100 Years of British Transport Gift Tin (DVD)
100 years of British Ships: With its earliest footage dating back to 1901, this programme features a range of craft from warships to fishing boats, pleasure steamers and tugs. Port and resorts all around the coast are featured from Mallaig to Weymouth and from Holyhead to Dover. Among famous vessels included are HMS Ark Royal, the Mauretania and many others. 100 years of British Buses: Buses, Coaches & Trolleybuses are recorded over many decades at work in urban and rural settings throughout Britain. Operators range from small private coach companies to the great provincial and municipal concerns. 100 years of British Trains: This programme features great names and great trains such as the Golden Arrow and the Brighton Belle and covers a period from the heyday of steam to lines chopped by Dr Beechings axe. Industrial railway working practices and visits to the great cathedrals of the steam age are all here. 100 years of British Trams: Recapture the era when the tram dominated the city street with this fascinating programme. Starting with horse trams and the smoke and grime of steam trams through to the rise and decline of the electric tramcar. The programme features dozens of systems the length and breadth of the country from Aberdeen to Bournemouth. Glasgow s Trams and Trolleybuses: Glasgow had one of the largest tramway systems in Britain, part of which survived into the 1960s. For decades the sight of the citys colourful trams, stately as galleons, gently swaying through its streets, was as much a part of the heart and soul of Glasgow as was the forest of cranes alongside the Clyde. These films, made mostly in the 1950s and 60s, are packed with memories of that era. They recall the fashions, the shop fronts and the suburbs of a city which has changed radically in the years which have followed.
Running Time: 286 minutes
Region: Region 2
Release Date: 20 Oct. 2014
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