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  • Short Summary

    Nice shots of a small narrow gauge railway running in Wales. Possibly the Festiniog Railway.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Portmadoc".

    Portmadoc, Wales. Possibly the Festiniog Railway.

    A small narrow gauge steam engine pulls into a little station and passengers start to get off from the single carriage. MV a woman in traditional Welsh national dress comes to give the driver the token which allows him to travel along the next section of the line. MV the locomotive 'Taliesin' backs down the line. VS people board the train. A young woman waves from a window. Various travel shots from train as it goes along the line.

    N.B. Item found in Unidentified Gazettes reel. May be missing item from 36/100.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2959.02
    Media URN:
    85043
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    14/12/1936
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:38:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:41:00 / 01:01:19:00
    Canister:
    36/100 / UNI GAZ ROLL 23

Comments (1)

  1. narrowgauge says

    This 'is' the Festiniog Railway. The woman in the Welsh dress is Bessie Jones, the 'stationmistress' at Tan y Bwlch.

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