Exhibition Train Visits Manchester Lner 1938

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The Lord Mayor of Manchester, Colonel Joseph Grimes, is seen making a speech (mute) and welcoming a special LNER exhibition train to a Manchester Station. The Lord Mayor and his wife (?) look at the engine and go into the train. Lines of schoolchildren go inside and crowd around...



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  • Although the commentator calls the mayor "Joseph Grime", it appears that his surname is actually Grimes - he's mentioned on this page for 1937-38.....


    The locomotive is the LNER A4 Pacific Number 4498, "Sir Nigel Gresley", (now in preservation).

    jamied 16th May 2012
  • Thanks.

    British Pathé 9th Aug 2012

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