• Short Summary

    Footage of steam train being towed through streets of London after decommissioning.

  • Description

    Famous Loco for Museum. Paddington station.

    Various good shots of Castle Class engine 4073, "Caerphilly Castle" steam locomotive in Paddington Station. M/S of Doctor Beeching (Chairman of the British Transport Commission) with Mr Hanks (Western Area Chairman) and crew. Also on platform is Doctor Follett (Director of the Science Museum) who is to receive the train once out of service. Beeching shakes hands with Hanks. M/S of the new diesel locomotive in station. Several shots of the steam train the 'Caerphilly Castle' being towed away on the back of lorry. Shots of people lining streets as the train is pulled slowly along the streets of London.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    1726.13
    Media URN:
    53599
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    08/06/1961
    Sound:
    sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:28:48:00 / 01:29:58:00
    Canister:
    61/46

Comments (3)

  1. jamied says

    "Doctor Follet" should read Doctor Follett.

    The train in question is Castle Class engine 4073, "Caerphilly Castle".

    The diesel loco seen is Warship Class engine D600, named "Active".

  2. jamied says

    "M/S of the new diesel locomotive" - this is the Warship class engine D808, named "Centaur". (NOTE: This replaces my earlier post, which identified the engine as D600, "Active", which will need removing from the tags).

  3. British Pathé says

    Thanks!

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