| 6 min

Canadian poet Earle Birney indulges his love of trains in this performance of his sound poem To Swindon from London by Britrail. In fluent "trainish," he interprets the experience of excursions by rail. Imagination sparked by the rhythm of wheels and the clink of couplings, Birney hums, hisses and hoots his way through archival footage of vintage trains and the English countryside. A must for language, animation and train buffs.

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  • director
    Donald McWilliams
  • editing
    Donald McWilliams
  • producer
    David Verrall
  • executive producer
    Douglas MacDonald
    David Verrall
  • cinematography
    Jim Aquila
  • animation camera
    Raymond Dumas
  • sound
    Douglas Berry
  • re-recording
    Jean-Pierre Joutel
  • music
    Françoise Gélinas