UK 1955 - 1982 | Colour & Black and White | 207 mins
Avaliable on: DVD
Following the nationalisation of public transport in 1948, the British Transport Commission set up its own in-house film production unit. Launched on 1st May 1949, British Transport Films was led for 25 years by Edgar Anstey a founding father of the British documentary movement and became one of the largest industrial film units in Britain.
Volume twelve in this series of double-DVD sets presents a selection of previously unreleased films that look at the improvements, developments and new services offered by British Transport in the post-war period. Highlights include Future Works (1969), an enthralling tour of the Swindon railway workshops, and Partners in Prosperity (1982), which outlines plans for a truly modern integrated road and rail transport structure in Scotland.
This digitally remastered collection is a must for the transport enthusiast and the documentary aficionado alike.
Bridge of Song (1955, 15 mins)
Joe Brown at Clapham (1965, 15 mins)
Diesel Power On British Railways (1965, 8 mins)
Rail Report 6: The Good Way to Travel (1965, 19 mins)
The Driving Force (1966, 24 mins)
Speedrail to the South (1967, 11 mins)
Contact with the Heart of England (1967, 9 mins)
Freight Flow (1969, 21 mins)
The Future Works (1969, 21 mins)
Going Places Fast (1974, 15 mins)
Creating a Diversion (1980, 10 mins)
Partners In Prosperity (1982, 20 mins)
Intercity 1250 (1982, 4 mins)