Detail

Title ID 7195Collection ID876
Title[Disused Railway Line]
Date[ca. 1964-1973]
CollectionB. C. Suter
Genre/TypeAmateurIndependent AmateurNon-fictionActuality/Factual
ThemeTransport
KeywordsRailways Railway Stations Steam Locomotives Trains Transport Workers
Location
LocalMeadstead Four Marks
RegionalHampshire
NationalEngland United Kingdom
Credits
ProductionB. C. Suter
CameraB. C. Suter
FormatColour Silent
Duration4 min. 39 sec.
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details

Summary

Various scenes filmed at a disused railway line in Hampshire, showing "Medstead & Four Marks" in disrepair, followed by scenes of a functioning station, the Watercress Line and restored engines, by B. C. Suter.

Description

Views of a disused railway line open the film. A disused concrete hut lies to the side of a path, once the site of a railway track. Cars, instead of trains, now pass underneath a brick built bridge. Medstead & Four Marks station is shown, no longer in use. The platform, signs and waiting room still stand, but the track has been taken up. Views down the track where the rails would have been follow. Railway workers walk with a steam train in need of repair as it is pushed along a track. A restored steam engine is also seen, with its drivers leaning out of the cab. Disused carriages and buildings are also shown. A steam train pulls into the station and passes along the track past the signal.