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Best of British Transport Films

The Old Booking Hall, Haltwhistle |  Wednesday 20th March  |  16:30

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Presented by Tyne Valley Community Rail Partnership

A selection from the BFI’s Best of British Transport Films.


Train Time examines the operation of what was then the busiest railway system in the world - British Railways, throughout a typical day and well into the night.


Snowdrift at Bleath Gill shows the rescue of a snowbound train that was stranded in the Westmorland Hills for four days in 1955.


In This is York we spend time with the Stationmaster who shows us something of the planning, hard work and human interest behind the scenes at a key point in the British railway system.

Screening Information





Additional Information: 

Issue yourself with a reproduction Edmondson ticket. Learn how, this form of ticketing was devised locally and went round the world and was used for over 175 years

About the Tyne Valley Rail Partnership

Tyne Valley Community Rail Partnership is a not for profit company which aims to promote the Tyne Valley Railway Line and the communities between Newcastle and Carlisle. The Old Booking Hall at Haltwhistle Station, dating from 1855, is used by the Partnership as their education room, and is available for use by other community groups.

Venue Information


Old Booking Hall

Haltwhistle Railway Station


NE49 0AH

Venue Accessibility Information:

  • Parking available at the Train Station

  • The venue is accessed by a ramp, not stairs. 

  • There are no steps inside the venue. 


the Film



Run Time:

60 mins


John Shearman

Kenneth Fairbairn

J.B. Holmes




1952 - 1955

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