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In the Tunnel - Engines Must Not Enter the Potato Siding (1969/b&w/sound)
Take a journey from Sheffield to Manchester and find out what it was like to go through the Woodhead Tunnel. Sometimes drivers had to crouch down to avoid the fumes and get breathable air. (3 minutes 32 seconds �BBC)

Signal Man - Engines Must Not Enter the Potato Siding (1969/b&w/sound)
Go inside the signal box with signalman Michael Gatonby and find out about one of the loneliest and busiest jobs on the railway line. (2 minutes 1 second �BBC)

Passenger Guard - Engines Must Not Enter the Potato Siding (1969/b&w/sound)
The passenger guard waves off a train on the Manchester-Sheffield line. Hear the passenger guard talking about his job and the camaraderie of working on the railways. (3 minutes 23 seconds �BBC)

Scarborough - Having a Wonderful Time (1959/colour/sound)
A promotional film for Scarborough. (3 minutes 23 seconds �BBC)

Old Aeroplanes - Planes in Action(b&w/silent)
A display of old planes watched by onlookers. (46 seconds �NRFTA)

The Lakes and Fells Tour - Tender Memories (1960s/colour/sound)
The Flying Scotsman takes a trip to Cumbria and Yorkshire through snowy landscapes.. (3 minutes 27 seconds �Alan Pegler)

Derailments - Safety Testing (1942/b&w/silent)
Railwaymen laying track to make accidents happen in this derailment testing film from the Second World War. (1 minute 42 seconds �BBC)

Track Layers at Work - Laying the Tracks (1942/b&w/silent)
Railwaymen working on the tracks using new machines during the Second World War. (2 minutes 3 seconds �BBC)

rails Put in Place - Laying the Tracks (1942/b&w/silent)
Railwaymen laying curved sections of track during the Second World War. (1 minute 20 seconds �BBC)

Heavy Snow - Snow On the Tracks (1947/b&w/silent)
Relive the harsh winter of 1947 with railway workers toiling on the tracks to clear heavy snow falls to enable trains to run. (2 minutes 40 seconds �YFA)

Snow Blasting - Snow On the Tracks (1947/b&w/silent)
During the severe winter of 1947 railway lines were blocked with heavy snow and railway workers had to blast the snow away so rail services could run smoothly. (1 minute 58 seconds �YFA)

Repairing the Damage - Snow On the Tracks (1947/b&w/silent)
Gangs of railway workers as they repair the damage to the track caused by heavy snow and flooding. (1 minute 24 seconds �YFA)

Aftermath of Heavy Snow Falls - Snow On the Tracks (1947/b&w/silent)
Heavy snow falls in 1947 wrecked havoc on the railway lines - railwaymen worked to restore the lines and ensure that services were up and running after snow and flood damage. (2 minutes 38 seconds �YFA)

Signal Workers - The Signal Works(b&w/silent)
Signal workers hammering and welding at the signals factory in York. (47 seconds �YFA)

Signals - The Signal Works(b&w/silent)
Go inside the signal factory and watch what happens behind the scenes, and see workers attending to the signal racks in the signal works at York." (2 minutes 25 seconds �YFA)

Assembling Signal Boxes - The Signal Works(b&w/silent)
Workers in the York railway works assemble signal boxes. This was a vital job in ensuring that the railway network operated smoothly. (1 minute 32 seconds �YFA)

Inside the Signal Factory - The Signal Works(b&w/silent)
Go inside the signal works and watch the workers assembling the signal levers at the York signal factory. (2 minutes �YFA)

The Depot - The Layout of Locomotive Depot Facilities(b&w/silent)
Visit York Station and watch routine maintenance work being carried out. See engines being turned around and watch the rail workers labouring in the coal depot. (1 minute 43 seconds �YFA)

Cleaning out the Slut and the Slag - The Layout of Locomotive Depot Facilities(b&w/silent)
Locomotive maintenance workers clean out the slut and slag from engines at York Station. (2 minutes 45 seconds �YFA)

Greasing the Engine - The Layout of Locomotive Depot Facilities(b&w/silent)
Behind the scenes at York Station, watch the railway workers greasing a steam engine." (2 minutes 26 �YFA)

Steam and Water - The Layout of Locomotive Depot Facilities(b&w/silent)
A short film about railway workers at York Station filling up a steam engine with water. (1 minute 47 seconds �YFA)

Steaming Ahead - The Layout of Locomotive Depot Facilities(b&w/silent)
Railway workers turn around an engine, couple it and prepare the train for a journey. Join the engine as it steams off on its journey from York." (3 minutes 38 seconds �YFA)

