• Short Summary

    A train driver called Joseph Duddington set speed record in engine called "Mallard", he is now retiring.

  • Description

    Trains - driver Joseph Duddington.

    Location of events unknown.

    M/S of a steam engine. L/S of retiring 67 year old driver Duddington climbing down from the "Mallard", he set up a speed record on it which had never been broken. C/U of him. A lady shakes his hand to wish him luck. C/U of him in the engine. M/S of the train, M/S of Duddington.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1576.17
    Media URN:
    50548
    Group:
    New sound pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    22/05/1944
    Sound:
    sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:32:11:00 / 01:33:00:00
    Canister:
    NSP 425

Comments (3)

  1. jamied says

    "Duddington" is Joseph Duddington.

    He set the world speed record for steam locomotives, driving The Mallard to 126mph on 3 July 1938.

  2. keel534 says

    Driver Duddington\'s home depot was \'Carr loco shed\' in Doncaster. Shots of \'Mallard\' and him look to be at that depot.

  3. British Pathé says

    Thanks - does anyone know where this was filmed?

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