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Guildford - an Enginemans's View

Guildford - an Enginemans's View

Ref: SV170D

Guildford - an Engineman's View features the unique collection of 8mm cine film shot by Guildford driver Lew Wooldridge between 1963 and 1966. Lew's films are special as they were mostly taken while he was at work or from viewpoints not generally accessible to the public. Often filmed in poor light and never with a tripod, they nevertheless give us a rare insight into the people and their lives at the steam locomotive depot - over 80 staff members are identified in this film. Lew also took his camera on some of the Guildford workings to such diverse locations as Woking, Weybridge, Walton, Feltham, Nine Elms, Aldershot, Reading and even as far as Salisbury and Redbridge. Nothing physically remains today of the Guildford steam depot which closed in July 1967 but its memory lives on in these rare films.

Railway sounds have been added to the silent 8mm cine film on this DVD.

Contents Summary

Introduction and Guildford scenes - 23 minutes

Rail staff around Guildford depot - 21 minutes

Visits to other locations - 38 minutes

Total running time for main feature - 82 minutes

Bonus scenes

Bluebell Railway visit in 1964 - 3 minutes

4472 at Woking, and railtour with A4 Pacific 60024 'Kingfisher' from Waterloo to Weymouth and Yeovil - 13 minutes

Previews of other SVS Film and 30939archives DVDs - 18 minutes

Filmed by/when: Driver Lew Woolridge
Number of discs: 1 DVD-R Colour, B &W
Origination: 8mm cine


Price:11.52 (including VAT at 20% for customers in the UK & EU)
Price: 9.60 excluding VAT (for customers in non-EU countries e.g.Australia, New Zealand, USA, Canada)


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