• Short Summary

    A steam railway one third of life-size is takes children for a ride in the Kent countryside.

  • Description

    New Romney, Kent.

    M/S of a model steam train (a third of life-size) of the Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Light Railway standing on a track; a name plate on the side of the train reads 'Winston Churchill'. As the train starts to move off we see the driver, squashed into the cab, showing how small the train is.

    Various shots show trains on 'The World's Smallest Railway' being polished and driven along the tracks; passengers look rather cramped in the little carriages; they get on and off the train at a scaled down platform. Several shots of the train steaming along through the countryside and past a caravan site; children look out of the carriages as they zip by.

    Commentator tells us that "during the war, the German air force thought it was important enough to send their bombers on a raid after raid to put it out of action, but their total toll was one engine derailed".

    Cuts exist - see separate record.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    375.08
    Media URN:
    4089
    Group:
    Colour pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    18/08/1966
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:31:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:39:39:00 / 01:42:10:00
    Canister:
    CP 608

Comments (1)

  1. peterem says

    The issue date for this film is given as August 1966. My first visit to the RH&DR; was in late June/early July 1966 and I\'m convinced that among the passengers boarding at New Romney are myself and my mum. Would the timings fit?

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