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JCitron
March 31st, 2012, 12:08 PM
The London Midland & Scottish Railway (LMS) takes us into the Crewe workshops to watch a Princess Royal Class steam locomotive being built. The locomotive seen during the film is no. 6207, named "Princess Arthur of Connaught".


http://youtu.be/YblqWGmIYTg


This is totally fascinating It shows how much work goes into building a steam locomotive, the number of men working, and the outcome. Notice the lack of safety equipment such as guards, glasses, and ear protection!

John

captainkman
March 31st, 2012, 03:40 PM
I love these types of videos, and that's one I have not seen yet. Thanks for posting!

mezzoprezzo
March 31st, 2012, 07:03 PM
Thanks from me as well.

I also love these old films. Not only are they very informative they're a great source of trackside detail for route building.

After watching your link I viewed a couple more. This one is a great one for old rural landscapes and signalling. The cow on the line is a classic! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Rso8GbZJOE&feature=related

Thanks again.

Cheers
Casper

captainkman
March 31st, 2012, 07:11 PM
Thanks from me as well.

I also love these old films. Not only are they very informative they're a great source of trackside detail for route building.

After watching your link I viewed a couple more. This one is a great one for old rural landscapes and signalling. The cow on the line is a classic! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Rso8GbZJOE&feature=related

Thanks again.

Cheers
Casper
I just moved on to part 2 of that signalling video before you posted part 1!

Jananton
April 3rd, 2012, 09:59 AM
The cow on the line is a classic!
The cow deserves an oscar for natural play. The two chaps, a little overacted I'd say. :hehe:

Greetings from sunny Amsterdam,

Jan

wheelsonfire
April 6th, 2012, 06:47 AM
Thanks for posting this John. Fascinating to watch but also a little sad. Have we, in Britain, lost these skills?

mezzoprezzo
April 7th, 2012, 12:44 PM
Thanks for posting this John. Fascinating to watch but also a little sad. Have we, in Britain, lost these skills?

I guess that the heritage railways keep a lot of these skills to a degree. The infrastructure available at the time the OP film was made is no longer available which must be why renovation and repairs cost so much these days.

It's great that these old films were made in such detail. I wonder if they are still used these days to train the heritage staff?

Here's a very detailed video on routine cleaning maintenance (http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&feature=endscreen&v=9fWnjd2eftY). It must surely have a value today with its simple explanations and editing.