|Title ID||10698||Collection ID||1091|
|Title||Trains at Work|
|Keywords||Local History Railway Stations Railways Steam Locomotives Trains Leisure Time Activities|
|Format||Super 8mm Colour Sound|
|Duration||03 min. 04 sec.|
|Copyright & Access||Copyright 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.