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    Battersea, London.

    Title superimposed over English Electric type 1 diesel locomotive. GV. Crowds watching Transport Minister Harold Watkinson and Sir Brian Robertson, British Military Governor, on rostrum opening the Modern Railway Travel exhibition. SV. Sir Brian Robertson at microphone and Harold Watkinson standing alongside. LV. Railway executives listening. SV. Pan, Sir Philip Warter and Mrs Thornton, Deputy Chairman of the L.C.C. walking towards the new type of rail car, diesel multiple unit. SCU. The front of the rail car and driving cab. SV. Interior, Sir Philip Warter and Mrs Thornton walking through the coach. GV. Deltic 3,300 H.P. main line Diesel Electric Locomotive built by the English Electric Company. CU. The name "Deltic" on side. LV. Deltic and alongside the 1,000 main line Diesel locomotive. SV. Steam engine driver Mr E. Bentley looking in the cab of the new Deltic Diesel. LV. of the 1,000 H.P. Diesel Electric. CU. Interior of the controls in driver's cabin. SCU. Harold Watkinson and Sir Brian Robertson giving approval. GV. Exterior of the new coaches (railway development coaches). SV. Guard demonstrating the turnaround seats. SV. Top, guard demonstrating the turnaround seats. GV. Interior, the Craven Prototype first class railway carriage showing venetian blinds. SV. Woman sitting in seat winding down venetian blind. CU. Venetian blinds being altered. SV. Man sitting alongside woman, he makes himself comfortable by tipping back seat. GV. Interior of comfortable looking carriage.

    (Orig.Neg.) (Title scene A)

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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
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    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:27:00 / 01:01:30:00
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  • Appears in...

    Travel & Exploration Religion & Politics
    Temporary workspace: 9.9.2009 18:22 Rail Deltic TRAINS 10000
  • Stills

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

Comments (2)

  1. jamied says

    The event ran between 21 June and 2 July 1957, at Battersea Wharf.

    The first engine seen, under the opening titles, is English Electric type 1 diesel locomotive D8000.

    Line 5, the "new type of rail car" is diesel multiple unit number E50415.

    The "Deltic" referred to is the English Electric Deltic prototype, No. DP1.

  2. British Pathé says


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