London Terminus - How a Great London Railway Station Works

Still from 'London Terminus' - Taken from 'Films of Britain 1942-43'
'A vast national railway system radiates from London. The film shows the density of railway traffic at a London terminus. 1,704 trains enter and leave this station every day - long distance express, suburban electric services on which a million workers depend for their daily transport to and from central London. An impressive picture of a complex organization.' [sic] [1]

Date: 1944
Duration: 15:23

Director: George Cooper
Production Company: Raylton Productions
Producer: -
Cinematographer: S. Raymond Elton
Composer: Horace Sommerville
Narration: -
Editor: Lister Laurance
Sound Recording: Al Rhind
Scenario by: Jill Craige, and Max Munden
Music played by: Members of the London Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Muir Matheison

Length: 35mm: 1446ft. 16mm: 580ft.

Distributor: M.G.M.


Set in Waterloo Station, London.

As the young couple enter the cinema they walk past a poster for 'Tugboat Mickey' the 1940 Walt Disney short -

London Terminus
Certificate: U
Distributors: M.G.M.
Producers: Raylton Productions
1455ft / 16mins
The activities of railway workers at a London terminus. Produced for the British Council. [2]
  1. ^ Films of Britain - British Council Film Department Catalogue - 1942-43
  2. ^ Monthly Film Bulletin of the BFI
    Index to Vol.11 / No.s 121-132 / 1943-44
    New Short Films Issued between December 21 and January 20 [1943-1944]
    7 London Terminus