Scottish Express (1946) - Railway History

Scottish Express (1946)
1946, 33 mins.The film is about the preparation and operation of the immediate post-war Scottish Express LNER service drawn by A4 class steam locomotive 4489 on its 10am run from London King's Cross to Edinburgh Waverley with her driver and fireman Tom and Fred. Shot from the lineside, on board the train and in the steam engine's cab during the run, the film also shows the construction of steam engines at the LNER's Doncaster works and visits the company's coachworks at York. Other LNER steam locomtives featured are 4485 'Webster', 4492, 4599, 4464 'Britten', 4493 NE and 4465. Bonus Feature - Going North (1945, 24 mins) An archive travelogue journeying to Scotland from the English Lake District via Cumberland and Westmorland. We see sheep farming, traditional salmon fishing, Princes Street in Edinburgh, Berwick Castle, Inverness, a paddle steamer on a loch and hear an evocative soundtrack of Scottish Folk Songs including Over the Sea to Skye, The Skye Boat Song, Coming Through the Rye and Loch Lomond.

Bonus Feature : An Excerpt from 'Beautiful Trossachs' (1938, 10 mins) This is an extract from a travelogue made for the LMS showing The Trossachs in central Scotland. Presenting a combination of lochs, woods, mountains, glens, picturesque villages and hills, the film shows Loch Katrine and Lomond from a tourists perspective following the paddle steamers that ply their trade there. Also seen are the Four in hand horse-drawn coaches transporting tourists from one loch to the other. TOTAL RUNNING TIME - 67 Mins.
Our Price: £11.99
Code: SNA6687
Weight: 200
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