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British Transport Films: Railways For Ever!


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 Load
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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