• Short Summary

    The LNER - Pathe Cinema Carriage is opened at King's Cross Station.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Cinema On Train - Mr JH Thomas Inaugurates a new service at King's Cross".

    King's Cross Railway Station, London.

    Ext of railway carriage at platform - sign on carriage. LNER - Pathé Cinema Carriage. Mr JH Thomas, politician, makes a short speech to open the new service. An unidentified man makes a speech of thanks to Mr Thomas.

    (LNER - London North Eastern Railway - We believe the cinema showed specially compiled reels of newsreel stories)

    N.B. Item found in Unidentified Gazettes reel.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1915.27
    Media URN:
    73230
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    Sound:
    sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:33:36:00 / 01:34:42:00
    Canister:
    UNI GAZ ROLL 18

Comments (4)

  1. jamied says

    The service was inaugurated in May 1935. It ran between King's Cross in London, and Leeds.

    The carriage was called the "LNER Pathe Cinema Car".

    "Mr J H Thomas" was a trade union leader and later a Labour politician.

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  2. British Pathé says

    Thanks for this. Any clips with an "LNER" in the description that doesn't relate to railways would have been produced for a carriage such as this.

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  3. jwealleans says

    The 'unidentified man' is Sir Ralph Wedgwood, Chief Officer of the LNER. (Sir) Nigel Gresley - who would have been responsible for the conversion of the coach - is the tall moustachioed man behind and to the left of Sir Ralph.

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  4. Spurs1958 says

    You will note Sir Nigel Gresley to the left in the group-this is how close we came to hearing his voice recorded.
    So close-what a shame!

    Ian MacCabe
    The GRESLEY SOCIETY
    12, Drury Lane
    Hunsdon
    Hertfordshire
    SG12 8NU
    ian@gresley.org
    07583 988406

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