• Short Summary

    Largest lorry in the world carries large steam locomotive, Liverpool, Merseyside.

  • Description

    Liverpool, Merseyside.

    Full titles read: "WORLD'S LARGEST LORRY - Mammoth machine transporter carries 82-ton Locomotive - one of 14 - for shipment to India."

    L/S of the large lorry moving slowly forward in large yard. M/S of the large steam train, an ex-NWR 2-8-0, on the trailer. The writing on the side of the locomotive reads, "VULCAN - LOCOMOTIVES". L/S locomotive being attached to cables being slowly moved down the lorries trailer to waiting ship in the dock.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    814.37
    Media URN:
    18800
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    30/01/1930
    Sound:
    sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:56:19:00 / 01:57:09:00
    Canister:
    G 1681

Comments (4)

  1. jamied says

    The vehicle doing the pulling, (Reg. No. KD 9168), is a Scammell 100-ton Tractor, in the livery of Marston Road Services. (The vehicle is now housed at the British Commercial Vehicle Museum).

    The locomotive being transported is ex-NWR 2-8-0 engine Number 2654.

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  2. jamied says

    More footage of this very same vehicle can be seen in clip 669.05.

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  3. jamied says

    Yet more footage of it in clips 824.02 and 871.18.

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  4. British Pathé says

    Thanks.

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