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The Southern Railway Runs a Special! ...To Their Flower Show at Raynes Park

Pint-sized propulsion on a miniature steam railway delights the young and old

Non-Fiction 1929 1 mins Silent


You could walk there in half the time, but this pocket steam rocket is really the only way to travel. The idea of a portable railway – assembled at the fete, fair or gala occasion of your choosing – is just the outlandish challenge required for the more determined hobbyist. As seen in this newsreel, Southern Miniature Railways mimicked the full-sized steamers down to the smallest detail. The tickets must have been tiny…