A Record Load By Road 1930

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    Item title reads - A record load by road. World's largest motor lorry transports giant 65-ton rudder (forged at Darlington) at 4 miles an hour to Glasgow. Darlington, Durham.

    L/S of the large rudder strapped to the a Scammell 100-ton Tractor lorry (Marston Road Services) which moves slowly away. Various shots as it drives along. M/S of a man steering a wheel at the back, beside him is a sign saying 'You are behind the world's largest lorry. Please drive with caution.'

    Various shots of the lorry and rudder making their way slowly but surely along. People walk up the street alongside to get a better look.

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    British Pathé
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    01:02:03:00 / 01:03:42:00
    G 1699
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    G 1699
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    Travel & Exploration Science & Technology Trade & Industry
    Heavy Haulage History Concise - Procurement Tees Trucks
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  • The "world's largest motor lorry" referred to, (Reg. No. KD 9168), is a Scammell 100-ton Tractor, in the livery of Marston Road Services. (The vehicle is now housed at the British Commercial Vehicle Museum).

    jamied 3rd May 2012
  • More footage of this very same vehicle can be seen in clips 871.18, 814.37 and 669.05.

    jamied 15th May 2012
  • Pathe really did love this lorry, didn't we!

    British Pathé 23rd May 2012

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