Thursday, August 02, 2012

The Last Train to Woodford Halse

MACE - the Media Archive for Central England - has begun a series of time-limited screenings of 10 themed compilation films. Each will stream online for four weeks, on both the MACE blog and Vimeo.

The Last Train to Woodford Halse is the first of these. MACE describes it thus:
Remembering the lost stations and lines that didn’t survive the modernisation of British Railways in the 1960s. From major hubs like Nottingham Victoria to the smallest branchline halts of the Midlands region. 
This compilation of rarely seen archive material from the MACE collection will not only bring to life those routes lost during the Beeching years but also remind us of the final days of steam power as a hundred years of history are turned into scrap. 
Highlights include seeing Birmingham New Street station take shape as a symbol of the future as its rival Snow Hill is left to wither and die and a journey along the Great Central mainline in its final years.

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