garden setting [Duns Garden Railway] (12.58) PUFFING ALONG. MORE TRAIN FOOTAGE JJ Films 16mm gvs Heatherslaw Light Railway, incuding footage of turntable at end of line (16.42) montage of still images and painted images of trains (16.58) PUFFING ALONG. MORE TRAIN FOOTAGE JJ Films 16mm still image train (17.06) Real Motion Picture in 16mm Movie Film (17.14)