Presented by John Huntley

Of all the cinema newsreels. Pathe News is the most widely remembered. From the 1930s to the 1960s Pathe covered a dozen or so news stories every week and of course many of those featured railways - being the main form of transport.

In addition to newsreels, Pathe produced a regular magazine programme entitled Pathe Pictorial. As with the newsreels, railways also featured regularly and we have selected no less than 37 stories taken from those 35mm archives.

The news stories run from 1935 to 1955 but the larger selection is of Pathe Pictorials from 1934 to 1964 depicting a fascinating side of the railways long-forgotten!

All stories feature the original soundtracks.

61 minutes
Narrated by
John Huntley
Written by
John Huntley and Peter Middleton
Pathe Railway Pictorial