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Movies and Sound Files from the Last Main Line


Click to download MP3 sound file describing the accident at Leicester viaduct: 804 kb On 25th September 1949, a goods train collided with an engine on Leicester viaduct. Download an interview with the driver. (MP3: 804 k) Download a movie showing a steam train's progress on the GCR between Rothley and Loughborough This video clip shows the preserved section of the Great Central Railway between Rothley and Loughborough. Download the file in Windows Media (5.7 mb) or Quicktime (6.4 mb) format.

More video clips:
Train departing Loughborough Central Station. Train departing Loughborough Central Station. Download Quicktime Version (1.6 Mb) QuickTime (1.6 Mb)
Download Windows Media Version (1.4 Mb) WinMedia (1.4 Mb)
Changing points manually at the trackside. Changing points manually at the trackside. Download Quicktime Version (452 K) QuickTime (452 K)
Download Windows Media Version (416 K) WinMedia (416 K)
Views around Rothley Station. Views around Rothley Station. Download Quicktime Version (2.5 Mb) QuickTime (2.5 Mb)
Download Windows Media Version (2.2 Mb) WinMedia (2.2 Mb)
Views across Swithland Reservoir from moving train. Download Quicktime Version (1.4 K) QuickTime (1.4 K)
Download Windows Media Version (1.3 K) WinMedia (1.3 K)
Changing points and signals from the signal box. Changing points and signals from the signal box. Download Quicktime Version (580 K) QuickTime (580 K)
Download Windows Media Version (528 K) WinMedia (528 K)
Stoking the fire on the footplate. Download Quicktime Version (672 K) QuickTime (672 K)
Download Windows Media Version (600 K) WinMedia (600 K)
Steam engine at work, showing wheels, links, pistons etc. Steam engine at work, showing wheels, links, pistons etc. Download Quicktime Version (564 K) QuickTime (564 K)
Download Windows Media Version (508 K) WinMedia (508 K)
The level of pollution that a steam engine can cause. Download Quicktime Version (1.3 Mb) QuickTime (1.3 Mb)
Download Windows Media Version (1.1 Mb) WinMedia (1.1 Mb)
Mail bag collection and drop-off. Mail bag collection and drop-off. Download Quicktime Version (804 K) QuickTime (804 K)
Download Windows Media Version (716 K) WinMedia (716 K)
Unveiling of the 'Atlantic Conveyor' name plate. Download Quicktime Version (1.5 Mb) QuickTime (1.5 Mb)
Download Windows Media Version (1.3 Mb) WinMedia (1.5 Mb)

Sound Files: Useful Downloads:
A train pulling out of a station Download MP3 (116 K) MP3 (116 K)

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Two train whistles blowing Download MP3 (44 K) MP3 (44 K)