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Inside the NRMs film collection: looking for nitrate cinematographic film


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Good evening,

Following on from yesterdays post looking at the overhaul of legendary A4 Sir Nigel Gresley tonight we have another post from the National Railway Museum in York. Written by Angelique Bonamy the museums Associate Archivist for its Film & Sound Collections she looks at the museums film collection.

Last November we told you about the film production of the Big 4 as we had selected some of them for screenings during the Aesthetica Film Festival. In our collection we have some of these films on 16mm film copies, on video tapes or as digital files. Besides these films produced or sponsored by the Big 4, we hold some original amateur footage, original research footage from British Rail Research and copies of British Transport Films and other productions.

Our whole film collection is actually made from various types of format: film, video and digital. Beyond these there are even…

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