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  • Short Summary

    A new London and North Eastern Railway's streamlined locomotive being tested in France.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "NEWS IN A NUTSHELL"

    Paperwork states that this item belongs to the NEWS IN A NUTSHELL collection which is broken apart. This is probably the first item in the collection, hence the title.

    GIANT ENGINE IN FRANCE FOR TESTS

    France.

    Several shots of the trains in depot. On board the ferry at Harwich. Sign on the locomotive reads 'Cock O' the North. This is the new London and North Eastern Railway's streamlined locomotive being tested in France at Vitry Testing Station. Various shots of the new locomotive being tested. Several close up shots of the wheels turning really fast - locomotive is on some sort of stand, it is not moving.


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    Film ID:
    805.48
    Media URN:
    10285
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    13/12/1934
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:53:03:00 / 01:53:45:00
    Canister:
    34/100

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    The engine shown is the LNER Class P2 locomotive No. 2001, "Cock o' the North".

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