Marsden Rail 12 Dvd: Hull


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In 1960 there were seven different rail routes approaching the City of Kingston-upon-Hull.

There were also two circular routes within the City from the west side marshalling yards to the docks on the east side.

The River Hull has the Old Port at its mouth and this was a densely populated area, so the various railway companies had to swing north and build their routes through the outskirts of the city.

Local cameramen filming in the late 1950s and early 1960s captured many of the steam workings in around the city together with recently introduced diesel multiple units working alongside steam services at Withernsea.

Freight traffic was still almost all steam hauled and many of the excursions to Bridlington had steam power.

Hull’s other forms of transport are shown with trolley buses, motor buses and the Humber paddle-ferries.

Also on view are trawlers being built, ships being unloaded and scenes of city life in the 1960s.

Filmed and recorded between 1957 and 1967.

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 steams’ 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 a superb range of railway programmes detailing the last decade of British mainline steam operations.

Approx. 55 mins.

Region 0/Region free. NTSC versions are available on request.

This dvd is being sold on behalf and with full permission of the copyright holder – Marsden Rail 2004.