New Engine For Merchant Use 1941

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    Eastleigh.

    MS soldiers stand to attention as dignitaries get off train.

    MS unidentified dignitary is greeted. He makes a speech and unveils the name of a small steam locomotive - a prototype Southern Railways Merchant-Navy Class locomotive "Channel Packet". He puts on a cap and jacket and climbs up to the footplate. Various shots of train and guest being shown how to drive it.

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    British Pathé
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    sound
    Media URN:
    60315
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    1637.23
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:01:34:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:46:22:00 / 01:47:56:00
    Canister:
    UN 264 B
    Sort Number:
    UN 0264 B
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  • The engine shown is the prototype Southern Railways Merchant-Navy Class locomotive "Channel Packet", No. 21C1.

    The naming ceremony took place on 10 March 1941, at Eastleigh.

    jamied 16th May 2012
  • Thanks.

    British Pathé 9th Aug 2012

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