Film: 1051

Railways | 1960 | Silent | Colour

Synopsis:

Amateur home movie. Mid Wales Line 1960's

Craven Arms, Sugar Loaf, Swansea station and the seaside and bay just outside, to Pontardulais, the last train.
Notice reading 'withdrawal of railway passenger services'. Swansea East Dock. Swansea Victoria Station. Signal box - Swansea 3. The station with passenger trains waiting. Engine steaming in station. Leaving station by train and travelling along coast past sandy bay. Station of Swansea Bay. Station at Mumbles Road. Leaving station. At this stage there are two sets of railway tracks. Receding view from passenger window. Gowerton station sign. Our train passes over a bridge; below are two more rail tracks. Pontardulais. Engine reversed and attached to carriages. Stationary engine 45699 with driver leaning out of window. After Pontardulais Junction train travels on single track line. From train, shot of driver and signalman exchanging staff for single track working. Passing a curtailed line.


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