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  • Short Summary

    Mr. Sparshott is seen with his steam engine, 'Papyrus'.

  • Description

    Driver Sparshott / Sparshatt in LNER's record run. Originally part of News in a Nutshell - news in brief from around the World.

    Location of events unknown.

    Various shots of steam engine, 'Papyrus'. C/U of engine driver (Mr. W. Sparshatt) and firemen (coal stoker) Webster. Mr. S. speaks to camera. Presumably driver and train have just broken some sort of speed record.

    Note: sound track is missing.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    821.05
    Media URN:
    9633
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    11/03/1935
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:04:29:00 / 01:05:11:00
    Canister:
    35/20

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    The engine seen here achieved the first authenticated run of over 100mph (hitting 105mph) in the UK.

    The record was achieved on 5 March 1935.

    The engine is LNER Class A3 locomotive number 2759, named "Papyrus".

    Although the driver is often documented as William Sparshatt, it seems that his family name was actually Sparshott.

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