Dalriada and Harbour Rail Tours

Details

Location

Belfast Harbour, Newtownabbey, Whitehead

Year

1967

Source

Digitised as part of Unlocking Film Heritage

Format

Standard 8mm

colour

Length

11min 06sec

Silent

silent

Courtesy

A.H. Martin, British Film Institute

Rights Holder

A.H. Martin

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Description

Clamber aboard this steam tour double bill by amateur film maker A. H. Martin. Share in his passion, hanging out the windows of moving trains or relishing the details of the steam locomotives. After your tour of the harbour hop aboard the 186 which starred alongside Sean Connery in The First Great Train Robbery. Enjoy watching swarms of train enthusiasts jostle for position each capturing their own version of events. The field of caravans announces our final destination. 


 

Notes

The meeting between Connery and the 186 train was as dramatic as the script. During filming the crew misjudged the train’s speed, combined with blinding smoke causing him to slip and nearly tumble off the moving carriages. The BFI player features several of A.H. Martin’s personal films which capture the lost gems of public transport in Northern Ireland.

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