• Short Summary

    Queen Elizabeth II visits Liverpool St. Station and railway depot at Stratford.

  • Description

    Title reads: "Queen meets railmen".

    Liverpool St. Station, London.

    M/S Queen Elizabeth II being greeted by Transport Minister Ernest Marples. The Queen is then presented to Dr. Beeching (Chairman of British Transport Commission), Sir Philip Warter (deputy chairman) and to Major General G.N. Russell. The Queen gets into train, followed by Dr. Beeching and Sir Philip. Travel shot of crowd as train moves out.

    Stratford, East London.

    C/U Queen getting out of train at Stratford Diesel Engine Repair Shop. Interior. Queen with Mr. P. Gray, the works manager, Sir Philip Warter, Dr. Beeching and other British Railway officials. Various shots Queen and entourage looking at men working on diesel trains. An apprentice, Mr. B. L. Clementson, presents a model train to Queen for Prince Charles. Various shots Queen and entourage visiting diesel engine repair shop. Various shots Queen with Mr. R. N. Hardy in the Locomotive Maintenance Depot. We see the Queen looking inside driving cab of new Diesel.

    L/S Temple Mills Marshalling Yards. L/S control tower with Royal Standard flying in the foreground. C/U Queen being shown control panel by Mr. H.W. Few and Mr. L.A. Flowers. M/S goods train going past camera. M/S Queen coming out of control tower with officials, she is presented to more staff. C/U Dr. Beeching. C/U Queen talking to men.

    Note: commemorative programme on file.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:36:03:00 / 01:37:43:00

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