Watch the short Railways For Ever.

11 August 1968 is a highly significant date in British railway history, marking the official end of regular mainline steam operation. As we see the last steam train crossing the Pennines and hear the Edwardian music-hall song 'Watching the Trains Go Out', Sir John Benjamin begins to reminisce. His nostalgic verse and prose recall the great trains of old as he moves through a photographic exhibition in Kingsway.

Film Info

6 min 38 sec Duration
  • Posted: December 02, 2010
  • Director: Norman Prouting
  • Writer: John Betjeman
  • Studio: British Film Institute
  • Release: September 6, 1970
  • Cast: John Betjeman

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