Title Details

Steam Train Passes, A

A trip with a C38 class steam locomotive: the lovingly restored 3801.
Year : 1974 | Total Duration : 20 Minutes | Producer : Anthony Buckley
Director : David Haythornthwaite |
Cinesound Review newsreel projected onto screen, 1943 √íMonarch of the Rails√ď shows steam engine being made and C38 moving out of Central Station
Access No. 123958 | 1 min 29 secs | 1940s | Sydney, NSW, Australia | © Film World | B&W |
Shed full of stationary steam trains. Opening titles. Man pushing wheelbarrow and climbing into cab, lights fire and stokes engine. Steam rising. CU gauge. Man oils wheels. VS inside cabin preparing engine. Steam train reverses out of shed onto turntable, train is turned around. CU wheels turning. Pan of other train carriages or engines numbered 1904, 5456, 5917, 5408, 5133, 6008. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 123959 | 5 mins 3 secs | 1970s | Sydney, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Slow zoom into city. HAS buildings and smoke stacks, steam train passing through city and LS of train out of city leaving trail of steam. Train along railway tracks and over railway bridge. CU inside cabin and stoking fire in engine. Train past suburban house and on outskirts of city. Low angle shot of train engine towards camera. WS of Hawkesbury River bridge. Train across bridge. POV from train through tunnel. Shovelling coal into furnace. Good high angle shot train through steep sided valley filing it with steam. High aerial steam train through countryside. HAS steam train passing underneath. POV moving vehicle to train. Inside cabin. CU wheels turning. Train through country railway station. Driver pulls whistle. Train pulls into station. Man climbs up and fills water into tank. Other man cooks eggs and bacon on the hot coals of engine. Steam train comes directly to camera. Train through countryside. VS in cabin. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 123961 | 5 mins 36 secs | 1970s | Sydney, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Man sits by fireplace in station waiting room, drinks from hip flask. Steam train into platform. People wave as steam train passes. Train through countryside, whistle blowing. Inside cabin. Driver wipes face. Men in hotel (pub) having drink including 2 soldiers who jump up and run to train. Driver lights pipe. Wedding outside church, confetti, photographs. Bride & groom into car. Bridal car down dirt track from country church. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 123963 | 3 mins 16 secs | 1970s | NSW, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
CU steam train wheels turning. VS in cabin. Train through countryside and over bridge in silhouette. Night shots - lights lit by man around Polona signal box. Makes contact with passing train with a triangular shaped instrument. Train station at night, people buying tickets, inside waiting room (people look to be wearing 40's dress). Soldiers waiting. Guard getting ready. People onto train, moves off. Empty waiting room. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 123964 | 4 mins 14 secs | 1970s | NSW, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |