Quaint Railways 1933 British Pathe Newsreel

Quaint Railways 1933 British Pathe preview https://youtu.be/3wLlrreh6uY

A couple of screenshots of this Littleworth Peterborough area light railway which looks WW1 vintage. The driver wears what looks like Army Surplus battle dress.

https://www.railwaymagazine.co.uk/2472/from-our-archive-lazarus-lines-same-railway-different-location/

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Littleworth_railway_station

Similar light potato or farm railways

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lincolnshire_potato_railways

http://www.davesrailpics.bravehost.com/nocton/nocton.htm

http://www.davesrailpics.bravehost.com/lclr/lclr.htm

Well worth watching …

https://youtu.be/3wLlrreh6uY

Author: 26soldiersoftin

Hello I'm Mark Mr MIN, Man of TIN. Based in S.W. Britain, I'm a lifelong collector of "tiny men" and old toy soldiers, whether tin, lead or childhood vintage 1960s and 1970s plastic figures. I randomly collect all scales and periods and "imagi-nations" as well as lead civilians, farm and zoo animals. I enjoy the paint possibilities of cheap poundstore plastic figures as much as the patina of vintage metal figures. Befuddled by the maths of complex boardgames and wargames, I prefer the small scale skirmish simplicity of very early Donald Featherstone rules. To relax, I usually play solo games, often using hex boards. Gaming takes second place to making or convert my own gaming figures from polymer clay (Fimo), home-cast metal figures of many scales or plastic paint conversions. I also collect and game with vintage Peter Laing 15mm metal figures, wishing like many others that I had bought more in the 1980s ...

2 thoughts on “Quaint Railways 1933 British Pathe Newsreel”

  1. Really interesting pictures,both moving and still. I liked the almost garden lawnmower vibe of the potato train. What a big dog too, initially thought it must be a pony! Inspiration and a timely reminder to move the garden railway forward…

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    1. I thought of your garden light railway when watching this. I think the big dog and big normal railway engine were deliberately and oddly included to show how small the potato / light railways were. Then followed randomly by the model railway indoors to suggest the potato railway was just a big version of a toy train.

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