A STEAM TRAIN PASSES

Cast

Chris O'Sullivan
Harold Fowler

Director

David Haythornwaite

Producer

Anthony Buckley

Genres

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Film synopsis

This acclaimed documentary, directed by David Haythornwaite and produced by Anthony Buckley in 1974, is a pioneering tribute to the 3801 steam locomotive.
We travel along viewing the locomotive and train from all angles, thanks to the peerless photography of Dean Semler (DANCES WITH WOLVES). Long shots with the steam lying along the train, close-ups of the driver and fireman hard at work in the cab and shots of the passengers.
At the same time we are taken through the years we see soldiers going off to WW2 when 3801 was brand, spanking new, built at Everleigh Workshops near Sydney. Every clip is a picture worth preserving you’re unlikely to see a finer tribute to Australian steam.

Running time

40 Minutes