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Alex Nevill | 2021 | 76 MINS
The clue to the title lies in the 200-year-old term for a steam locomotive. This strangely haunting documentary follows two photographers as they journey across America.

In Detail

Two artists set out on journeys across America to capture traces of locomotives in vast landscapes, intimate stories from passengers onboard and the experience of slow travel in today's increasingly fast-paced society.

One waits patiently in the wide-open spaces for the tell-tale sound of a train which might or might not even materialise. The other elicits stories from his fellow-passengers. In an era when slow travel, like slow radio and television, is especially rewarding, Alex Nevill’s unusual film grips gently in glorious black and white.

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