• Short Summary

    A new steam train is named 'Channel Packet'.

  • Description

    Unused / unissued material.

    Eastleigh.

    MS soldiers stand to attention as dignitaries get off train.

    MS unidentified dignitary is greeted. He makes a speech and unveils the name of a small steam locomotive - a prototype Southern Railways Merchant-Navy Class locomotive "Channel Packet". He puts on a cap and jacket and climbs up to the footplate. Various shots of train and guest being shown how to drive it.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1637.23
    Media URN:
    60315
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    Sound:
    sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:34:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:46:22:00 / 01:47:56:00
    Canister:
    UN 264 B

Comments (3)

  1. jamied says

    The engine shown is the prototype Southern Railways Merchant-Navy Class locomotive "Channel Packet", No. 21C1.

    The naming ceremony took place on 10 March 1941, at Eastleigh.

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  2. British Pathé says

    Thanks.

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  3. grosvenor says

    The dignitary is J Moore-Brabazon later to become Lord Brabazon of Tara who was the Minister for Transport at that time.

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