• Short Summary

    The 'King George V' locomotive is pulled out of its shed to be restored. Swindon, Wiltshire.

  • Description

    No title - GNWR King Class locomotive 'King George V' locomotive comes out of retirement to be restored and go on show. Swindon, Wiltshire.

    M/S locomotive in shed about to be pulled out by ropes, man shouts instructions through megaphone. M/S mayor Alderman A. J. Bown and the mayoress standing on the front.

    C/U side of locomotive showing nameplate 'King George V'. C/U front showing ropes. Camera pans along ropes showing mass of people ready to pull.

    M/S mayor urging people on. C/U wheels of locomotive as it rolls forward. Top shot people pulling on ropes as engine goes forward. Top shot little boys pulling on ropes in front of buffer. M/S people pulling and train moving forward.

    L/S mayor and mayoress on locomotive with crowd standing in front. Various shots as glasses of cider are handed to mayor and mayoress.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:36:37:00 / 01:37:28:00

Comments (2)

  1. jamied says

    The locomotive seen here is GNWR "King Class" No. 6000, named "King George V".

    This engine has been preserved, and is now displayed at the National Railway Museum.

  2. British Pathé says

    Thanks. Good to see so many of these trains being preserved.

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