Director: Various

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)