Detail

Title ID 10076Collection ID860
Title[Tenterden and Rolvenden Stations]
Date[ca. 1980]
Genre/TypeAmateurNon-fiction
ThemeTransport
KeywordsRailways Trains Steam Locomotives
Location
LocalTenterden Rolvenden
RegionalKent
NationalEngland United Kingdom
Credits
ProductionBarry Coward
CameraBarry Coward
Format16mm Colour Silent
Duration4 min. 51 sec.
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details

Summary

This film begins at Tenterden Station, where a double-headed train arrives from the South. Several locomotives, of many sizes, haul various wagons and railway vehicles up and down the station with visitors to the line watching the process. 'Maunsell', a USA Tank, numbered 22, hauls its train towards Rolvenden, where it stops. A pair of level-crossing gates are then opened to allow 'Maunsell' to continue the journey to the end of the line.

Description

The film begins with a shot of the signal box at 'Tenterden Town'. A steam train with 'Northiam' written on its side pulls into the station, and people are visible stood on the platform and at the barriers of a road crossing. The film cuts to a stationary engine, with a man stood on top detaching a [water?] pipe and throwing it towards the platform, before the engine pulls away. There are shots of two engines passing on the tracks, 'Marcia' and 'Maunsell', and a shot of a derelict train carriage on which has been written with a spray can "To Kent + East Sussex Railway". Further shots of engines on the tracks show train drivers in the cabin and several other railway workers. At Rolvenden, the view from the station platform shows the safety barriers being moved across a road, and a train passing through.

Stills

A still from [Tenterden and Rolvenden Stations] (ca.1980)