A Century Of Progress - In Locomotion Orange Tint (1925)

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    Item title reads - 1825 - 1925. A century of progress in Locomotion. Look back a 100 years and see the first railway engine used on the Stockton-Darlington - the first railway line in the world. Darlington, Durham. C/U of the sign on the old engine which says '1. Locomotion 1825.' The engine is small with two shafts in the middle and a huge funnel on the front. M/S of the old engine, a man sits on it and rings a bell. Intertitle - '12 to 15 miles an hour was the highest speed.' M/S of the shafts moving up and down and the wheels rolling along. Intertitle - 'there were no sirens or steam whistles then.' C/U of the bell ringing. Intertitle - 'the tail lamp was a bucket of burning coal.' M/S of the coal bucket suspended from the back. Intertitle - 'Compare L.N.E.R. latest Express Pacific type 150 ton engine capable of 78 miles per hour!' M/S of the two engines side by side driving up the track and past the camera, the new sleek engine dwarfs the old one. M/S of the front of both the engines, they have stopped and the two drivers are talking to each other. M/S of the front of both engines again. Note: this item is tinted orange, there is a longer black and white version with the same title and containing some of the same footage on *PM0388*. 90,000 historic films, all SEARCHABLE on YouTube at: http://www.youtube.com/britishpathe Join us on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/britishpathe Tweet us @britishpathe FILM ID:388.12
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    Newcastle University (Youtube)
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    Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZ7RtNS96lM
    Resource type: Video
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 9 years, 11 months ago
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