Great Old Railway Film

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Bringback309s

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Have a look at:

http://player.bfi.org.uk/collections/railways-on-film/
Railways on Film

Tracking shots: cinema and the railways have enjoyed a long journey together, starting in the Victorian era and yet to hit the buffers.
Cinema's railway obsession goes back to the dawn of the medium, when French pioneers the Lumière brothers filmed the arrival of a train at la Ciotat in 1895. British filmmakers soon took to the tracks, beginning a long and happy relationship between railways and film. Rail gave film all it could wish for: movement, energy, exotic adventure and its own special romance. Our collection travels far and wide, from amateur enthusiasts to the polished work of big studio productions and the official British Transport Films.

Its full of historic railway footage. I particularly like this one:

http://player.bfi.org.uk/film/watch-river-ride-1963/
 
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Pyreneenguy

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Thanks for that, but the pleasure was short-lived : the BFI player isn't available here in France.
 
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