York Station - York Travelogue (1920s/b&w/silent)
Crowds of rail passengers at York Station in the golden years of steam travel. (29 seconds �YFA)

Street Scenes - York Travelogue (1920s/b&w/silent)
A shopping trip to York - visit The Shambles and the historic shopping streets around Petergate. (48 seconds �YFA)

Steam King - Engines Must Not Enter the Potato Siding (1920s/b&w/silent)
Relive the golden age of steam with the Flying Scotsman in this BBC documentary film. The Scotsman travelled two million miles during its working life. (1 minute 17 seconds �YFA)

Cholera - Engines Must Not Enter the Potato Siding (1969/b&w/sound)
Twenty eight railway workers were killed by a cholera epidemic in the 1840s after working in the wild countryside above Penistone. (3 minutes 14 seconds �BBC)

Great Central Line - Engines Must Not Enter the Potato Siding (1969/b&w/sound)
An extract from a BBC documentary film about the Great Central and Midlands lines. (1 minute 9 seconds �BBC)

A Driver Remembers - Engines Must Not Enter the Potato Siding (1969/b&w/sound)
A train driver reminiscing about how he started working in the railways as a junior cleaner before moving his way up to driving a steam train. (1 minute 37 seconds �BBC)

Train Journey - Engines Must Not Enter the Potato Siding (1969/b&w/sound)
Take the train to Penistone, one of the remotest places in England. In Winter snow, frost and bad weather often led to problems for drivers." (43 seconds �BBC)

Ticket Collector - Engines Must Not Enter the Potato Siding (1969/b&w/sound)
A ticket collector at work on the Penistone Line between Manchester and Sheffield. (2 minutes 52 seconds �BBC)

Sheffield - Engines Must Not Enter the Potato Siding (1969/b&w/sound)
Watch a short film about the importance of Sheffield as a railway city. A tenth of all freight once started in Sheffield and 7,300 men once worked in its railways" (2 minutes 25 seconds �BBC)

Wonders of Steam - Engines Must Not Enter the Potato Siding (1969/b&w/sound)
Relive the wonders of steam and hear engine cleaners reminiscing about the smell of the steam locomotives. Watch the rail workers arguing about the merits of steam in relation to diesel (1 minute 56 seconds �BBC)

Containerisation - Engines Must Not Enter the Potato Siding (1969/b&w/sound)
Visit the new container depot and Tinsley marshalling yards near Sheffield to see how modernisation changed the type of work being done by railwaymen. Watch the men talking about their jobs. (2 minutes 52 seconds �BBC)

End of the Line - Engines Must Not Enter the Potato Siding (1969/b&w/sound)
Watch a short film about the closure of the Penistone line which had been operational since 1845. The line would only continue to be used by freight trains. (4 minutes 35 seconds �BBC)

Laying the Troughs - Water Troughs (1950/b&w/silent)
Railwaymen lay water troughs in the middle of railway tracks so steam engines can take water from them. (2 minutes 2 seconds �YFA)

Laying the Lines - York Station (1928/b&w/silent)
Gangs of railway workers laying tracks at York Station in spectacular footage of major rebuilding works at the station. (3 minutes 20 seconds �YFA)

Putting on Anti-Gas Suits - Mustard Gas Attacks (1939/b&w/silent)
Wartime safety on the railways and see workers dressing in anti-gas suits designed to deal with a mustard gas attack. (3 minutes 27 seconds �YFA)

Repairing rails - Mustard Gas Attacks (1939/b&w/silent)
Rail workers trying out different anti-gas suits. (3 minutes 36 seconds �YFA)

Buffer Tests - Railway Workers (1939/b&w/silent)
Railway workers running safety tests on rail carriages to check the risk of derailment. (1 minute 4 seconds �YFA)

Packing Sleepers - Railway Workers (1948/b&w/silent)
Railway workers lay sleepers on the tracks. The film compares this old style of putting down sleepers with new machine-based technology in the shape of the Marisa Automatic Tester. (3 minutes 33 seconds �YFA)

The Mallard and Flying Scotsman - Doncaster Rail Anniversary (1978/colour/sound)
Doncaster celebrates 125 years of rail with a visit from the Mallard and the Flying Scotsman. (1 minute 34 seconds �YFA)

The Flying Scotsman - Doncaster Rail Anniversary (1978/colour/sound)
The Flying Scotsman pays a visit to its place of birth - Doncaster. (1 minute 35 seconds �YFA)

