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  • Short Summary

    The first engine used on the first railway is compared to a new engine, orange tinted version.

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    Item title reads - 1825 - 1925. A century of progress in Locomotion. Look back a 100 years and see the first railway engine used on the Stockton-Darlington - the first railway line in the world. Darlington, Durham.

    C/U of the sign on the old engine which says '1. Locomotion 1825.' The engine is small with two shafts in the middle and a huge funnel on the front. M/S of the old engine, a man sits on it and rings a bell.

    Intertitle - '12 to 15 miles an hour was the highest speed.' M/S of the shafts moving up and down and the wheels rolling along.

    Intertitle - 'there were no sirens or steam whistles then.' C/U of the bell ringing.

    Intertitle - 'the tail lamp was a bucket of burning coal.' M/S of the coal bucket suspended from the back.

    Intertitle - 'Compare L.N.E.R. latest Express Pacific type 150 ton engine capable of 78 miles per hour!'

    M/S of the two engines side by side driving up the track and past the camera, the new sleek engine dwarfs the old one. M/S of the front of both the engines, they have stopped and the two drivers are talking to each other. M/S of the front of both engines again.

    Note: this item is tinted orange, there is a longer black and white version with the same title and containing some of the same footage on *PM0388*.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:17:23:00 / 01:19:40:00
    G 1180

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