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Black Five

UK, 1968 (MIFF 1970, Programme 13)

Director: Paul Barnes

In fine colour photography, steam locomotives are shown at work with the recorded voices of the men who operate them. Their tributes capture some of the excitement generated by this disappearing form of transport.

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