The Bahamas - Doncaster Rail Anniversary (1978/colour/sound)
The ruby-red steam train The Bahamas visits Doncaster as part of the town's anniversary celebrations. (1 minute 30 seconds �YFA)

The Blue Peter - Doncaster Rail Anniversary (1978/colour/silent)
The steam train Blue Peter is joined by presenters of the TV programme at Doncaster's rail celebrations. (1 minute 53 seconds �YFA)

The Scotsman Revisited - Still in Steam: The Flying Scotsman (1963/colour/sound)
The Flying Scotsman makes its last trip from King's Cross to Doncaster for British rail before passing over into private hands. (2 minutes 51 seconds �Alan Pegler)

Flying Scotsman in Action - Still in Steam: The Flying Scotsman (1960s/colour/sound)
The Flying Scotsman makes a special celebratory trip, demonstrating why it was king of the steam engines." (3 minutes 23 seconds �Alan Pegler)

Journey's End - Still in Steam: The Flying Scotsman (1960s/colour/sound)
The Flying Scotsman relives its glory days after its restoration by Alan Pegler and his team. (1 minute 53 seconds �Alan Pegler)

Restoration - Still in Steam: The Flying Scotsman (1960s/colour/sound)
The Flying Scotsman is restored to its former glory. (3 minutes 19 seconds �Alan Pegler)

The Flying Scotsman Reborn - Still in Steam: The Flying Scotsman (1960s/colour/sound)
The Flying Scotsman steam train is restored to full working order in Doncaster. (49 seconds �Alan Pegler)

On Tour - Still in Steam: The Flying Scotsman (1960s/colour/sound)
The Flying Scotsman goes on its first public tour since its restoration. (3 minutes 2 seconds �Alan Pegler)

Normanton - Rail Men (1975/colour/sound)
The railway town of Normanton falls into decline. (4 minutes 2 seconds �BBC)

Pay Rates - Rail Men (1975/colour/sound)
Railwaymen talk about pay differences between railwaymen and miners. (2 minutes 22 seconds �BBC)

Miners and railwaymen's Pay - Rail Men (1975/colour/sound)
A railway worker talks about the social contract and the declining status of railwaymen in the 1970s. (3 minutes 8 seconds �BBC)

Timetabling - Transport 1950 (1950/b&w/sound)
Railway company staff draw up new timetables for the trains. (4 minutes 38 seconds �BBC/British Transport)

Just On Time - Transport 1950 (1950/b&w/sound)
Rail workers deal with train delays and the knock-on effects of late trains on other services. (2 minutes 51 seconds �BBC/British Transport)

Engine Scrap Yard - Marsden Collection (1960s/b&w/sound)
Remnants of old trains lie around an engine scrap yard. (2 minutes 39 seconds �Marsden Collection)

Steam Engines - Marsden Collection (1960s/colour/sound)
Steam engines relive the golden age of steam. (2 minutes 30 seconds �Marsden Collection)

Scrap Yard - Marsden Collection (1960s/colour/sound)
The railway engine scrap yard near Barnsley was the last resting place for a wide variety of old cut-up locos. (3 minutes 39 seconds �Marsden Collection)

Old Locos - Marsden Collection (1960s/colour/sound)
Old steam trains are scrapped and shunted around a Yorkshire rail yards. (3 minutes 13 seconds �Marsden Collection)

Loading - Market Weighton Station (1960s/colour/sound)
A farming company loads railway trucks at Market Weighton Station. (1 minute 10 seconds �Marsden Collection)

After Closure - Market Weighton Station (1960s/colour/sound)
The bulldozers move into to demolish Market Weighton station. (1 minute 15 seconds �Marsden Collection)

The Docks - A Man's World (1973/colour/sound)
Grimsby docks where the fishing boats are taking on board supplies including food, fuel, and ice. Visit the quayside and see fresh fish being sold." (1 minute 38 seconds �EAFA/British Trawlers Federation)

Arrival of the Crew - A Man's World (1973/colour/sound)
The crew of a typical Grimsby fishing boat as they arrive for another trip out to sea. (2 minutes 29 seconds �EAFA/British Trawlers Federation)

The Apprentices - A Man's World (1973/colour/sound)
Inside the fishing industry in the 1970s with scenes from a training film aimed at attracting young men into the fishing business. The apprentices learn navigation, fire fighting and safety skills." (4 minutes 30 seconds �EAFA/British Trawlers Federation)

Apprentices Hauling in the Nets - A Man's World (1973/colour/sound)
Young apprentices learning how to lay nets and haul up the catch in this training film from the 1970s. The film was designed to encourage a new generation of youngsters to become fishermen. (5 minutes 11 seconds �EAFA/British Trawlers Federation)

