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In 1960 there were seven different rail routes radiating from Hull, then a prosperous port, on the north bank of the River Humber.
This programme, based primarily on film taken by local cameramen, shows the once extensive rail network of the 1960s with large numbers of freight and passenger workings – still mostly steam-operated.
The city’s trolleybuses are featured, together with deep-sea trawlers, Humber paddle-wheel ferries, busy docks, a local rugby match and the railway route to Withernsea.
Between 1959 and 1968, railway enthusiast and cine-cameraman, Michael Marsden, recorded views and sounds of the rapidly changing face of Britain’s rail network.
For over twenty-five years after steam ended, he captivated audiences throughout the country with his unique film collection that captured steam’s last decade and the full emergence of the diesel locomotive.
The blending of this film and that of other cameramen with true sounds of the era, plus an informative narrative, has resulted in the creation of this superb range of railway videos detailing the last decade of British mainline steam operations.
Produced by – Marsden Rail
Running time – 55 Minutes