Reshaping British Railways- Volume 4

Reshaping British Railways- Volume 4

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This double DVD includes classics such as 'Wash and Brush Up', 'Lets Go To Birmingham', 'Overture: One-Two-Five' and the famous training film 'Forward to First Principles', as well as fascinating rarities such as 'A Place in the Team', 'Freight and a City' and 'Second Nature'. Running time 247 minutes. Colour mode - black & white, and colour.
About This Item

Publisher: British Transport Films (BTF)

Regions: Region 2

Format: Black & white and colour

Language: English

Running time: 247 minutes

Following the nationalisation of transport in 1948 the British Transport Commission set up its own in-house film production unit. Launched on 1st May 1949, and led for 24 years by Edgar Anstey - a founding father of the British documentary movement - it became one of the largest industrial film units in Britain.

An issue from BTFs archive collection with fourteen films on two discs recorded at various times from 1951 to 1978. Presented are:




  • Work in Progress
  • Wash and Brush Up
  • A Place in the Team
  • Service for Southend
  • Diesel Train Ride
  • Let's Go to Birmingham
  • Reshaping British Railways
  • Forward to First Principles
  • Freight and a City
  • Second Nature
  • The New Tradition
  • Plumb-Loco
  • This Year by Rail
  • Overture
  • One-Two-Three




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