Horse worked line - Tyneside

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Horse worked line - Tyneside

Postby John New » Sun Apr 20, 2014 3:04 pm

I recall seeing this in a video, probably on here, two maybe three years ago but can't find it. Can anyone remember the link?

Possibly Swalwell to either Adamsez ceramics factory or the associated brickworks. Filmed IIRC about 1975. Problem is I think the documentary it was in was not actually about railways so my Google searching is failing; either that or the website hosting it has been deleted.

Not been on here for a while (as I've been researching mainline matters rather than modelling minimum gauge) but pleased to be able to report all is ok and I will be back in modelling mode eventually.
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Postby Thin Layman » Mon Apr 21, 2014 8:52 pm

Was it here, John?

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Postby John New » Wed Apr 23, 2014 7:55 pm

Home now from the York MRS event and I'll have a look.

I've taken a gamble that it is in the Amber Films documentary "last shift" about Adamsez and have ordered their DVD. Even if it isn't the DVD has film of the Bowes Railway that I've only got on an old VHS tape recorded off the TV so the disc will be worth the £15 plus post.
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Postby John New » Thu Apr 24, 2014 10:43 am

John New wrote:Home now from the York MRS event and I'll have a look.

I've taken a gamble that it is in the Amber Films documentary "last shift" about Adamsez and have ordered their DVD. Even if it isn't the DVD has film of the Bowes Railway that I've only got on an old VHS tape recorded off the TV so the disc will be worth the £15 plus post.


DVD came today. Not the same film I remember but does confirm use of horses for working the narrow gauge tubs in the Adamsez factory as late as 1975 which is what I needed. So still the other film to find.
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Postby rue_d_etropal » Thu Apr 24, 2014 4:34 pm

always difficult finding old films, especially ones which might have been released on VHS, and partly because of high price and limited interest it does not make it to DVD. Obvious answer is to make many of these(historical) films available to download,not necessarily for free. If no commercial organisation is doing this then it would be a good project for one of the preservation/historical organisations.
I have been after a copy of an old promotional film(1948) for Scammell lorries when the Scarab was launched and a lot of joint work with Bedford. It was released many years ago with some other films on VHS, but I have never found out any more about it. There is a slim chance it might have my grandfather in the film as he was works manager for Scammell at the time.
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