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    The first engine used on the first railway is compared to a new engine for size and speed.

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    No title - paperwork 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.

    M/S of the old engine, a man sits on it and rings a bell. The engine is small with two shafts in the middle and a huge funnel on the front. M/S of the shafts moving up and down. (Note: the title is shown here).

    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, the new sleek engine dwarfs the old one. M/S of the two together, they have stopped and the two drivers are talking to each other. M/S of the front of both the engines. M/S as the camera pans up the big funnel on the front of the old engine, then pans up the round nose of the new one. L/S of the two of them together showing the difference in size and shape. M/S various shots as the driver of the old engine rings his bell.

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

    Intertitle - 'the tail lamp was a bucket of burning coal.' M/S of the coal bucket suspended from the back. Various shots of the two trains together, M/S as they drive off down the track, the old one going more slowly. M/S of them stood together.

    Note: there is a shorter version of this item with the same title and containing some of the same footage which is tinted orange. It is 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:
    01:14:51:00 / 01:17:20:00
    G 1180

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