Life on Board - A Man's World (1973/colour/sound)
Below deck on board a fishing trawler. Join the skipper as he goes back to school to update his skills. (3 minutes 4 seconds �EAFA/British Trawlers Federation)

Technology and Engineering - A Man's World (1973/colour/sound)
On board a new style 1970s trawler and watch how new apprentices are learning about new technology in this training film. See the engineering behind the new generation of fishing vessels. (2 minutes 57 seconds �EAFA/British Trawlers Federation)

Stern Trawlers - A Man's World (1973/colour/sound)
The new generation of stern trawlers in the early 1970s. These ships were designed to be safer than the early trawlers, and there was also less deck work for the crew." (3 minutes 55 seconds �EAFA/British Trawlers Federation)

Grimsby Docks - Arctic Harvest (1950s/b&w/sound)
The history of Grimsby's fishing industry from the 1920s to the end of the Second World War. During the war many fishing boats were used as warships, and then converted back to trawlers in 1945." (2 minutes 22 seconds �EAFA)

Sailing for Arctic Waters - Arctic Harvest (1950s/b&w/sound)
The crew of a Grimsby fishing trawler set sail for Arctic waters in search of a good catch. (3 minutes 27 seconds �EAFA)

Arctic fishing - Arctic Harvest (1950s/b&w/sound)
A Grimsby fishing boat trawls for fish in Arctic waters including undersea shots of the fish being caught in the fishermen's nets. (2 minutes 11 seconds �EAFA)

Bringing Up the Catch - Arctic Harvest (1950s/b&w/sound)
A Grimsby fishing boat brings in the catch and hauls in the fish in huge nets. (3 minutes 21 seconds �EAFA)

Cod Liver Oil Processing - Arctic Harvest (1950s/b&w/sound)
Grimsby trawlermen gut the fish and sort the catch. The fishermen also process the cod liver oils ready for production on land. (2 minutes 46 seconds �EAFA)

Homeward Bound - Arctic Harvest (1950s/b&w/sound)
A Grimsby trawler returns to port after a fishing trip in the Arctic waters with its bumper load of fish and fish oils. (3 minutes 26 seconds �EAFA)

From Sea to Shore - Arctic Harvest (1950s/b&w/sound)
Fish from Arctic waters are unloaded at Grimsby docks, and are transported to Billingsgate Market in London. The fish oils are sent to the cod liver oil factory for processing." (2 minutes 5 seconds �EAFA)

Trawler Rescue - On Board: A Fisherman's View (1970s/colour/silent)
Witness the dangers of working at sea as we go on board ship with this cine film footage of an accident on a trawler. (1 minute 25 seconds �Jim Williams/Dovedale Films)

A Stern Trawler's Life - On Board: A Fisherman's View (1970s/colour/sound)
Look at life on board a typical stern trawler through cine footage shot by trawler man Jim Williams. (1 minute 53 seconds �Jim Williams/Dovedale Films)

Cod Wars - On Board: A Fisherman's View (1970s/colour/sound)
Go on board the Loydsman at the height of the Cod Wars. (4 minutes 40 seconds �Jim Williams/Dovedale Films)

Ice - On Board: A Fisherman's View (1970s/colour/sound)
Ice played a vital role in the fishing industry. (2 minutes 24 seconds �Jim Williams/Dovedale Films)

From Ship to Market Stall - On Board: A Fisherman's View (1970s/colour/silent)
Watch the trawlermen unloading their catch and bringing it ashore. (3 minutes 3 seconds �Jim Williams/Dovedale Films)

Filleting - On Board: A Fisherman's View (1970s/colour/silent)
The fresh fish is filleted on shore as it is brought to the docks. (3 minutes 1 seconds �Jim Williams/Dovedale Films)

Shark - On Board: A Fisherman's View (1970s/colour/silent)
The fishermen accidentally catch a shark in their nets. (1 minute 8 seconds �Jim Williams/Dovedale Films)

Foreign fishing Boats - On Board: A Fisherman's View (1970s/colour/sound)
Russian and Portuguese factory ships hoover up fish from North Sea waters. (36 seconds �Jim Williams/Dovedale Films)

The Quayside - On Board: A Fisherman's View (1970s/b&w/silent)
Early moving pictures of fishing vessels at the docks. (3 minutes 53 seconds �Jim Williams/Dovedale Films)

Safety On Board - On Board: A Fisherman's View (1970s/colour/sound)
A safety film showing how the fishing industry became more safety conscious. (4 minutes 56 seconds �Jim Williams/Dovedale Films)

