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  • Short Summary

    Model steam locomotive is demonstrated - children ride in small carriages.

  • Description

    No title. C/U of a steam locomotive. The camera irises out to reveal a man standing beside the train which is half his size - it is a miniature model locomotive.

    M/S - Woman smoking a cigarette pushes a small barrow which seems to have a mail bag on it. She approaches what is presumably a miniature railway station and puts the bag into the back of the train.

    Children are seated in miniature open air carriages. A man dressed in a kind of uniform gives the woman a ticket or takes something from her. L/S of the train approaching the camera. Various shots of the train on its journey through a very rural area - possibly Wales or Derbyshire. C/U of the drivers from behind their heads as the train moves through the countryside.

    Note: because this story has no intertitles, it is a little difficult to tell what is going on.

    This is the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway in Cumbria.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    866.24
    Media URN:
    14861
    Group:
    Eve pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:29:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:44:51:00 / 01:46:20:00
    Canister:
    EP 080

Comments (2)

  1. jamie92208 says

    This was definitely taken on the Ravengalss and Eskdale Railway in Cumbria during the 1920's. The locomotive is a pacific tyep built by the bassett Lowke Compnay who part owned the railway and had bought into it to use as a test bed for their 15" gauge locomotives. The station scne is taken at Irton Road station showing a train setting off towards Ravenglass. the other scenes are taken on the journey to Ravenglass,

  2. jamie92208 says

    Further to ny comment above. The scene at irton Road shows mails traffic being loaded onto the train by the postmistress for transport to the mian line at Ravenglass. The next shot, which must have been taken form another train is of one of the Basset Lowke locomotives approaching Irton Road having come around Muncaster fell. the next shot shows a train departing Ravenglass and descending along the estuary of the river Mite towards Muncaster Mill. The last shot is taken in the cab of one of the other type of locomotives that had been built by Sir Arthur Heywood. I'm not sure which but could find out. The line is still open today and a replica of one of the Heywood locomotuves ahs been built recently.

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