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THE RISE AND FALL OF THE LNER, ENGLAND'S EAST COAST RAILWAY
Flying Scotsman
Steam train (Read one man's memories of the golden age of railways) Driving wheel (Read about the conditions faced by railway workers) Signalman (Read about the decline of the railways)
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The Mallard and Flying Scotsman - Doncaster Rail Anniversary (1978/colour/sound)
Doncaster celebrates 125 years of rail with a visit from the Mallard and the Flying Scotsman. (1 minute 34 seconds ©YFA)

The Flying Scotsman - Doncaster Rail Anniversary (1978/colour/sound)
The Flying Scotsman pays a visit to its place of birth - Doncaster. (1 minute 35 seconds ©YFA)

The Bahamas - Doncaster Rail Anniversary (1978/colour/sound)
The ruby-red steam train The Bahamas visits Doncaster as part of the town's anniversary celebrations. (1 minute 30 seconds ©YFA)

The Blue Peter - Doncaster Rail Anniversary (1978/colour/silent)
The steam train Blue Peter is joined by presenters of the TV programme at Doncaster's rail celebrations. (1 minute 53 seconds ©YFA)

The Scotsman Revisited - Still in Steam: The Flying Scotsman (1963/colour/sound)
The Flying Scotsman makes its last trip from King's Cross to Doncaster for British rail before passing over into private hands. (2 minutes 51 seconds ©Alan Pegler)

Flying Scotsman in Action - Still in Steam: The Flying Scotsman (1960s/colour/sound)
The Flying Scotsman makes a special celebratory trip, demonstrating why it was king of the steam engines." (3 minutes 23 seconds ©Alan Pegler)

Journey's End - Still in Steam: The Flying Scotsman (1960s/colour/sound)
The Flying Scotsman relives its glory days after its restoration by Alan Pegler and his team. (1 minute 53 seconds ©Alan Pegler)

Restoration - Still in Steam: The Flying Scotsman (1960s/colour/sound)
The Flying Scotsman is restored to its former glory. (3 minutes 19 seconds ©Alan Pegler)

The Flying Scotsman Reborn - Still in Steam: The Flying Scotsman (1960s/colour/sound)
The Flying Scotsman steam train is restored to full working order in Doncaster. (49 seconds ©Alan Pegler)

The Welsh Tour - Still in Steam: The Flying Scotsman (1960s/colour/sound)
The Flying Scotsman takes to the rails for a commemorative tour of Wales. (2 minutes 53 seconds ©Alan Pegler)

On Tour - Still in Steam: The Flying Scotsman (1960s/colour/sound)
The Flying Scotsman goes on its first public tour since its restoration. (3 minutes 2 seconds ©Alan Pegler)

Hauling the Flying Scotsman - The Flying Scotsman: USA Tour (1969/colour/sound)
The Flying Scotsman goes to Liverpool Docks to be loaded aboard a ship for a journey Stateside. (4 minutes 39 seconds ©Alan Pegler)

Winching the Flying Scotsman - The Flying Scotsman: USA Tour (1969/colour/sound)
The Flying Scotsman is carefully winched onto a ship at Liverpool Docks ready for a transatlantic crossing. (4 minutes 32 seconds ©Alan Pegler)

The Panda Pullman - Tender Memories (1960s/colour/sound)
The Flying Scotsman steams out of London on a special UK tour. (3 minutes 10 seconds ©Alan Pegler)

Sabotage on the Scotsman - Tender Memories (1960s/colour/sound)
The Flying Scotsman breaks down as it tours the country. (3 minutes 18 seconds ©Alan Pegler)

Express Run - Tender Memories (1960s/colour/sound)
The Flying Scotsman breaks another speed record twice in one day. (2 minutes 50 seconds ©Alan Pegler)

Making an Advert - Tender Memories (1960s/colour/sound)
The Flying Scotsman becomes a celluloid star when it stars in an advertisement. (3 minutes 10 seconds ©Alan Pegler)

The Lakes and Fells Tour - Tender Memories (1960s/colour/sound)
The Flying Scotsman takes a trip to Cumbria and Yorkshire through snowy landscapes.. (3 minutes 27 seconds ©Alan Pegler)

