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David and Goliath

A gleaming giant of steam and its cute Lilliputian cousin are an even match in this newsreel battle of the trains

Non-Fiction 1926 1 mins Silent


When it comes to audience pulling power, it's an even match between these contrasting newsreel stories of Britain’s most powerful steam locomotive and its smallest working model train. One of a class of locos named after navy Admirals, the Lord Nelson is seen here in all its magnificence on its first run from Waterloo. The pocket-sized model has a different appeal – as the expressions on the faces of the grown-up riders reveal.