Narrators: Bill Jack, Jamieson Clark, Duncan McIntyre, Cecil J. Allen, McDonald Hobley, John Shedden
Format: PAL, Region 0, 1.33.1, colour & b/w
Duration: 85 minutes
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One of the best railway archive dvds you will ever see, 'West Highland' is the definitive collection on West Highland railways, featuring four superb films:
West Highland (1960 b/w): By 1960, the reign of steam in Britain's most scenic railway, the West Highland, was drawing to its close. John Gray, a BBC producer and sound engineer with the GPO Film Unit in the 1930s, made 'West Highland' as his tribute to this wonderful line. Perhaps the last of the lyrical documentaries, it has been digitally remastered in crisp black and white.
A Line for all Seasons (1980, colour): A retrospective account of the building of the West Highland Railway line from Glasgow Queen Street to Mallaig. Film-maker Eddie McConnell is in top form telling the line's story, relishing the rich opportunities it provides for spectacular photography.
West of Inverness (1939 b/w) is an eloquent short film about the problems faced by a rural community and increasing role for the railway. It highlights the growing dependence on the outside world for provisions and goods. Newly remastered.
The Line to Skye (1973, colour) is another gem from the camera of Eddie McConnell. This film was widely shown, including in the House of Commons, in support of retaining the Inverness to Kyle of Lochalsh line. Newly remastered in High Definition.
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