New Locomotive Aka 4000 Hp Kestrel Locomotive 1968

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    No title. New 4000 HP Kestrel locomotive built by Hawker Siddeley, London.

    M/S of the British Rail diesel locomotive at Marylebone station. C/U name "Kestrel" on side of the locomotive. Panning shot of train standing at platform. C/U interior of train's engine room. C/U driver in cabin. C/U control panel. C/U gauges showing the speedometer which reads up to 120 mph. M/S Sir Arnold Hall hands key of "Kestrel" to Mr. Johnson, the driver. C/U of an instrument inside the cab. Panning shot as the "Kestrel" leaves the station. Travelling shot from one of the coaches showing the "Kestrel" pulling line of coaches.

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    01:33:37:00 / 01:34:22:00
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  • Seen here is British Rail diesel locomotive number HS4000, named "Kestrel".

    Although not visible in this black and white clip, the engine was painted in ochre and chocolate brown, separated by a thin strip of white.

    The handing over of the train witnessed here took place on 29 January 1968. It was withdrawn just three years later in March 1971.

    "Hawker Siddleley" in the top line should read Hawker Siddeley.

    jamied 17th May 2012
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    British Pathé 10th Aug 2012

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