|Title ID||7194||Collection ID||876|
|Title||[Chichester and Midhurst Railway Centenary]|
|Date||11 July 1981|
|Collection||B. C. Suter|
|Keywords||Railway Stations Trains Railways Celebrations Labour Leisure Time Activities|
|Duration||3 min. 44 sec.|
|Copyright & Access||Copyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details|
Various scenes showing events celebrating the centenary of the Chichester and Midhurst Railway, established in 1881. Shots include the building of a miniature railway for a Railway Show, views of a disused station and railway line, and a diesel train making the journey between Chichester and Midhurst, filmed on the 11th July 1981 by B. C. Suter.
The film opens with a close up of a poster advertising the centenary events at the Chichester and Midhurst Railway, established in 1881: 'A special passenger train service will operate on Saturday 11th July from Chichester Station over the remaining portion of the Midhurst Branch'. Fare is advertised at £1.
A poster at the Methodist Church advertises a Railway Show for the same date in July, followed by scenes showing the transporting of a miniature engine by road and some work on the railway line. A sign directs visitors to Chilsdown Vineyard at a disused station. A diesel train passes along the line, seen from an elevated position, closing with shots showing the disused portion of the line.