• Short Summary

    Old and new steam trains line up at a station yard.

  • Description

    Item title reads: " Engines - 'ancient' and 'modern'. 'No.1 Stirling' - the Flying Scotsman of her day - leaves on her last journey to honorable retirement in L.N.E.R Museum at Darlington."

    York, Yorkshire

    M/S view of reversing locomotive - named on plate 'Dick Turpin', - it passes a stationary Stirling Single No. 1. Side view of the train showing its large centre flywheel and piston rod. The trains stand side by side, . - big engine, little engine, and are static as the camera views them from the front. The trains then leave the platform together with chimneys steaming.

    Note: Progress of railway transport and train design.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    674.26
    Media URN:
    32841
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    31/03/1927
    Sound:
    sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:21:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:52:29:00 / 01:53:50:00
    Canister:
    G 1385

Comments (3)

  1. jamied says

    The stationary engine is Stirling Single No. 1 (built in 1870). It has been preserved and is now displayed at the National Railway Museum in York.

    The moving engine is LNER Class A3 No. 2579, named "Dick Turpin".

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  2. jamied says

    Stirling Single No. 1 can also be seen in clip 977.54.

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  3. British Pathé says

    Thanks jamied.

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