Saturday, January 22, 2022

Saturday Film Club: Welsh narrow gauge in 1969

I'm not sure what I love about this film more - the old steam stuff (BR Blue Rheidol tanks!) or that it's been transfered from cine film, with all the titling and editing that I remember from my childhood. 

Whatever, it's an excellent record of the early days of preservation, all now very much history!


Steve said...

Super film Phil! Thanks for posting, I'd never have seen it otherwise.
Love the shots of the Fairbourne railway, the mixed coaching stock and the line along the roadside, plus the really rural, undeveloped atmosphere of the W&L. The light leaks and the slight vignetting from the frame edge make the film even more atmospheric for me.

Unknown said...

Love the ticket seller on the Fairbourne Railway cigarette in hand. I haven't been their since a school trip many decades ago.