North West Film Archive
BBC North West Regional News and Documentary Film 1966-1986: Sample Film Clips - Transport
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Gerald Harrison reporting on a collision in Birkenhead Docks between two cargo vessels (1973)
1970s car
David Davies reporting on new electric motor cars (1975)
Crane driver
Richard Duckenfield reporting on a Liverpool crane driver who is to train his Middle East counterpart in container handling (1976)
Exchange Station
Richard Duckenfield at the 127 year old Exchange Station in Liverpool, which is about to close (1977)
Model railway
Richard Duckenfield reports on the newly extended track for model trains being built by the Wirral Model Engineering Society at Royden Park in Wirral (1979)
Jim Hancock
Jim Hancock speaking about the resumption of runway repair work at Manchester Airport (1980)
Restored tram
Malcolm Balen talking to Alan Ralphs, restorer, about the restoration work carried out on an old Bolton tram which is now nearing completion. He also spoke to Derek Shepherd, the driver (1981)
Rail strike
Martin Henfield reporting on the effects of the rail strike and how the public are coping (1982)
Car rally
Malcolm Balen reporting on the Rolls Royce car rally from Manchester to Donnington (1982)
Inspector Bill Ball, who has just retired after 21 years service on the M6 motorway patrol, talks about how motorway travel has changed during his career (1984)
Richard Duckenfield reporting on the Atlantic companion, one of the largest ships to berth at the Royal Seaforth Docks, which is the first of 5 new ships built specially for trade between Britain and North America (1984)
Port of Liverpool
Alistair Macdonald talking to Peter Cottriall, a businessman, about the self-help campaign of local businessmen to show what the Port of Liverpool has to offer (1984)
Presenter Harry Boardman describes the history of canals in the North West (1973)
Crewe station
Programme on Crewe railway station and how it has changed (1983)
Speke airport
Focuses on the development of Speke Airport, Merseyside (date unknown)
Brief report on how Crewe has been shaped by its railway station (1974)
Describes how poor weather affects goods being transported by lorries over the Pennine Hills (1966)
Extract about traffic congestion and public transport in Manchester and Liverpool (1976)
Longdendale train
Presenter Frank Mellor rides on the freight rail line in the Longdendale Valley in the Peak District (1980)
Maritime museum
A member of staff at the Merseyside Maritime Museum describes an item in the museum's vast collection (1981)