• Short Summary

    A small train runs along the Talyllyn railway in Tywyn. Wales.

  • Description

    Miniature train. Talyllyn railway.

    Towyn/Tywyn, Merioneth. Wales.

    C/U station nameplate "Towyn". M/S elderly man paying at booking office at end of train. He walks out of picture and gets into the carriage with others. M/S woman opening gates to let train through. M/S as it passes over level crossing. M/S from engine of train pulling out of siding. M/S train travelling, fireman jumps down and throws sand on slippery rails while train is still moving. M/S interior of carriage. Various shots as it passes through the tunnel. M/S of man attending engine while train is in motion. C/U of the driver. Various shots as the train passes through a valley.

    M/S of Miss Davies in national Welsh costume, she is carrying a harp and waiting for the train. M/S as woman walks to booking office at end of train and buys ticket, she walks back to her harp. The driver gets out and puts her harp in the train. M/S as man places watering trough so that water runs into engine. M/S man pulling chain, water runs into trough. C/U man pouring liquid into steam jet. M/S as driver gets back into cab. Various shots of the landscape through the train window. C/U of the harpist, camera pans to other passengers. M/S landscape. M/S cow on line, the train approaches. M/S train stops and man chases away cow. M/S as the train approaches wayside station and pulls up.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1275.14
    Media URN:
    34409
    Group:
    New pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    30/01/1950
    Sound:
    sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:20:02:00 / 01:22:57:00
    Canister:
    NP 281
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Comments (2)

  1. Brian Gates says

    There is a typo in the description, this film is of the Talyllyn Railway (not Rallylyn) just before preservation.

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  2. British Pathe says

    Hi Brian,

    Thank you for your comment and for spotting this.

    We have amended the description.

    Thanks for helping us keep our archive organised.

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