• Short Summary

    Electrification of railway line between Victoria and Margate.

  • Description

    Title reads: "A Railway Triumph".

    Inauguration of Kent Electrification Scheme.

    L/S Margate sea front. C/U name plate on new train reading "Kent Coast Special Southern Electric". G/V train in Victoria Station, London, people boarding it. M/S Sir Brian Robertson and Sir Philip Warter on platform. M/S Mayor of Ramsgate talking to the General Manager of Southern Region. C/U Mayor of Ramsgate, Alderman E. Butcher. C/U guard blowing his whistle. Travel shot train pulling out of Victoria.

    C/U train driver in driving cab. C/U controls. Travelling shot looking out of cab showing four-lane tracks. Interior: waiter serving coffee. Travel shot train passing beneath new bridge. C/U Sir Brian Robertson walking through one of the coaches. C/U VIP passenger, M. P. Drageou, Director General of French railways.

    Travel shot from cab as train travels at speed. C/U driver. C/U controls. M/S VIP's drinking in bar. G/V train pulling into Margate Station. C/U Margate sign on station. M/S Sir Brian Robertson being greeted by Mayor of Margate. C/U Mayor of Margate, Alderman G.A. Kirby. Sir Philip Warter shakes hands with the Mayor of Margate. C/U two Belgian representatives, Monsieur de Vos and Monsieur Bertrand. L/S VIP's and the Mayor walking up the platform. G/V Margate Station.

    L/S Margate beach, people dotted here and there. M/S two ladies wearing coats, seated in deckchairs. C/U two young boys digging in the sand.

    Note: more information about inaugural journey on file.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:29:56:00 / 01:31:27:00

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