• Short Summary

    International cooperation and the inspiration of one man have brought a novel exhibition to England's Whipsnade Zoo.

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    International cooperation and the inspiration of one man have brought a novel exhibition to England's Whipsnade Zoo.

    SYNOPSIS: It all began in Zambia when the British Broadcasting Corporation was filming their television story, "Last Train to Mulobezi" which told of the closing of the Zambezi Sawmills Railway and Sawmills. Taking part in the filming was David Shepherd, the internationally famous wildlife artist who is also a railway enthusiast.

    David Shepherd's enthusiasm could not let him stand by and see the beautiful old engines dumped in the bush so he asked whether he could have one. The government of Zambia gave him not only one -- but two -- with a sleeping car thrown in. On Friday (6 August), the Zambian High Commissioner in London, His Excellency Mr. L.H. Shamoya, inaugurated the exhibit, accompanied by David Shepherd.

    One of the features of the story was a 1938 Ford Eight, which had been modified for use as an inspection vehicle. Ford of Great Britain has donated a replica which has been fitted with railway wheels by Army engineers.

    David Shepherd has own East Somerset Railway and didn't have room for this exhibit, so now its temporary home is at Whipsnade. Mr. Shepherd hopes to also bring the second engine to Whipsnade. The first one was built in Glasgow in 1896, and has come a long way since then.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1B5DHL2HU7N0X6UH641MWKC0
    Media URN:
    VLVA1B5DHL2HU7N0X6UH641MWKC0
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/08/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:57:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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