A new steam train is named 'Channel Packet'.
Unused / unissued material.
MS soldiers stand to attention as dignitaries get off train.
MS unidentified dignitary is greeted. He makes a speech and unveils the name of a small steam locomotive - a prototype Southern Railways Merchant-Navy Class locomotive "Channel Packet". He puts on a cap and jacket and climbs up to the footplate. Various shots of train and guest being shown how to drive it.