A Steam train passes

Australia, 1974

Film
A Steam train passes thumbnail image.

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.

Credits

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

Subject categories

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Voyages and travels

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Railroad trains

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Railroads

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Railroads - Australia

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Steam-engines

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

History → Australia - History

History → History

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Steam-engines

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)

U-Matic; Access Print (Section 1)

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

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