• Short Summary

    A Garratt type locomotive pulls the world's largest railway wagon (220 feet) at L.N.E.R.'s demonstration of modern freight transport. Sheffield, Yorkshire.

  • Description

    Item title reads - World's largest railway wagon. 220 feet long, 56 wheels and weighing 150 tons - pulled by Garrett type locomotive, capable of drawing 1,000 tons at L.N.E.R.'s demonstration of modern freight transport. Sheffield, Yorkshire.

    M/S of a group of men stood in front of the LNER Class U1 4-cylinder Garratt locomotive, the camera pans along to the wagon. M/S as the Garratt locomotive pulls the wagon down the track. M/S as the camera moves down the length of the wagon. M/S as it makes its way along the track.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    824.06
    Media URN:
    18940
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    07/04/1930
    Sound:
    sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:24:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:09:34:00 / 01:10:58:00
    Canister:
    G 1700

Comments (2)

  1. jamied says

    Although the title card says "Garrett", the correct spelling is Garratt, (a garratt being a type of steam locomotive articulated in three parts).

    The locomotive seen is LNER Class U1 4-cylinder Garratt number 2395.

  2. British Pathé says

    Great - thanks!

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