Golden Age of Rail - Locomotion (1969/colour/sound)
The railway pioneers worked around the clock to pioneer major engineering advances. (30 seconds ©BBC)

The Early Railways - Locomotion (1993/colour/sound)
The early railway navvies were the unsung heroes of the building of the railways, constructing tunnels and cutting out of the hard rock. " (4 minutes 2 seconds ©BBC)

Railway Pioneers - Locomotion (1993/colour/sound)
Railway pioneers like Hackworth and Stephenson provided the innovations and technological breakthroughs for the golden age of rail. (3 minutes 45 seconds ©BBC)

Steam Trains - Everybody's Doin' It (1930s/b&w/sound)
Old locomotives steam across the countryside. (52 seconds ©BBC)

Normanton - Rail Men (1975/colour/sound)
The railway town of Normanton falls into decline. (4 minutes 2 seconds ©BBC)

Pay Rates - Rail Men (1975/colour/sound)
Railwaymen talk about pay differences between railwaymen and miners. (2 minutes 22 seconds ©BBC)

Miners and railwaymen's Pay - Rail Men (1975/colour/sound)
A railway worker talks about the social contract and the declining status of railwaymen in the 1970s. (3 minutes 8 seconds ©BBC)

Steam King - Engines Must Not Enter the Potato Siding (1920s/b&w/silent)
Relive the golden age of steam with the Flying Scotsman in this BBC documentary film. The Scotsman travelled two million miles during its working life. (1 minute 17 seconds ©YFA)

Cholera - Engines Must Not Enter the Potato Siding (1969/b&w/sound)
Twenty eight railway workers were killed by a cholera epidemic in the 1840s after working in the wild countryside above Penistone. (3 minutes 14 seconds ©BBC)

Great Central Line - Engines Must Not Enter the Potato Siding (1969/b&w/sound)
An extract from a BBC documentary film about the Great Central and Midlands lines. (1 minute 9 seconds ©BBC)

A Driver Remembers - Engines Must Not Enter the Potato Siding (1969/b&w/sound)
A train driver reminiscing about how he started working in the railways as a junior cleaner before moving his way up to driving a steam train. (1 minute 37 seconds ©BBC)

Train Journey - Engines Must Not Enter the Potato Siding (1969/b&w/sound)
Take the train to Penistone, one of the remotest places in England. In Winter snow, frost and bad weather often led to problems for drivers." (43 seconds ©BBC)

Ticket Collector - Engines Must Not Enter the Potato Siding (1969/b&w/sound)
A ticket collector at work on the Penistone Line between Manchester and Sheffield. (2 minutes 52 seconds ©BBC)

In the Tunnel - Engines Must Not Enter the Potato Siding (1969/b&w/sound)
Take a journey from Sheffield to Manchester and find out what it was like to go through the Woodhead Tunnel. Sometimes drivers had to crouch down to avoid the fumes and get breathable air. (3 minutes 32 seconds ©BBC)

Signal Man - Engines Must Not Enter the Potato Siding (1969/b&w/sound)
Go inside the signal box with signalman Michael Gatonby and find out about one of the loneliest and busiest jobs on the railway line. (2 minutes 1 second ©BBC)

Passenger Guard - Engines Must Not Enter the Potato Siding (1969/b&w/sound)
The passenger guard waves off a train on the Manchester-Sheffield line. Hear the passenger guard talking about his job and the camaraderie of working on the railways. (3 minutes 23 seconds ©BBC)

Sheffield - Engines Must Not Enter the Potato Siding (1969/b&w/sound)
Watch a short film about the importance of Sheffield as a railway city. A tenth of all freight once started in Sheffield and 7,300 men once worked in its railways" (2 minutes 25 seconds ©BBC)

Wonders of Steam - Engines Must Not Enter the Potato Siding (1969/b&w/sound)
Relive the wonders of steam and hear engine cleaners reminiscing about the smell of the steam locomotives. Watch the rail workers arguing about the merits of steam in relation to diesel (1 minute 56 seconds ©BBC)

