• Short Summary

    The Mayor of Newcastle travels on the first train on the newly electrified line to South Shields.

  • Description

    Newcastle, Tyne and Wear.

    Various shots of the Mayor of Newcastle boarding a train at Newcastle railway station and travelling with his entourage and numerous other men along a newly-electrified rail line to South Shields - this is the first train to travel on the electric line. On arriving at South Shields station, the train starts off again, back to Newcastle. Several brief shots of the train driver holding a lever in the cab; view from the back of the train as we travel along the track; high angle view of the train approaching a station.

    Note: the Mayor is not named; could be W R Wallace. For search purposes - LNER.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    955.70
    Media URN:
    16365
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    27/03/1938
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:36:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:54:09:00 / 01:54:45:00
    Canister:
    38/24

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