• 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 Pathé
    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.

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  2. British Pathé says

    Thanks - does anyone know where this was filmed?

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  3. keel534 says

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

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