An Event For Train History
– Hosted by GBRf
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Whilst we have both been busy (finishing the university year for myself, and working hard for Ryan), we are really grateful for an opportunity we were recently given by GB Railfreight (GBRf) to film and edit a video for their event.
GBRf is a rail freight company that was launched in 1999, and has quickly become one of the fastest growing companies on the railway with a turnover in excess of 120 million!
This meant the opportunity was quite exciting for the pair of us, not only because we would be working for such a well known company, but also because this would be our third time working with just the two of us on a video.
So what was the event we were filming?
The event was a naming ceremony of the Last Class 66 Locomotive, the very last of a staple freight train that was first introduced in the UK in 1998.
Welcome everyone, to the National Railway Museum
This particular freight train has made a big impact on the freight industry, and the event was serving as a send off for the legacy train.
The historical event took place on Wednesday 11th May 2016 at the National Railway Museum (NRM) in York.
The day started with a ride on the “West Somerset Railway” Class 66/7 No 66757 train, with a choice of breakfast for all the guests on board.
We were all well taken care of on the way to the NRM, enjoying the sights through the carriage windows, and taking videos of the journey.
Filming the event meant that we were capturing this significant moment, not only for the company, but also for all the people who may have been unfortunate enough to miss it.
Speeches were held by key speakers such as John Smith (Managing Director) and Andrew McLean (Museum Curator), holding the captivation of company employees and visitors of the special event.
Throughout the event guests enjoyed complimentary drinks, and the chance to explore the museum. The two of us were on hand to capture it all.
We would like to thank the NRM for hosting the event, and GBRf for giving us the chance to be a part of such a historic moment.
Tiny Fire Media has produced a highlights video covering the event, grabbing the best moments for everyone to enjoy.