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  • Short Summary

    Footage of unidentified personalities attending the inauguration of the steam locomotive.

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    Unknown celebrities at inauguration of new train 'Liverpool Street'. Location of events unknown.

    Shots of rail track. A sign posted in the middle of the track reads, 'ENGINE'. M/S of two men (one is smoking a pipe) inspecting the steam locomotive. C/U of the wheel of the steam engine. L/S of train pulling carriages into station. L/S of people standing on platform as train approaches. Several similar shots follow. M/Ss of the two unidentified celebrities with railway workers. Various shots of the men inspecting train.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Old negatives
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1910 - 1919
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:04:49:00 / 01:08:10:00
    ON 210 G

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  1. Unknown user says

    "inauguration of new train 'Liverpool Street'." - the train isn't called "Liverpool Street" that sign on the engine is simply a destination board.

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  2. Unknown user says

    This was filmed in October 1920 when Great Eastern Railway class M15R no.96 was fitted with the Regan electro-mechanical train control system, and underwent trials on the Fairlop Loop. For the trial the loco was fitted with a speed control to one of the radial trailing wheels in addition to the automatic stop device. As the GER was already using the Sykes system the trials progressed no further.

    An article on the trial was published in The Railway Magazine of November 1920 illustrated with photos similar to this film. The article notes those present included the inventor Mr J B Regan, Mr J H Thomas M.P, various chief officers of the GER, signal engineers of several other railways, signalling experts and representatives of the technical and general press.

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