The ‘Cam’ Camwell Collection W.A. ‘Cam’ Camwell was one of the most active members of the railway enthusiast community during the 1950s and 1960s – the period during which British Railways moved from steam to diesel and electric traction and many railway lines and branches passed into history.
His membership of the Stephenson Locomotive Society led him to organising many tours of threatened or interesting railway lines and he enthusiastically recorded as much of the railway network as possible, both in photographs and on 16mm cine film. The latter forms the basis of this series of programmes, as ‘Cam’ filmed many remote and obscure lines as well as interesting developments on the main lines.
York & Doncaster with NER B16s. GCR lines around Gainsborough and Barnsley include a Pom Pom and trams at New Holland Pier. Steam Helps electric over the Woodhead route.
NER lines to Pilmoor, Gilling, Malton & Battersby. Also the sea front line north of Whitby through Sandsend.
Consett ore trains and Bishop Auckland with aglimpse of a NER 4-4-0 no E2372.
West of Glasgow to Gourock and Ardrossen the through Newton Stewart. In fife at Markinch, Forfar and North of Aberdeen we visit the old Great North of Scotland lines. Crieff. Far North at Muir of Ord and the Mound and Dornoch. Thurso and west to Kyle, down to Mallaig and Fort William. Highland Mainline at Aviemore and Forres.