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4.0 out of 5 stars A NOSTALGIC LOOK AT TRANSPORT FROM YESTERYEAR., 3 Dec 2008
This review is from: British Transport Films Collection [DVD] (DVD)
The BFI have excelled themselves with this issue which offers great value over the single dvd issues. This set spans from 1950 to 1983 of rail films made in the days when steam was still in use right to Diesel. The music and the high production values set the mini movies apart and though dated give a warm feeling. It's a side of British life that is now long gone but has been captured here to the best effect. The films vary from Rail information films for staff to general Transport films. To a selection of publicity films for various rail regions some in colour and black & white. Two that stand out for me are 'Wires over the Border' which deals with overhead power being installed in Scotland. And then 'The new age of Rail' which looks at the way rail travel has changed over thirty years. The sets comprise of 2 Discs each and the whole set has a comprehensive booklet detailing the films included. All in all a great addition to any collection and a must have for the transport enthusiast.
The films on this set are-

Vol- 1 Point's and Aspects.
Vol- 2 See Britain by Train.
Vol- 3 Running a Railway.
Vol- 4 Reshaping British Railways.
Vol- 5 Off the Beaten Track.
Vol- 6 Famous Friends.
Vol- 7 Age of the Train.
Vol- 8 Points & Aspects.
Vol -9 Just the Ticket.
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Showing 1-6 of 6 posts in this discussion
Initial post: 9 Dec 2008 17:15:54 GMT
Bic Biro says:
Can anyone tell me what this box set actually contains? Is it vols 1-9 of the British Transport Films Collection? If not, perhaps someone could prepare a review and list out the disk titles. Ta.

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Dec 2008 08:55:44 GMT
NEO says:
could you not do your own review ? , there are to many films to be listed here which nobody will read i doubt !.

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Dec 2008 10:38:10 GMT
edithbella says:
Just look at the listings for the separate volumes and you will see they are the same

Posted on 30 Dec 2008 22:58:01 GMT
M. Crawforth says:
Hi Bic Biro, go onto. And then click onto the 'On DVD' and it should show you the full contents!!

http://www.britishtransportfilms.co.uk/

Posted on 16 Dec 2009 19:44:20 GMT
Angeln says:
The BTF website lists different films. 'On and Off the Rails' is vol.1 and 'The Art of Travel' is given as vol.6 - neither of which are included here.

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Dec 2009 14:08:31 GMT
flyinghyphen says:
List is incorrect. It is

One: On and Off the Rails
Two: See Britain by Train
Three: Running a Railway
Four: Reshaping British Railways
Five: Off the Beaten Track
Six: The Art of Travel
Seven: The Age of the Train
Eight: Points and Aspects
Nine: Just the ticket

There is also a fully illustrated booklet, with extensive notes and credits to each film, this remarkable collection serves much more than the transport enthusiast.
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