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British Transport Films: Railways For Ever! (6-Disc DVD Box Set)


The second volume in a series of 6-disc box sets of British Transport Films Collections

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Following the nationalisation of transport in 1948 the British Transport Commission set up its own in-house film production unit. Launched on 1 May 1949, and led for 25 years by Edgar Anstey – a foundling father of the British documentary movement – it became one of the largest industrial film units in Britain.

The second volume in a series of 6-disc box sets contains such classics as Journey into Spring, Let’s Go to Birmingham and The Land of Robert Burns, as well as rare gems, including A Place in the Team, An Artist Looks at Churches and The Travolators

This digitally remastered collection is a must for the transport enthusiast and the documentary aficionado alike. It includes a fully illustrated booklet with extensive films notes by BFI curators, and full credits.

Disc One:

  • Work in Progress Under the River
  • Wash and Brush Up
  • A Place in the Team
  • Service for Southend
  • Diesel Trainride
  • Let’s Go To Birmingham
  • Reshaping British Railways

Disc Two:

  • Forward to First Principles 
  • Freight and a city
  • Second Nature
  • The New Tradition
  • Plumb-Loco
  • This Year by Rail
  • Overture: One-Two-Five

Disc Three:

  • Ocean Terminal
  • Dodging the Column
  • Link Span
  • Every Valley
  • Journey into Spring
  • Between the Tides
  • Giant Loa

Disc Four:

  • They Take the High Road
  • Wild Highlands
  • Wild Wings
  • An Artist Looks at Churches
  • Railways For Ever!
  • The Scene from Melbury House
  • Age of Invention
  • Seaspeed Express

Disc Five:

  • North to the Dales
  • Yorkshire Sands
  • Down to Sussex
  • The Land of Robert Burns
  • Journey into History
  • Midland Country
  • The Travolators

Disc Six:

  • Journey to the Sea
  • London for a Day
  • The Beacons and Beyond
  • A Desperate Case
  • Lancashire Coast
  • Golfers in a Scottish Landscape

Note: Previously released in individual volumes.

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SKU 5035673020111
Catalogue Number BFIV2011
Subtitle British Transport Films Collection
Year 1951-1980
Director Various
Format DVD
Publisher(s) BFI
Countries UK
Aspect ratio 1.33:1
Colour B&W , colour
Language(s) English
Running time 763 mins
DVD region 2
Certificate Exempt
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