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Elizabethan Express, Short Movie, 1954 IMDB

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dsl SX

2017-09-06 00:29


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20 minute film taken from
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British Transport Films Volume One: On and Off the Rails 2-DVD set. Can be seen here.

Superbly produced account (although irritating commentary in rhyming couplets) of the Elizabethan non-stop service
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from London to Edinburgh - 6½ hours (compared to now average journey time is 4 hours 41 minutes, fastest journey time is 4 hours 17 minutes).

Pulled by the Silver Fox (footage reused in A New Age for Railways)
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and one of the best composed and evocative-of-its-time sequences I've seen for ages
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Edinburgh buses and tram
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-- Last edit: 2017-09-06 01:16:18

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