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We posted General Repair last week and before that A Study In Steel and many of you enjoyed both of them and have asked us for more, so this is the third film in the series that we are going to share with you. Follow along as it is a little slow at the start, but well worth the time to watch it on through to the end.
This week we will move into the care and feeding of a locomotive, as a young lad starts out at the bottom of the trade as a cleaner. The cleaners do just that, as periodically a locomotive in England was cleaned and polished. Harry Truin also attends classes and goes onto learn the trade of being a fireman, where he feeds the boiler with coal and attends to the other duties necessary to help the driver.
In this film we will also watch as Jim Hawkins already trained as a fireman, moves onto the next stage of his career, that of learning how to operate a locomotive and become a driver. Follow along as it gives us a very interesting view of a much different time.
Study In Steel – 1935 London Midland & Scottish Railway – Watch the “Princess Arthur of Connaught” being built
We have not featured anything steam-powered recently and this post should more than make up for it. We were fortunate to find a fascinating series of films produced by The London, Midland and Scottish Railway (LMS). They take us into the Crewe workshops to watch a Princess Royal Class steam locomotive being built. The locomotive seen during the film is no. 6207 and was named “Princess Arthur of Connaught”.
In the film you will be able to witness some extraordinary scenes showing the casting of huge iron and steel castings. Also featured is the art of forging alloy steel to produce the many high-strength parts needed in locomotive practice.
All of the interesting manufacturing details shown here, all relate to the automobile, as what was learned in early locomotive construction, was then applied to the motor car. If you enjoy this film take a moment to send us a comment and if enough of you reply, it we will show more of the series in the future. You can learn much more about the LMS here.
Preview photos (below) of some of the scenes that you will see on this outstanding film.
An interesting and humorous Buster Keaton steam boat silent film to enjoy. Watch as Buster does his best to entertain and also evade the law at the same time. He was a master at his craft and we will show more of him next week.