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At one time, Leeds had three large stations, Central, Wellington and City, many suburban stations and goods depots, plus five engine sheds!
In 1962, Leeds Central still handled extensive passenger services with freight handled at the adjacent Wellington Street Goods depot, both locations filmed from Holbeck High and Low Level Stations.
All five loco sheds are viewed together with scenes at Hunslet Goods Depot plus intensive traffic through the numerous junctions in and around Holbeck.
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