Mod Cons - Engines Must Not Enter the Potato Siding (1969/b&w/sound)
Visit Euston Station, the most modern of its age with the latest railway architecture in aluminium, steel, glass, mosaic and plastic. Spend a 6d in the superloo and mingle with 30,000 other passengers" (2 minutes 5 seconds ©BBC)

Containerisation - Engines Must Not Enter the Potato Siding (1969/b&w/sound)
Visit the new container depot and Tinsley marshalling yards near Sheffield to see how modernisation changed the type of work being done by railwaymen. Watch the men talking about their jobs. (2 minutes 52 seconds ©BBC)

End of the Line - Engines Must Not Enter the Potato Siding (1969/b&w/sound)
Watch a short film about the closure of the Penistone line which had been operational since 1845. The line would only continue to be used by freight trains. (4 minutes 35 seconds ©BBC)

York Station - York Travelogue (1920s/b&w/silent)
Crowds of rail passengers at York Station in the golden years of steam travel. (29 seconds ©YFA)

Street Scenes - York Travelogue (1920s/b&w/silent)
A shopping trip to York - visit The Shambles and the historic shopping streets around Petergate. (48 seconds ©YFA)

Signal Workers - The Signal Works (b&w/silent)
Signal workers hammering and welding at the signals factory in York. (47 seconds ©YFA)

Signals - The Signal Works (b&w/silent)
Go inside the signal factory and watch what happens behind the scenes, and see workers attending to the signal racks in the signal works at York. (2 minutes 25 seconds ©YFA)

Assembling Signal Boxes - The Signal Works (b&w/silent)
Workers in the York railway works assemble signal boxes. This was a vital job in ensuring that the railway network operated smoothly. (1 minute 32 seconds ©YFA)

Inside the Signal Factory - The Signal Works (b&w/silent)
Go inside the signal works and watch the workers assembling the signal levers at the York signal factory. (2 minutes ©YFA)

Steam Engines - Marsden Collection (1960s/colour/sound)
Classic rail engines steam through the countryside including the Darlington K1 engine and the Flying Scotsman. (3 minutes 51 seconds ©Marsden Collection)

Engine Scrap Yard - Marsden Collection (1960s/b&w/sound)
Remnants of old trains lie around an engine scrap yard. (2 minutes 39 seconds ©Marsden Collection)

Steam Engines - Marsden Collection (1960s/colour/sound)
Steam engines relive the golden age of steam. (2 minutes 30 seconds ©Marsden Collection)

Scrap Yard - Marsden Collection (1960s/colour/sound)
The railway engine scrap yard near Barnsley was the last resting place for a wide variety of old cut-up locos. (3 minutes 39 seconds ©Marsden Collection)

Old Locos - Marsden Collection (1960s/colour/sound)
Old steam trains are scrapped and shunted around a Yorkshire rail yards. (3 minutes 13 seconds ©Marsden Collection)

Putting on Anti-Gas Suits - Mustard Gas Attacks (1939/b&w/silent)
Wartime safety on the railways and see workers dressing in anti-gas suits designed to deal with a mustard gas attack. (3 minutes 27 seconds ©YFA)

Repairing Rails - Mustard Gas Attacks (1939/b&w/silent)
Rail workers trying out different anti-gas suits. (3 minutes 36 seconds ©YFA)

Buffer Tests - Railway Workers (1939/b&w/silent)
Railway workers running safety tests on rail carriages to check the risk of derailment. (1 minute 4 seconds ©YFA)

The Depot - The Layout of Locomotive Depot Facilities (b&w/silent)
Visit York Station and watch routine maintenance work being carried out. See engines being turned around and watch the rail workers labouring in the coal depot. (1 minute 43 seconds ©YFA)

Cleaning out the Slut and the Slag - The Layout of Locomotive Depot Facilities (b&w/silent)
Locomotive maintenance workers clean out the slut and slag from engines at York Station. (2 minutes 45 seconds ©YFA)

Greasing the Engine - The Layout of Locomotive Depot Facilities (b&w/silent)
Behind the scenes at York Station, watch the railway workers greasing a steam engine." (2 minutes 26 ©YFA)

