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    Shots of famous steam trains and their diesel replacements.

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    Unissued / Unused material -

    Marylebone, London.

    Elevated GVs of the Exhibition. LS Ground level, of the Exhibition. LS of the steam locomotive Mallard - holder of the world's speed record for steam. CU of the nameplate "Mallard". CU of the record-plate of the Mallard showing the record was made in 1938. MS Mr Bray in cabin of the Mallard talking to two visitors (Mr Bray is the only living person to have travelled in steam locomotive at the record speed of 125.7 mph.) CUs Mr. Bray. MS Two drivers talking together. CUs of the two drivers. LS "The Evening Star" last steam locomotive to be made. CUs showing name plate "Evening Star". CU Wheels and couplings. CU panning shot inside cabin showing loco controls. GV Diesels trains in the exhibition. GV of the power unit of D 8400. CUs Interior of diesel loco D 7000. Exterior of the cabin showing numbers plate D 7000. LS Exterior of tube train. MS Visitors inside Tube / Underground train. VS Turbines. LS Barman pouring out drinks. GV of the bar. Various shots taken in the kitchen and of the king-size refrigerator.

    (Orig. Neg.) Old record suggests material dates from around 11/05/1961.

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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:33:56:00 / 01:38:28:00
    UN 3495 D

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  1. Unknown user says

    The event featured here was held to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Institute of Locomotive Engineers. The event ran from 11-14 May 1961.

    "locomotive Mallard" is the A4 Pacific No. 4468, "Mallard".

    "The Evening Star" is Standard Class 9F No. 92220 "Evening Star".

    "Mr Bray" is Thomas Bray, fireman when the Mallard made its afore-mentioned record-breaking run.

    "Interior of diesel loco D 7000" - this was a class of diesel locomotive known as a "Hymek" (later known as a Class 35).

    "power unit of D 8400" - the locomotive was known as a "North British Type 1", (later known as a Class 16).

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