Today and Every Day

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Two rare railway films and a wartime newsreel from the 1940s.

A rare and believed lost film, Today and Every Day, made in 1947, covers the history of Britain's railways, and a contemporary account of all aspects of operations on the railway system. It features some of the crack expresses of the day, including the Golden Arrow and a footplate ride on the Cheltenham Flyer. Then a visit to Swindon A shed to see a GWR King class locomotive under construction.

Also included is North British (1949) a look inside the famous Springburn locomotive manufacturing factory, which includes the construction of the 2000th locomotive built for South African Railways, Bartholomew Diaz, now preserved and still running in the Transvaal. Plus Locomotives For the Second Front (1943) a short newsreel item about building War Department Austerity engines at Springburn.


TOTAL RUNNING TIME: 77 mins

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