• Short Summary

    We take a little trip on a miniature steam engine, courtesy of the Maidstone Model Engineering Society.

  • Description

    Maidstone, Kent.

    C/Us of an elderly man, Philip Wallace, putting coal into a miniature steam engine. Three teenage boys sit behind the man, astride the seats attached to the engine and it starts off. Several shots show the miniature steam train travelling a little raised track in a park. Commentator tells us "Members of the Maidstone Model Engineering Society bring back steam's heyday on a suitably manageable scale".

    Note: there are brief cameraman's notes on file.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    423.05
    Media URN:
    4302
    Group:
    Colour pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    05/10/1967
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:29:08:00 / 01:30:12:00
    Canister:
    CP 667

Comments (1)

  1. MikeAsh says

    Very good, in colour with sound. The location is Mote Park, Maidstone, and the track is still there (2020) with some changes over the years. At 23s the cameraman has captured a real goods train travelling left to right in the background on the line between Maidstone East and Bearsted. It appears to consist of a diesel loco with many covered wagons.

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