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The first volume in a series of 6-disc box sets contains classics as Terminus, Blue Pullman and John Betjeman Goes by Train, as well as lesser-known gems, including Under the River, Cyclists Special and E for Experimental

The first volume in a series of 6-disc box sets contains classics as Terminus, Blue Pullman and John Betjeman Goes by Train, as well as lesser-known gems, including Under the River, Cyclists Special and E for Experimental

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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 first volume in a series of 6-disc box sets contains classics as Terminus, Blue Pullman and John Betjeman Goes by Train, as well as lesser-known gems, including Under the River, Cyclists Special and E for Experimental.

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:

  • Blue Pullman
  • Elizabethan Express
  • Train Time
  • Rail 150
  • The Diesel Train Driver (Part 1 - An Introduction)
  • On Track for the Eighties (Rail report 13)
  • Cybernetica


Disc Two:

  • Under the River
  • Snowdrift at Bleath Gill
  • This Year - London
  • This is York
  • The Great Highway
  • A Day of One’s Own
  • John Betjeman Goes by Train


Disc Three:

  • West Country Journey
  • A Letter for Wales
  • Cyclists Special
  • Holiday
  • Heart is Highland
  • Any Man’s Kingdom


Disc Four:

  • Glasgow Belongs To Me
  • England of Elizabeth
  • Capital Visit
  • The Heart of England
  • East Anglian Holiday
  • The Coasts of Clyde


Disc Five:

  • Operation London Bridge
  • Wires Over the Border
  • Groundwork for Progress
  • Making Tracks
  • E for Experimental
  • Modelling for the Future
  • Britannia – A Bridge


Disc Six:

  • Terminus
  • Fully Fitted Freight
  • Farmer Moving South (A Winter Journey)
  • I am a Litter Basket
  • The Third Sam
  • People Like Us
  • A Future On Rail

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 first volume in a series of 6-disc box sets contains classics as Terminus, Blue Pullman and John Betjeman Goes by Train, as well as lesser-known gems, including Under the River, Cyclists Special and E for Experimental.

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:

  • Blue Pullman
  • Elizabethan Express
  • Train Time
  • Rail 150
  • The Diesel Train Driver (Part 1 - An Introduction)
  • On Track for the Eighties (Rail report 13)
  • Cybernetica


Disc Two:

  • Under the River
  • Snowdrift at Bleath Gill
  • This Year - London
  • This is York
  • The Great Highway
  • A Day of One’s Own
  • John Betjeman Goes by Train


Disc Three:

  • West Country Journey
  • A Letter for Wales
  • Cyclists Special
  • Holiday
  • Heart is Highland
  • Any Man’s Kingdom


Disc Four:

  • Glasgow Belongs To Me
  • England of Elizabeth
  • Capital Visit
  • The Heart of England
  • East Anglian Holiday
  • The Coasts of Clyde


Disc Five:

  • Operation London Bridge
  • Wires Over the Border
  • Groundwork for Progress
  • Making Tracks
  • E for Experimental
  • Modelling for the Future
  • Britannia – A Bridge


Disc Six:

  • Terminus
  • Fully Fitted Freight
  • Farmer Moving South (A Winter Journey)
  • I am a Litter Basket
  • The Third Sam
  • People Like Us
  • A Future On Rail

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Additional Info

SKU 5035673020104
Catalogue Number BFIV2010
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
Running time 747 mins
DVD region 2
Certificate Exempt

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