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    Unissued / unused footage - dates and locations may be unclear / unknown.

    London to Birmingham.

    Speeded up footage - point of view shot from front of a train zooming along railway track between London and Birmingham. Steam trains pass us coming from the opposite direction. M/S of our (?) electric train racing along the track. Brief M/Ss of train driver at controls (he looks more like a milkman than a train driver in that white coat and blue hat).

    M/S of train driver getting into his cab at station. M/S of train window with sign reading: 'Birmingham Pullman - Leamington Spa - Birmingham - Snow Hill'. L/S on Paddington Station roof reading twenty past 10. Brief point of view shot from front of train as we start to pull out of station (speeded up).

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  • Data

    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1965 - 1969
    Media URN:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Time in/Out:
    01:10:39:00 / 01:12:05:00
    UN 4524 E
    Sort Number:
    UN 4524 E
  • Appears in...

    Travel & Exploration
    Lion - Great train Robbery Trains Great Train Robbery Untitled Workspace Train Tracks Shots
  • Stills

    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

Comments (3)

  1. jamied says

    The train featured in this clip is a Blue Pullman. This clip must be linked to clip 3271.11, which also features speeded-up footage of a Blue Pullman.

    At the end of the clip we see the train leaving from Paddington Railway Station.

  2. jamied says

    CORRECTION: That number above should have read 3277.11.

  3. kawaikiddy says

    The train is following the Chiltern Line to Birmingham. The clip starts just outside of Beaconsfield, passes through the station, through Whitehouse Farm tunnel, through High Wycombe Station and the staggered platforms, through Princes Risborough and on to Birmingham.

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