• Short Summary

    Steam passenger and goods trains passing through stations and going along lines.

  • Description

    Unissued / unused material.

    Various shots steam trains (passenger and goods) speeding along railway lines somewhere rural in UK. The trains pass through small station and pass signals. Some good natural sound of trains.

    Date on original dope sheet is 17/10/1947.

    Amendment January 2015: A visitor to the site has written in to say that the station shown is Taplow Station on the former Great Western Railway.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:27:36:00 / 01:33:01:00
    UN 1859 A

Comments (2)

  1. jamied says

    All the trains seen in this clip bear GWR livery.

  2. Sussexteddy says

    The location is Taplow on the Great Western mainline seen during the last year of GWR ownership. The station has been altered significantly over the years since the film was made. Many of the buildings and platform canopies seen in this 1947 view have been demolished. The line is currently being electrified for the Cross-Rail project so a modern day view will be cluttered by the overhead catenary.

    Sussexteddy 19 Dec 2014

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