Title ID 10698Collection ID1091
TitleTrains at Work
Date[ca. 1970]
CollectionArmstrong family
Genre/TypeAmateurIndependent AmateurNon-fictionActuality/Factual
KeywordsLocal History Railway Stations Railways Steam Locomotives Trains Leisure Time Activities
NationalEngland United Kingdom
ProductionBeryl Armstrong
CameraBeryl Armstrong
FormatSuper 8mm Colour Sound
Duration03 min. 04 sec.
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


This film from Beryl Armstrong features steam trains at an open day on the Sittingbourne & Kemsley Railway. People are shown at work on the trains, cleaning and restoring. Visitors take photographs of the locomotives and various trains in motion.


The film starts with two locomotives being prepared in a shed at the Sittingbourne end of the narrow-gauge railway. As firemen fill each engine with coal and water, they are photographed by many visitors. An engine, complete with spark-arrestor chimney, trundles along the track, pulling its train of carriages. At the Kemsley terminus a fireman couples the carriages to the reversed engine. The film also captures several engines awaiting restoration in the yard.


A colour still image taken from TID 10698, showing a steam engine painted in pale green and red livery being reversed into a train shed on the Sittingbourne and Kelsey Railway.