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Colour Film of Tidmouth Docks c.1962


Corbs

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FROM THE ARCHIVES Colour footage of various locos engaged in shunting at Tidmouth Docks in the early 1960s. Visible on the quayside are USATC S100 'Marcus', Bagnalls 'Liberty' and 'Atlantic' of the Tidmouth Docks Authority. North Western Railway 'Perseus' also makes an appearance, handling a private owner wagon rather roughly. In reality this is a bit of shunting filmed on Bob Edwardes' marvellous M Shed (Bristol) diorama at the Thornbury Model Railway Show last weekend. The locos were being run on a mix of DC and RC.

 

 

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Nice video Corbs. 

 

Sometimes I think modellers overdo the super slow crawl, shunting (from what I see of old film) was often carried out at a fair lick as depicted in that video. 

 

 

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8 hours ago, Dave John said:

Nice video Corbs. 

 

Sometimes I think modellers overdo the super slow crawl, shunting (from what I see of old film) was often carried out at a fair lick as depicted in that video. 

 

 

Thanks Dave.

There's an absolutely fantastic bit of film about the last days of steam at Sydney's Darling Harbour which features some spectacularly violent shunting in action, I'm not sure if knuckle couplers are more resistant to the shock or not but it made me wince!
 

 

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