• Short Summary

    Old steam engines are broken down for scrap and used to make new ones at Swindon.

  • Description

    Swindon, Wiltshire.

    Various shots of old steam engines being broken down into scrap metal at an engine yard. Several men work with axes to break down one engine - looks like hard and slow work! Piles of parts from the old trains lie around. A large electrically-powered magnet crane lifts a huge steel girder; when the current is switched off the girder falls to the ground. The final shot shows a brand new steam engine, apparently made from the scrap from the old engines.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    955.08
    Media URN:
    16303
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    17/02/1938
    Sound:
    sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:39:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:04:45:00 / 01:05:24:00
    Canister:
    38/14

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    The first engine being broken up is Crane Tank Locomotive No. 16, named "Hercules".

    Identifiable at 00:34 is Claughton Class engine No. 2368.

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