On May 7th 1974 the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh travelled by train from Preston to Glasgow over the newly electrified line. This is a film record of the occasion.
Additional Information - Steven Foxon (Screenonline): A 'record shoot' filmed to cover the Royal opening of the Northern sections of the West Coast Main Line Electrified route. Filmed mainly as a small 'pat on the back' for British Rail, it basks in the glory of a sense of achievement. The film concentrates on the opening speeches and looks at the lengths and measures taken for the Royal occasion.
Director: John Legard
Executive Producer: Edgar Anstey, John W. Shepherd
Photography: Edward McConnell
Photography: Trevor Roe
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