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    A giant lorry is driven towards the camera. M.R.S. Limited (Marston's Road Services?) is emblazoned on the front of the lorry. It drives past towing a very long trailer. A man sits at the back - he seems to be steering the trailer from the rear. Shot from the back of the lorry showing the man steering. The two drivers use a "telephone" to talk to each other as they drive along.

    C/U of the driver at the front speaking into a telephone device. M/S of man at the back steering. M/S of the trailer from the side. View of the trailer from the steering position. the lorry turns a corner, people stand on the pavements and watch. "They call it a machinery transporter - and all those Baby Cars fade away when they see it." Lorry is driven along a rainy street.

    Was an item in Pathe Pictorial issue number 610.

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    British Pathé
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    Time in/Out:
    01:43:52:00 / 01:45:45:00
    EP 142
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    EP 142
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Comments (1)

  1. MichaelHendry says

    This vehicle was originally built for Marston Road Services in 1929. This company was merged with Edward Box & Co of Liverpool and was fortunately saved from a serious fire on their premises in Lightbody Street, Liverpool in 1934, when the company was at the time under the directorship of Ralph and John Donaldson-Hudson from Cheswardine, Shropshire. The companies were nationalised in the late 1940's. Eventually the vehicle became part of the Pickfords Heavy Haulage Fleet, before passing into the hands of Hudsons haulage in the West Midlands, who own the vehicle, although it is on loan to the Commercial Vehicle Museum in Leyland. There is no connection between the Donaldson-Hudson family and the present owners.

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