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    Various shots of the world's smallest railway.

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    Various shots of the people watching the world's smallest train moving along track. Several shots of the train speeding along track, a man is seen looking through window, he is leaning forward, quite uncomfortably it seems. Little locomotive entering station, people looking on. Several shots of the children, with some adults, looking through windows of moving train. Various shots of the crowd around the small locomotive at station, two town Mayors are seen surrounded by people. Two Mayors shake hands. Train in station, boy waves a flag and train is off. Several shots of the train speeding along track and some travel shots from train of the countryside. Women cleaning little locomotive, woman wiping wheels. More shots of the little train travelling.

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1940 - 1949
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:03:04:00 / 01:04:56:00
    UN 1359 G

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  1. Unknown user says

    The railway featured here is the Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway (RH&DR;).

    The title of this clip is confusing, as rather than showing closure of the line, the footage of the two mayors at 00:57 shows them re-opening part of the line in 1946. (The line had, though, been closed during WWII).

    In that respect I think what we have here are off-cuts from clip 1376.09, which features that re-opening ceremony. Other scenes in this clip, such as the lady cleaning the wheels of the train, also appear in that other clip.

    I believe, then, that the clip's date range should be changed to 1946.

    The railway is still going strong today. Here's a link to their website......

    The engine featured heavily during this clip is the line's No. 8 locomotive, named "Hurricane", built in 1927.

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