• Short Summary

    A plane, a steam train and a speedboat have a race where a railway track runs parallel to a river.

  • Description

    (Pathetone main titles.)

    Full titles read: "Speed! - in three elements. Chasing "Flying Scotsman" and other 80 mile an hour land monsters is a thrilling game."

    Location of events unknown.

    Aerial shot of a biplane 'racing' a steam train travelling on the track below it.

    M/S of a group of people standing around an aeroplane - a De Havilland Puss Moth. One of the men, in train driver uniform talks to the others about the race they are about to make with the Flying Scotsman, an aeroplane and a speedboat all competing.

    M/S of a speedboat tearing down a river; more footage of the plane racing the Flying Scotsman train. Aerial shot as the railway line starts to run parallel with the river, and we see several shots where the plane and train overtake the speedboat.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1032.03
    Media URN:
    36943
    Group:
    Pathetones
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    08/06/1931
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:08:32:00 / 01:10:47:00
    Canister:
    PT 063

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