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The Official Film of the Railway Centenary
The Official Film of the Railway Centenary

The Official Film of the Railway Centenary 1925


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The Official Film of the Railway Centenary 1925

17 mins United Kingdom

1n 1825 George Stephenson made and drove the first passenger locomotive. In 1925 the London and North Eastern Railway presented a historical parade and tableaux to illustrate the subsequent development of the railways. Debenhams of York were commissioned to record the proceedings, making this film record a candidate for one of the earliest films sponsored by a railway company. This version is complete with its original tints, meaning that for the first time in decades the film can be seen as Debenhams had originally intended.

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