A Steam train passes

Australia, 1974

Film
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A nostalgic essay on one of the majestic but now retired C38 class steam locomotives filmed on one of its final journeys from Sydney to a series of country railway stations. The film opens with a 1943 Cinesound newsreel depicting the track trials of the first of the C38 engines. The original soundtrack provides the only commentary.

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Credits

director

David Haythornthwaite

producer

Anthony Buckley

production company

Film Australia

Duration

00:21:02:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1974

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

012454

Language

English

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

MOV file ProRes4444; Digital Preservation Master - overscan

MPEG-4 Digital File; ACMI Digital Access Copy - overscan

U-Matic (low band); Access Print (Section 1)

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