• Short Summary

    The world's largest lorry is used to transport a 65 ton rudder from Darlington to Glasgow.

  • Description

    Item title reads - A record load by road. World's largest motor lorry transports giant 65-ton rudder (forged at Darlington) at 4 miles an hour to Glasgow. Darlington, Durham.

    L/S of the large rudder strapped to the a Scammell 100-ton Tractor lorry (Marston Road Services) which moves slowly away. Various shots as it drives along. M/S of a man steering a wheel at the back, beside him is a sign saying 'You are behind the world's largest lorry. Please drive with caution.'

    Various shots of the lorry and rudder making their way slowly but surely along. People walk up the street alongside to get a better look.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:02:03:00 / 01:03:42:00
    G 1699

Comments (3)

  1. jamied says

    The "world's largest motor lorry" referred to, (Reg. No. KD 9168), is a Scammell 100-ton Tractor, in the livery of Marston Road Services. (The vehicle is now housed at the British Commercial Vehicle Museum).

  2. jamied says

    More footage of this very same vehicle can be seen in clips 871.18, 814.37 and 669.05.

  3. British Pathé says

    Pathe really did love this lorry, didn't we!

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