Railway Town

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 1 customer rating
(1 customer review)


‘Railway Town’ is the unique story of Swindon and the major challenge it had to overcome to establish and flourish.

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A comprehensive account of the Great Western Railway’s establishment of it’s base of operations in 1841 and growth to the largest workshop in Europe and centre of engineering excellence.
 Railway Town charts the remarkable story of Swindon, from ‘wild west’ beginnings  – following Brunel and Gooch’s decision to site a railway factory in open fields below a tiny market settlement,  – to the fastest growing town in Europe.  Including how it very nearly failed at the outset and the initiative of the people that saved it.  This is a story brimming with hardships overcome and the spirit of the industrial revolution. The tale is woven from expert accounts and fascinating archive film, as well as new and recent footage; – much of it never seen before.

Excerpts from reviews:

“A Triumph”     –   BBC ‘Movies and Music’

“Superb”          –   ‘Steam Museum’

“Inspirational”  –  ‘Swindon Advertiser’

DVD Running Time 90 minutes

1 review for Railway Town

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    Rated 5 out of 5

    Mr Wood

    Very good film shame it doesnt come on Bluray.

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      Martin Parry

      Hi there, I agree with you, Blu Ray is vastly superior and the film is HD, but we don’t have the demand to warrant a Blu Ray duplication run, most people want DVD.

      We do have a Blu Ray M disc writer in the Archive though and could do you a one-off M disc Blu Ray (expensive discs meant to last a 1000 years – that we use for Archive purposes) Could do one for £16 using the expensive blanks and dedicated studio time. Let me know if you want one

      Regards Martin

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