Marsden Rail

Marsden Rail 16: Market Weighton

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The East Yorkshire town was at the centre of a rail network linking York, Bridlington, Driffield, Beverley and Selby.

Although the main traffic was freight, the summer months witnessed many seaside excursions passing through.

In addition to scenes at Market Weighton, York station, the busy Bridlington line, and Beverley with its historic North Bar also feature.

The local pick-up goods were recorded on film, before they too succumbed in the wake of the Beeching cuts, scenes of closure notices and last-day services bringing the DVD to a close.

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
DVD only

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