Film from the era of true Public Service before the cancer of privatisation had taken hold. These British Transport Films (BTF) were made available, from the British Transport Commission's offices at 25 Savile Row, London W1. for free loan to anyone who wanted to show them.
At Woodhead, a century-old tunnel is replaced by a new one. Farther north, Argyllshire is the scene of an experiment in co-ordinated road haulage service. At Whitemoor, Cambridgeshire, marshalling of goods wagons is being speeded by radio. In Bristol, bus operators are analysing the problems of congestion that apply to most modern cities. Between Calais and Dover, the Golden Arrow steamer, running into mid-Channel fog, is brought safely into harbour by radar.
Work In Progress (1951)
2. Service For Southend
We witness the gradual electrification of the Liverpool Street to Southend Victoria line and the subsequent end of steam.
3. Wash And Brush Up
A steam engine spends a day at the depot where it gets its fortnightly maintenance service.
4. A Place In The Team
Film about those that work in Rail, Road, Canals, Docks and Ships
5. Let's Go To Birmingham (colour)
A speeded up trip from Padington Station to Birmingham.