L&NWR Horse Cart and Bus - Video

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David Bond
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L&NWR Horse Cart and Bus - Video

Post by David Bond » Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:47 am

Having watched the incredible videos in the Carriages section as found by member rdb, I started having a wee search on BFI player and found the following that may also be of interest.

First up is a video which is entitled London Street Scene

https://player.bfi.org.uk/free/film/wat ... 900-online

In the first 30 seconds of this film are two interesting vehicles. First at around 8 seconds in is a 4 wheel, single horse cart, with "LONDON & NORTH WESTERN RAILWAY CO" marked on the side, with "258", presumably the cart number, and "BROAD ST STATION" painted on the lower plank.

Following the above horse cart at 11 seconds into the video is a real curoisity, a 4 wheel carriage which is marked on the rear panel "EUSTON STATION" , with the number in between the words obscured but may be 35. There does not seem to be any LNW/LNWR marking on the carriage, so was this a private Taxi which was attached to Euston Station, or was it an LNWR service which fpr sp,e reason they did not mark.

At 42 seconds in is another cart of interest, this time a PICKFORDS cart, which is marked "CARRIERS & AGENTS to the L&NWRY CO"

Second up is a video which was taken at the Colwyn Carnival in North Wales, the video entitled Carnival - Colwyn Bay?

https://player.bfi.org.uk/free/film/wat ... 920-online

At 3.53 seconds, a double decker bus carrying passengers moves into the picture on the left hand side heading up Station Road, going against the flow of the carnival. At 4 minutes in, about the clearest shot of the bus can be seen.

It is very much worth watching the video the end, as whilst the parade is passing under the railway bridges onto the promenade, at 4:48 minutes an unidentified open cab locomotive comes into view hauling a passenger train. The first vehicle looks to be a full brake, a 30' 1" perhaps, followed by I think 42ft carriages.

David Bond
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Re: L&NWR Horse Cart and Bus - Video

Post by David Bond » Tue Jan 21, 2020 11:56 am

And another video with this time a Fast Parcels Collecting Cart, 4 wheeled, single horse.

https://www.huntleyarchives.com/preview ... =1&itemx=5

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