|Title ID||775||Collection ID||179|
|Title||Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway|
|Collection||Ken and June Paine|
|Keywords||Railway Stations Railways Trains Transport Travel|
|Format||Mixed Colour and Black & White Silent|
|Duration||21 min. 11 sec.|
|Copyright & Access||Copyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details|
An amateur film which uses archive photographs and film, actuality footage and intertitles to recount the story of the Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway (RHDR).
Archive photographs and film are used in the retelling of the early years of the RHDR. Still shots of the construction of the narrow gauge railway are followed by moving images of railway maintenance workers at work on the track, rolling stock and locomotives. After final checks, passengers board the Southern Chief at Hythe. The camera films both from aboard the train and from the surrounding countryside as it travels to Dymchurch. From here it continues its journey to New Romney and then Dungeness.
The film now presents contemporary footage of the railway. Once again, the camera films from abroad the trains and the surrounding countryside as they travel through Kent. The film ends with images of an RHDR model train exhibition.