• Short Summary

    Hundreds of kids who collect train numbers have their annual outing - by train.

  • Description

    Kings Cross, Paddington, Swindon.

    SV train approaching. SV two boys spotting train as it passes at speed. SV towards, train approaching. SV boy spotters. LV two locomotives. Henry Oakley and No. 251 on view at Kings Cross. STV Oakley's whistle blowing. CU driver. SV Henry Oakley and 251 leaving station. CU boy spotter jotting down number. SV pan, spotters special arriving at Paddington Station. CU boys watching. SCU sign on front of engine "Spotters Special". SV boys chatting to driver. CU driver Tom Jeremy. Back view, driver chatting to boys. CU boys. SV driver pointing to controls in cabin watched by boys. CU boy in cabin. SV dials. SCU boiler fire. SV spotters on train journey to Swindon spotting from window. CU boy spotter. SV from carriage window, train passing. SCU boys spotting. SV from carriage window train passing alongside. SV Swindon station board. LV towards - boy spotters entering railway works at Swindon. LV boys looking at engines being made. SV boys peering underneath partly built engine. CU boy peering under engine. CU boy jotting down train numbers. CU engine number G.W.R.3024. LV boys watching as train passes outside sheds. CU boy spotting. SV another train passing. LV train going entering station - dustbin on platform in foreground. SCU lid lifting revealing boy spotter. CU boy in dustbin jotting down train number. SV boy on platform bridge spotting as train passes underneath. SV Station Master hauling boys off track. SCU Station Master pushing boys into shed - he says "Get in there, that will teach you a lesson" - he locks door. CU hand turning key, pan up to Station Master. SV other boys spotting, as train passes. CU two small boys spotting. SV boys spotting as train rushes through station. SV spotters watching train. SCU Station Master looking at watch and walking towards shed. SCU Station Master unlocking shed and saying "Come on get out of here". Boys scamper away and biggest boy shouts "Hi Guv'nor we've eaten your dinner."

    (Orig.Neg.) (Title scene C.)

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:24:55:00 / 01:27:21:00

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