• Short Summary

    A double decker train is introduced on London's railways.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "London. Down - And - Up Speeds Railways Ups - And - Downs".

    Charing Cross, London and Dartford, Kent.

    MV Double-decker train in platform. SV Double-decker train showing upper and lower compartments.

    CU Mr Herbert Morrison looking out of driver's cab.

    SV Schoolboys writing train number on book. CU Train number - "4002".

    MV Mr Barnes in lower and Mr Herbert Morrison in upper compartments.

    CU Alfred Barnes, Minister of Transport, pan up to Morrison.

    MV Train pulling out of station. MV Houses - travel shot from train.

    SV Interior of train, passenger leaves lower berth and walks into upper compartment.

    SV "Dartford" signboard pan to train.

    SV Pressmen.

    SV Mr Morrison with the Lady Mayor of Dartford and the Mayor of Gravesend.

    MV Pan double-decker train.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1425.06
    Media URN:
    46449
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    03/11/1949
    Sound:
    sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:07:47:00 / 01:08:44:00
    Canister:
    49/88

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    Seen here is the Bulleid 4DD Double-decker train, number 4001.

    The train was developed to tackle overcrowding on South Eastern suburban train lines.

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