Introduced by Rob Foxon.
Sun 11 Mar, 2.30pm
Recall long freight trains hauled by giant steam locomotives rumbling along the main lines when railways were the backbone, carrying the goods and products of a nation. It’s all brought to life again in this special screening of genuine archive films which includes steam at Leicester West Bridge, terminus of the original Leicester & Swannington Railway. Built by George Stephenson and opened in 1832; this was the very first railway in the Midlands!
See the work inside the numerous goods depots with their antiquated equipment and the endless task of repairing the fleet of over one million wagons. Plus much more!