• Short Summary

    Railcar designed to carry passengers on suburban lines.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Park Royal. Britain's First Streamlined Rail Car - seating 69 passengers, with speed of 60 mph - the suburban service of the future."

    Park Royal, London.

    Pan along body of streamlined 'railcar' as it stands outside its engine shed. A group of men are standing around the front end. The vehicle has been built for the Great Western Railway (GWR).

    Various nice shots of the railcar - it looks like a streamlined bus and is only designed to carry 60 to 70 passengers and not to pull carriages.

    MS a man lifts off a cover on the side to expose the gearbox.

    Pan along the side of the railcar - the vehicle is based around a bus engine.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    735.17
    Media URN:
    6685
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    30/10/1933
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:29:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:20:48:00 / 01:22:17:00
    Canister:
    33/87

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    There may be some confusion in the title card with regard to "Park Royal".

    Rather than Park Royal being a location, it is, in this example, the name of a firm of coachbuilders.

    The carriage seen here is called GWR Railcar No. 1, built by Park Royal at Willesden.

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