• Short Summary

    All over the world steam locomotives are being phased out; and in Rhodesia two unique engines have made their final Journey.

  • Description

    1.
    SV Train with name-plate Mazoe Valley Special with driver & wife posing for cameras
    0.08

    2.
    SV Passenger in Edwardian costumes on platform (2 shots)
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    3.
    GV Three passengers in costume boarding train
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    4.
    SV Other passengers ditto
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    5.
    SV Passenger in Wild West costume
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    6.
    SV Man & woman at train window
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    7.
    SV Stationmaster rings handbell for passengers to board
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    8.
    GV Train leaves & passengers wave (2 shots)
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    9.
    SV PAN FROM Welcome sign t Jumbo to local Africans waiting Africans waiting arrival of train
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    10.
    GV Steamtrain past through Jumbo people waving in F/G
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    Initials SGM/1641 SGM/1807



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: All over the world steam locomotives are being phased out; and in Rhodesia two unique engines have made their final Journey. The locomotives were built in Glasgow and railwaymen say they were the strongest for their size ever built. They've been services for fifty years and each has travelled the equivalent of eighty times round the world along the equator. On Sunday the two engines pulled a train, carrying four hundred passengers in Edwardian dress, on a final nostalgic trip from Salisbury to Glendale and back via the goldmining settlement of Jumbo. They're being replaced by diesel electric locomotives.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAAD01RFYG3CQXOACKZPA7Q1J5M
    Media URN:
    VLVAAD01RFYG3CQXOACKZPA7Q1J5M
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/11/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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