• 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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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:52:29:00 / 01:53:50:00
    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".

  2. jamied says

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

  3. British Pathé says

    Thanks jamied.

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