• Short Summary

    Old fashioned steam locomotive 'Lion' runs alongside the more modern 'Coronation'

  • Description

    Unused / unissued material - no paperwork. Previously listed as "TRAINS".

    Shots of very old steam locomotive 'Lion'. It is pulling a mocked up train and the driver is wearing an old fashioned uniform.

    The old train is running alongside what looks like the more modern LMS train 'Coronation' (George the Fifth Class locomotive).

    Another old fashioned locomotive takes to the rails. This time another steam engine is between the old train and the modern looking streamlined 'Coronation'. Shots of the various engines on their own. More shots of the trains travelling along.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    524.10
    Media URN:
    58821
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    Sound:
    sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:37:05:00 / 01:39:55:00
    Canister:
    UN 59 I

Comments (5)

  1. jamied says

    The first locomotive seen is The Liverpool and Manchester Railway (later LMS) engine No. 57, "Lion".

    What is currently described as "LMS train Coronation" is the George the Fifth Class locomotive number 25348, "Coronation".

    Also featuring heavily in the clip, and currently not documented, is the streamlined Coronation Class locomotive number 6225, "Duchess of Gloucester".

    What we are seeing here was LMS celebrating 100 years of steam - the event took place in September 1938.

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  2. jamied says

    Note that this clip currently has no given date.

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  3. gilbert CLAUGHTON says


    Lion was built for the Liverpool and Manchester Railway 1838 I think . she was in several films , most notably , \"The Titfield Thunderbolt\" she last ran in the Rail 150 celebrations in 1975, and will not be steamed again as she does not meet current safety regs .

    George the Fifth \"Coronation \" was built 1911 and named for the coronation of George V. it was originally numbered 5000. She was the first of a highly successful class , had she lived longer it would certainly have been preserved.A new one is currently under construction

    the streamliner is 6220 Coronation , the first of the Princess Coronation class , which ultimately numbered 38 locos ,she was built 1937 and named for the coronation of George IV. she briefly held the speed record for steam at 114mph , until Mallard took the record to 126mph. three Coronations survive , 6229, Duchess of Hamilton , 46235 , City of Birmingham , and 46233, Duchess of Sutherland. 6229 has had the streamlined casing restored .

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  4. British Pathé says

    Brilliant. Thanks very much indeed for this info.

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