Although in the age of DVDs and Blurays this listing of LMS carriage videos may seem a bit antiquated, some of the footage here may not be available in more modern video formats.
Archive Railway Videos
A selection of VHS video recordings whose principal content consists of archive LMS films. The list is not exhaustive and consequently we would be pleased to hear from anyone who can add to it for the benefit of those interested in archive LMS film material, Volume 15 of the Archive Railway Films series called ‘Corridor Third’ is especially recommended. Videos listed may be ordered by post, telephone or fax at : The Signal Box,1 Albion Street, Anstey, Leicestershire. LE7 7DD Tel: 0116-236-2901 Fax: 0116-234-0401 Enquiries only by email please to firstname.lastname@example.org. The prices indicated were those current in April 2001 ‘The Signal Box’ reserves the right to withdraw titles and amend prices without notice. This compilation is reproduced by permission of ‘The Signal Box’.
NIGHT MAIL AND TERMINUS BY DD VIDEO
Running time approx. 54mins. stock no. DD131, price £10.99
Features two classic films. Night Mail made on the LMS railway by the GPO Film Unit in 1936 with W. H. Auden’s verse and Benjamin’s Britten’s music; Terminus made in 1961 depicts a day in the life of Waterloo Station.
STEAM CINEMA -STEAM AND STEEL by DD VIDEO
Running time approx. 125mins. stock no. DD199, price £14.99
Features four historic films: Holiday made by the LMS in 1937; Civilisation of Africa; Study in Steel (LMS 6207); Southern on Service.
NIGHT MAIL by the G.P.O. FILM UNIT
Running time approx. 24mins. stock no. GP520, price £16.95
This documentary tells the story of the overnight postal express from Euston to Glasgow through the eyes of the signalmen and stationmasters as well as the men who deal with the mail en route. Included is the classic verse by W. H. Auden and music by Benjamen Britten. The final cost of the production, made in 1936, was £3,546.
LMS ARCHIVE COLLECTION by RAILFILMS
Running time approx. 50mins. stock no. RF622, price £12.50
Features the following LMS Film Unit films: Coronation Scot (1938), Junction Renewal (c1936), Anytown (1936), Little and Often (1947).
LMS DIARY OF EVENTS by RAILFILMS
Running time approx. 51mins. stock no. RF598, £12.50
Events of 1937 includes naming of engines ‘Blackpool’ and ‘Southern Rhodesia’, also the opening of the Manifold Valley footpath; Anytown made in 1936 the contribution the railway made to the everyday life in Anytown which is represented by Rochdale; Events of 1938, includes the 50,000th LMS household removal, Wirral goes electric, 100 years of the Travelling Post Office and the naming of engine ‘New South Wales’.
LMS FREIGHT by RAILFILMS
Running time approx 50mins, stock no. RF618, £12.50.
Just for the Record Special depicting the LMS freight services, made in 1935.
PASSENGER TRAINS OF THE LMS by RAILFILMS
Running time approx. 40mins. stock no. RF594, £12.50
Contains two classic archive films from the LMS: ‘Passenger trains of the LMS’ which demonstrates mainline, rural and suburban services and conveys powerful and efficient operation; ‘USA Tour of the Coronation Scot’ which captures the spirit of the 1939 tour when 6229 ‘Duchess of Hamilton’ posed as 6220 ‘Coronation Scot’ and travelling the USA complete with bell and headlight.
BRITISH TRANSPORT FILMS OMNIBUS by RAILSCENE
Running time approx. 96mins. stock no. RS644, £9.95
Four films, Royal Scot in Canada in 1953, Single Line working on the Somerset and Dorset in 1956, Engine on the Shed made by the LMS in 1936 and Main Line Diesel depicting the construction of LMS 10000.
ARCHIVE RAILWAY FILM SERIES by TRANSPORT VIDEO PUBLISHING
Running time approx. 50mins. stock no. TV802, £11.45
Contains three ‘Newsreels’ depicting various events from the 1930s and 1940s: Floods in the north, Newsreels from 1935, films made by the LMS and the Southern Railway in the 1930s and 1940s: Events from 1936.
Running time approx. 50mins. stock no. TV803, £11.45
Men of the footplate – the training of enginemen in the 1930s: plus General Repair – The progress of a locomotive through the railway workshops.
Running time approx. 50mins. stock no. TV804, £11.45
Carrying the Load – British railways at war: plus Passenger trains of the LMS – silent film with captions.
Running time approx. 50mins. stock no. TV805, £11.45
Number 6207, A Study in Steel. The building of an engine of the Princess Royal class at Crewe; plus LNER Centenary – 1925 (silent film with captions).
Running time approx. 50mins. stock no. TV807, £11.45
Features two documentary films made by the LMS and the Southern Railway in the 1930s and the 1940s: ‘Holiday’ – an insight into the planning of the LMS timetables for the spring and summer, building up to the August peak service when 7000 engines and 23000 carriages are pressed into service; and ‘Service for the Services’ – a film made during World War II reveals a host of fascinating material shot during the darkest days of 1941 and 1942.
Running time approx. 50mins. stock no. TV808, £11.45
Features two LMS documentary films made during the 1930s; ‘Selling Transport’ – a training film on how not to be a salesman for the LMS and; ‘Scientific Research’ – a conducted tour of the new research and development building at Derby in 1935.
Running time approx. 50mins. stock no. TV809, £11.45
Features three documentary films produced by the LMS in the 1940s; ‘Animal,Fea Vegetable and Mineral’ – demonstrates the enormous variety of freight carried by the LMS and the uses to which it is put; ‘Down to the sea in trucks’ – how the LMS rises to the challenge of an urgent order for 200 tons of steel plates from the shipyard; ‘Thirty Million Acres’ – proves how efficient the LMS were in moving agricultural machinery and livestock, and even an entire farm ‘down south’.
Running time approx. 50mins. stock no. TV810, £11.45
Features three documentary films produced by the LMS in the 1940s; ‘Butcher, Baker’ – the transportation of the majority of the produce to the shopkeepers was undertaken by the railways; ‘Highways of Steel’ – follows the art of steel making from its raw compounds; ‘The Wheels behind the Walls’ – stone, timber, bricks and all manner of builders’ requirements were delivered to depots and then onwards to sites by the LMS.
Running time approx. 50mins. stock no. TV812, £11.45
Features two LMS films; The beautiful Trossachs – made in the 1930s to promote the lakes and mountains to the north east of Glasgow, this film gives an insight into the towns and road transport of Scotland before the second world war: and the ‘Clyde River’ – made just after the second world war, the film charts the course of the Clyde from its source to the sea and explores the river traffic and shores in detail. Plus: ‘Can we help’ you?’ – a staff training film made in 1930 to show the problems of day to day dealing with the public.
Running time approx. 43mins. stock no. TV813, £11.45
Features ‘Engine Shed’ – containing LMS management and operations; ‘Gang Warily’ – made by the Southern railway; ‘Measured Packing’ – a silent film on track laying.
Running time approx. 48mins. stock no. TV814, £11.45
‘Enemy Number 1’ – An instructional film made by the LMS in the 1930s illustrating the correct and safe operation of many aspects of railway duties. ‘Royal Scot to Glasgow’ – A silent film made by the LMS in the 1930s showing Royal Scot on its journey from Euston to Glasgow.
Running time approx. 60mins. stock no. TV889, £11.45
Features three films from the 1930s and the 1940s; ‘Corridor Third’ – the building of an LMS carriage at Derby: ‘A Cautionary tale’ – a safety film made during the war: and ‘Household removal by the LMS’.