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  1. Rail Strike: State of Emergency

    Date released
    2 Jun 1955
    Series name
    British Paramount News
    Issue no
    2531
    NoS ID
    045829
    Story no
    4 / 4

    Paramount’s survey of first hours of strike show deserted stations, idle railways, stranded holiday crowds and hopelessly congested morning roads.

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  2. Railways Enjoy 100th Birthday

    Date released
    9 Aug 1948
    Series name
    British Paramount News
    Issue no
    1820
    NoS ID
    041177
    Story no
    1 / 7

    France and America celebrate 100th anniversary of their railways by running old-time trains.

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  3. Labour to renationalise railways? (1995)

    Genre
    News report; Interview; Press conference

    Clive Hunton reports on speculation the Labour Party is planning to renationalise railways if they come into power. Speakers are Labour deputy leader, John Prescott at a press conference; Transport...

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  4. Railway privatisation proposals to benefit passengers (1993)

    Genre
    Interview

    Des Fahy interviews Transport Secretary John MacGregor on the Railways Bill, which sets out government proposals for the privatisation of the railways. He claims offering franchises to private operators will...

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  5. Rail privatisation and the Commons debate on the Railways Bill (1993)

    Genre
    Parliamentary debate

    Kevin Murphy reporting on rail privatisation and the Parliamentary debate on the Railways Bill. Includes Transport Secretary, John MacGregor’s announcement of the initial seven rail lines to be privatised....

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  6. Britain’s Railways at War (2012)

    Subject
    History
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 201 minutes), £19.99

    A comprehensive collection of original archive documentaries covering the wartime role of railways on the British Home Front, featuring a variety of period steam locomotives and dealing with a variety of...

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  7. Traffic Problem Solved?

    Date released
    6 Dec 1934
    Series name
    British Paramount News
    Issue no
    394
    NoS ID
    033581
    Story no
    2 / 5

    Roads over railways. Novel scheme recently suggested in Parliament is outlined by originator, Mr O E Simmonds, MP.

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  8. Rail safety guidelines (1991)

    Genre
    Interview

    Interview with an unidentified man on the new Government guidelines on safety on rail lines, railways and trains. Male interviewer not identified.

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  9. Reporters try out new trains (1976)

    Genre
    Press conference

    On board a new train, Peter Parker, Chairman of British Railways, answers questions from a number of reporters about the new railway rolling stock just put into operation. Reporters not identified.

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  10. Rail safety scheme cutback (1995)

    Genre
    Interview

    John Watts, Minister for Railways and Roads, on rail safety scheme ATP (Automatic Train Protection) which will now only be applied to selected lines due to the cost. Interviewer not heard.

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