Farewell, the Derry Road

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Details

Location

Various

Year

1965

Source

BBC NI

Format

film

black and white, colour

Length

39min 51sec

Silent

sound

Courtesy

BBC NI

Rights Holder

BBC NI

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Description

A film detailing the closedown of the Belfast - Derry railway line on 14 February 1965.

Shot List

Film which details the decline in the railways and in particular the close-down of the route from Belfast to Derry via Dungannon, Omagh and Strabane in 1965. It features interviews with politicians, railway workers and the public. People identified are Billy Kerr - Foreman, Billy Ross - Stationmaster, Jock Milne, Paddy Donaghy - Signalman, Jimmy Swarrigg - Stationmaster at Dungannon, Albert Anderson - Unionist Mayor, Eddie MacAteer - Nationalist MP.

Credits

Principle Filming - Fred Cooper; Writer and Producer - David Dillon

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