Safety Protests - Women Campaigners (1968/b&w/sound)
Fishermen's wives protest about safety conditions on trawlers. (59 seconds �Dovedale Films)

Iceland and the Cod Wars - Panorama (1968/colour/sound)
Find out why Icelanders felt so strongly about the 50 mile fishing limit. (3 minutes 58 seconds �BBC)

Grimsby and the Cod Wars - Panorama (1968/colour/sound)
Hear how Grimsby feared for the future of it's fishing industry. (5 minutes 12 seconds �BBC)

fishing Research - Panorama (1968/colour/sound)
Scientists at a leading research laboratory talk about how they fear for the future of the fishing industry. (6 minutes 13 seconds �BBC)

The Politics of fishing - Panorama (1968/colour/sound)
Go behind the politics of the Cod Wars with the British and Icelanders. (5 minutes 6 seconds �BBC)

Iceland and Cod - Panorama (1968/colour/sound)
Listen to the views of industry and government officials on the Cod War. (4 minutes 12 seconds �BBC)

On Board - Skipper Charlie Pitts Goes to War (1972/colour/sound)
The crew of the Hull trawler Arctic Galliard venture into Icelandic waters during the Cod Wars. (1 minute 44 seconds �BBC)

Land of Hope and Glory - Skipper Charlie Pitts Goes to War (1972/colour/sound)
A Hull trawler and its skipper plays Land of Hope and Glory to repel the Icelandic gunboats during the Cod Wars. (1 minute 22 seconds �BBC)

Cold War Manoeuvres - Skipper Charlie Pitts Goes to War (1972/colour/sound)
Experience the Cod Wars in this short film about a Hull trawler and it's skipper trying to outwit Icelandic gunboats in Arctic waters. (1 minute 56 seconds �BBC)

Cutting the Wire - Skipper Charlie Pitts Goes to War (1972/colour/sound)
Go on board a British trawler during the Cod Wars after her trawl lines had been cut by Icelandic gunboats. (1 minute 22 seconds �BBC)

It's War - Skipper Charlie Pitts Goes to War (1972/colour/sound)
The Hull fishermen plan their retaliation against Icelandic gunboats. (1 minute 43 seconds �BBC)

Tragedy at Sea - 24 Hours (1968/b&w/sound)
Watch a film about two Yorkshire trawlers- the St Romanus and the Kingston Peridot- which disappeared whilst fishing in Arctic waters. The film illustrates the dangers of deep sea fishing. (3 minutes 12 seconds �BBC)

Protesters - 24 Hours (1968/b&w/sound)
Meet the Hull families of the trawlermen killed in two deep sea disasters. Hear their anger and pain at the loss of the ships and their men. (3 minutes 12 seconds �BBC)

Ramming Incident - Cod Wars (1976/colour/sound)
The ramming of the British trawler, the Boston Kestrel, off the coast of Iceland during the Cod Wars." (3 minutes 5 seconds �BBC)

Tragedy and Rescue - The Sinking of the Sargon (1948/b&w/sound)
The tragedy of the Sargon which capsized in Arctic waters. (3 minutes 21 seconds �BBC)

Women Campaigners - BBC News (1968/colour/sound)
Join the women campaigners as they express their anger at the lack of safety precautions on board trawlers. Hear about how Ross Cleveland was lost in atrocious weather conditions. (1 minute 40 seconds �BBC)

Deep Sea Fisheries - Heroes of the North Sea (1925/b&w/silent)
Fishermen battling against the elements to bring back the catch from the deep sea fisheries of the North Sea. (2 minutes 13 seconds �EAFA)

Preparing the Trawl - Heroes of the North Sea (1925/b&w/silent)
Fishermen preparing the trawl. Watch how they prepare the nets and get ready to bring on board a bumper catch. (2 minutes 54 seconds �EAFA)

The Trawl - Heroes of the North Sea (1925/b&w/silent)
The decks of an east coast trawler and watch the fishermen trawling in the nets with their catch in a rare scene from the 1920s. (3 minutes 58 seconds �EAFA)

The Cannery - The Fishing Industry(b&w/silent)
Go inside a cannery and see how the workers processed canned fish in the early years of the fishing industry. (22 seconds �Jim Williams/Dovedale Films)

Preparing for a Voyage - Drifting (1949/b&w/silent)
How the main drift ports such as Great Yarmouth, Lowestoft, North Shields and Aberdeen operated. The fishermen prepare their boats ready for the big catch." (1 minute 17 seconds �EAFA)

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