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  • Miniature Railway (1936)

    🎬British Pathé – A small scale railway carries passengers around the grounds of a large house. Shots of a steam engine starting off along the track. It looks real but as the shot widens we see that it is a scale model and is being driven by a young child sitting in the cab. The miniature railway was started by the brothers Holder in the 1890s. Various shots around the mini railway - there are several engines, engine sheds. lots of track etc. The carriages are big enough to carry adults. Shots of two men in a workshop doing repairs to the wheels of a train. Various shots of the trains on their 10 1/4 inch gauge tracks. We see a young Miss Mary Cook feeding coal to the boiler before she drives the train off along the tracks from the engine shed. Various nice shots from on board the train as it travels around the extensive grounds of the house
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  • MOTOR MUSEUM OPENED (1959)

    🎬British Movietone - Veteran cars (key). GV Beaulieu - people in grounds. LS same - car in f/g. MS tram in the museum. CU Lord Montagu and his fiancée - Belinda Crossley. Closer Belinda Crossley. Same - greeting late Mike Hawthorn's mother. MS greeting Mr & Mrs Stirling Moss. MS S Moss with Raymond Mays. CU Tony Brooks. CU Lord Brabazon. Longer - same unveils tablet. CU tablet. MS veteran car. TS same. Another - same. FS another line of veteran cars. MS Leo Villa looking at Sir Malcolm Campbell's 1921 Sunbeam. CU same - engine. MS Stirling Moss with Sir Henry Seagrave's 1929 'Golden Arrow'. CU 'Golden Arrow'. CU tribute plaque to Mike Hawthorn & Peter Collins. MS the cars they once raced. MS Alfa Romeo - next to Hawthorn's Le Mans Jaguar. Pan - veteran car drives past. Closer another s.....
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  • MOTOR MUSEUM OPENED (1959)

    🎬British Pathé – Veteran cars (key). GV Beaulieu - people in grounds. LS same - car in f/g. MS tram in the museum. CU Lord Montagu and his fiancée - Belinda Crossley. Closer Belinda Crossley. Same - greeting late Mike Hawthorn's mother. MS greeting Mr & Mrs Stirling Moss. MS S Moss with Raymond Mays. CU Tony Brooks. CU Lord Brabazon. Longer - same unveils tablet. CU tablet. MS veteran car. TS same. Another - same. FS another line of veteran cars. MS Leo Villa looking at Sir Malcolm Campbell's 1921 Sunbeam. CU same - engine. MS Stirling Moss with Sir Henry Seagrave's 1929 'Golden Arrow'. CU 'Golden Arrow'. CU tribute plaque to Mike Hawthorn & Peter Collins. MS the cars they once raced. MS Alfa Romeo - next to Hawthorn's Le Mans Jaguar. Pan - veteran car drives past.

    British Movietone News ran in the United Kingdom from 1929 to 1986.
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  • REFRESHMENT CARS AGAIN ON THE SOUTHERN (1946)

    🎬British Movietone - Southern Railway have converted Refreshment Cars into Snack Bars. Train pulls out of station. CU Refreshment Car on side of carriage. Interior - passenger at bar being served with whisky and sandwiches, also other passenger having drinks brought to them at their seats. Shots of people seated in carriage drinking.

    British Movietone News ran in the United Kingdom from 1929 to 1986.
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  • RIDE AN AIR-CUSHION (1962)

    🎬British Movietone - It's the Westland SRN2 again for the first public demonstration over the Solent. Mr Peter Lamb, Chief Test Pilot for Saunders Roe was at the controls, and it wasn't long before the latest "Hoverbus" was bidding up to 60 miles an hour. She can carry up to 66 passengers, and the verdict, a very comfortable ride, with no more than slight pitch and roll. A number of American Naval experts were on this trip. So was the hovercraft's designer.

    British Movietone News ran in the United Kingdom from 1929 to 1986.
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  • RIDING ON AIR (1964)

    🎬British Movietone - At Hythe by Southampton Water a full scale experiment is underway - Development Engineer Anthony Plunkett takes control of a rather ungainly contraption. Although it weighs three tons, air pressure raises it half an inch off the ground, allowing it to be pushed along with one finger. Enclose it in a aerodynamic shell and you have a hovertrain which could travel at a comfortable 200 mph.

    British Movietone News ran in the United Kingdom from 1929 to 1986.
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