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When steam started to disappear in the 1950's, bands of volunteers got together to save some of the tracks and the steam engines that ran on them. The home movies they shot tell the story of... See more »

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Herself - Narrator (voice)
Paul Fathers ...
Himself - Volunteer, Severn Valley Railway
Bob Gwynne ...
Himself - Author, 'Railway Preservation in Britain'
Keith Beddoes ...
Himself - Founder Member, Severn Valley Railway
Columb Howell ...
Himself - Founder Member, Severn Valley Railway
Graham Mitchell ...
Himself - Founder, Keighley & Worth Valley Railway
Ann Cryer ...
Herself - Founder Member, Keighley & Worth Valley Railway
David Kay ...
Himself - Founder Member, Keighley & Worth Valley Railway
Brian Baker ...
Himself - Volunteer, Keighley & Worth Valley Railway
John Hill ...
Himself - Engine Driver, Severn Valley Railway
Richard Greenwood ...
Himself - Founder Member, Keighley & Worth Valley Railway
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Himself - Commercial filmed on Keighley & Worth Valley Railway (archiveFootage)
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Himself - Producer of 'The Railway Children' (archiveFootage)
Bruce MacDougall ...
Himself - Volunteer, Keighley & Worth Valley Railway
Malcolm Broadhurst ...
Himself - Volunteer, Severn Valley Railway
Phil Cheesewright ...
Himself - Volunteer, Severn Valley Railway
Steve Whittaker ...
Himself - Volunteer, Severn Valley Railway
Paul Woodham ...
Himself - Son of Dai Woodham, Railway Scrap Merchant
John Woodham ...
Himself - Son of Dai Woodham, Railway Scrap Merchant

Directed by

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David Parker

Produced by

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Lisa Lipman ... assistant producer
David Parker ... producer
Nick Shearman ... executive producer: BBC

Cinematography by

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Bertil Mulvad ... (camera)

Film Editing by

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Collette Hodges ... (as Colette Hodges)

Editorial Department

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Michael Lansdell ... colourist

Production Management

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Sue Bennett ... production manager

Sound Department

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Claudio Ahlers ... dubbing mixer
Martin Ellis ... sound
Anthony Jones ... sound

Other crew

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Audrey Boston ... archive
Phil Cheesewright ... archive
Michael Clemens ... archive
Ann Cryer ... archive
Mike Dunford ... archive
Judy Gaden ... archive
Christopher George ... archive
Keith Harris ... archive
Bob Kyte ... archive
Charis Munday ... production accountant
John Tennent ... archive

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Karl Jauncey ... thanks

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Plot Summary

When steam started to disappear in the 1950's, bands of volunteers got together to save some of the tracks and the steam engines that ran on them. The home movies they shot tell the story of how they did it, and how they helped people to reconnect to a world of steam almost lost forever.

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Runtime
  • 59 min
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Did You Know?

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Movie Connections Features The Railway Children (1970). See more »
Soundtracks Night Fever See more »
Quotes [recounting the plans to re-open the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway]
Graham Mitchell: I remember one of the local mill owners saying "I don't care what you're going to run on the line. I don't care about the locomotives or the rolling stock. I want to know: will there still be a 7:15 train for my workers to get to t'mill?".
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