Steam and Water - The Layout of Locomotive Depot Facilities (b&w/silent)
A short film about railway workers at York Station filling up a steam engine with water. (1 minute 47 seconds ©YFA)

Steaming Ahead - The Layout of Locomotive Depot Facilities (b&w/silent)
Railway workers turn around an engine, couple it and prepare the train for a journey. Join the engine as it steams off on its journey from York. (3 minutes 38 seconds ©YFA)

Packing Sleepers - Railway Workers (1948/b&w/silent)
Railway workers lay sleepers on the tracks. The film compares this old style of putting down sleepers with new machine-based technology in the shape of the Marisa Automatic Tester. (3 minutes 33 seconds ©YFA)

Laying the Troughs - Water Troughs (1950/b&w/silent)
Railwaymen lay water troughs in the middle of railway tracks so steam engines can take water from them. (2 minutes 2 seconds ©YFA)

Laying the Lines - York Station (1928/b&w/silent)
Gangs of railway workers laying tracks at York Station in spectacular footage of major rebuilding works at the station. (3 minutes 20 seconds ©YFA)

Timetabling - Transport 1950 (1950/b&w/sound)
Railway company staff draw up new timetables for the trains. (4 minutes 38 seconds ©BBC/British Transport)

Just On Time - Transport 1950 (1950/b&w/sound)
Rail workers deal with train delays and the knock-on effects of late trains on other services. (2 minutes 51 seconds ©BBC/British Transport)

Loading - Market Weighton Station (1960s/colour/sound)
A farming company loads railway trucks at Market Weighton Station. (1 minute 10 seconds ©Marsden Collection)

After Closure - Market Weighton Station (1960s/colour/sound)
The bulldozers move into to demolish Market Weighton station. (1 minute 15 seconds ©Marsden Collection)

Heavy Snow - Snow On the Tracks (1947/b&w/silent)
Relive the harsh winter of 1947 with railway workers toiling on the tracks to clear heavy snow falls to enable trains to run. (2 minutes 40 seconds ©YFA)

Snow Blasting - Snow On the Tracks (1947/b&w/silent)
During the severe winter of 1947 railway lines were blocked with heavy snow and railway workers had to blast the snow away so rail services could run smoothly. (1 minute 58 seconds ©YFA)

Repairing the Damage - Snow On the Tracks (1947/b&w/silent)
Gangs of railway workers as they repair the damage to the track caused by heavy snow and flooding. (1 minute 24 seconds ©YFA)

Aftermath of Heavy Snow Falls - Snow On the Tracks (1947/b&w/silent)
Heavy snow falls in 1947 wrecked havoc on the railway lines - railwaymen worked to restore the lines and ensure that services were up and running after snow and flood damage. (2 minutes 38 seconds ©YFA)

Derailments - Safety Testing (1942/b&w/silent)
Railwaymen laying track to make accidents happen in this derailment testing film from the Second World War. (1 minute 42 seconds ©BBC)

Track Layers at Work - Laying the Tracks (1942/b&w/silent)
Railwaymen working on the tracks using new machines during the Second World War. (2 minutes 3 seconds ©BBC)

Rails Put in Place - Laying the Tracks (1942/b&w/silent)
Railwaymen laying curved sections of track during the Second World War. (1 minute 20 seconds ©BBC)

Huland's Quarry - Stone Blasting (b&w/silent)
Visit Huland's Quarry in Barnard Castle where stone was blasted for ballast for LNER railways. Watch the workers digging and filling wagons. (1 minute 53 seconds ©YFA)

Blasting - Stone Blasting (b&w/silent)
Men blasting stone for ballast at a quarry in Barnard Castle in County Durham. Take cover as the explosives are set in place, the fuse is lit and the workers shelter from the massive blast." (3 minutes 25 seconds ©YFA)

From Quarry Face to Crusher - Stone Blasting (b&w/silent)
Visit Huland's Quarry in Barnard Castle and watch the progress of the blasting stone as it makes its way from the rock face to the stone crusher. (2 minutes 6 seconds ©YFA)



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