1926 Film of LNER Steam Locomotives, Rolling Stock, & Infrastructure

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1926 Film of LNER Steam Locomotives, Rolling Stock, & Infrastructure

Post by BH1530 » Wed Dec 27, 2017 3:52 pm

Gentlemen

Season's Greetings from the US. I came across the following film outtake of LNER steam while researching an online archive and thought I would pass it along. I apologize if this film has been previously posted.

The film was recorded in August 1926. The film description is as follows: Various scenes of trains outside of York, trains at Selby station and views of Arksey and Doncaster. Views of countryside between Rossington and Bawtry and a train crossing a tall trestle. Towns seen from passing train include Retford; Grantham; Bend; Huntingdon; Hitchin.

The link to the film: https://mirc.sc.edu/islandora/object/usc%3A34684

I hope it proves helpful!

Buddy Hill
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Re: 1926 Film of LNER Steam Locomotives, Rolling Stock, & Infrastructure

Post by 52D » Wed Dec 27, 2017 5:56 pm

Slightly out of my main interest areas but a lovely film i think the "tall trestle" may be Welwyn Viaduct
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Post by R. pike » Wed Dec 27, 2017 6:51 pm

I reckon i saw Paxton, Cadwell and Digswell boxes in there.

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Post by john coffin » Wed Dec 27, 2017 7:07 pm

Fascinating pictures, some really nice, albeit a little small in some of the images. Really nice ex GNR stuff, and some good horse box trains too.

Definitely Welwyn Viaduct too.

Thanks for finding and posting this

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Post by Mickey » Wed Dec 27, 2017 9:42 pm

A very interesting piece of archive film, it starts off with a few scenes around Hitchin and later on passes through Hitchin again but in the meantime goes over a wide area of the LNER including Welwyn viaduct, Peterborough Crescent Junction before crossing the river Nene and Rossington south of Doncaster plus a number of locations on the former NER as well.

Thanks Paul.

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Post by JASd17 » Wed Dec 27, 2017 10:07 pm

Certainly Hitchin around 13 minutes in.

Some excellent footage.

What about Selby as a potential location for the NER 4-4-0 shot, 3.5 minutes in?

Wow, many thanks to the poster of the link Buddy Hill.

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Post by giner » Wed Dec 27, 2017 11:31 pm

Very enjoyable. Thanks. There was a right old mixture of carriage stock back then. It almost seems like whatever was lying about would be gathered up and formed into a train.

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Post by Mickey » Thu Dec 28, 2017 1:31 am

Was Hitchin South (box) completely re-built at a later date?. At 26-28 seconds in from the start there is a brief shot of Hitchin South and the box in the film doesn't look like the same box that was there during the 1950s-1970s?.

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Re: 1926 Film of LNER Steam Locomotives, Rolling Stock, & Infrastructure

Post by Trestrol » Thu Dec 28, 2017 8:58 am

JASd17 wrote:
Wed Dec 27, 2017 10:07 pm
Certainly Hitchin around 13 minutes in.

Some excellent footage.

What about Selby as a potential location for the NER 4-4-0 shot, 3.5 minutes in?

Wow, many thanks to the poster of the link Buddy Hill.

John
I wondered if the NER 4-4-0 shot was at Heaton Newcastle with Chillingham pub in the background.

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Re: 1926 Film of LNER Steam Locomotives, Rolling Stock, & Infrastructure

Post by 50C » Thu Dec 28, 2017 9:59 am

Just to confirm that the view 3.5minutes into the film is of Selby. The loco looks like a D17 or D22 of which Selby had a few on the books around that time.

The train has just left Selby station, crossed the River Ouse and is heading north into the large BOCM complex. It is on the down fast which suggests it is heading to York, trains for Hull or Bridlington usually took the down slow.All three lines diverged just to the north of the BOCM at Barlby signalbox.

Great piece of film.

Happy New Year to one and all.

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Re: 1926 Film of LNER Steam Locomotives, Rolling Stock, & Infrastructure

Post by Woodcock29 » Fri Dec 29, 2017 12:04 am

Many thanks for this link - I haven't even watched it all yet but of most interest is the carriage stock - a lot of wonderful Howldens in the early part at least.
Thanks once again.
Andrew

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