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    Gorton, Manchester.

    A large locomotive engine is presented to the camera. Top shot of the engine with railway workers standing around looking at the train. It is a Garratt type locomotive and the most powerful of its kind in the world. Shot of the train in a letter box mask. Steam is coming from its funnel. Good shots of the stationary train. Pan along wheels and body of engine. The train travels down the line with men hanging on to the sides. Large clouds of steam.

    Note: nicely shot.

    Amendment June 2011:
    Mr Alan Hampson got in touch to point out that the loco shown was completed by Beyer-Peacock Ltd in August 1925, so presumably the clip dates from around this time, as it is shown under test in the works yard at Gorton.

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    British Pathé
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    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:34:22:00 / 01:36:12:00
    EP 039
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    EP 039
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    Entertainment & Humour Science & Technology Trade & Industry
    Railway gorton engine MODLE RAILWAYS Manchester Film Rail pre 1929 Steam Trains
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