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Crewe Works In 1938

| June 12, 2013 0 Comments More

crewe-150Long-time Z scaler Jeffrey White sent a YouTube link along to Rob Kluz and me last night that I wanted to share. With a length of just 15 minutes, it’s an amazing look back at one corner of the world just prior to WWII.

From the YouTube description of this video:

Building a full size LMS (London, Midland and Scottish Railway) locomotive at Crewe Engine Works in England during 1938 – this is a truly amazing piece of old film footage showing how things used to be done in England just before the outbreak of World War II.

I do admit to having a big soft spot for this kind of nostalgia, of course as a history buff I realize it’s easy to be nostalgic sitting in front of my Macintosh surrounded by all the comfortable, modern trappings.

As an historical aside, just two years after this film was shot, the Blitz bombs would fall not far from this very railway facility. The bombs dropped in Crewe actually targeted the Rolls Royce factory where engines for the Spitfire, among other military planes, were produced.

I’ve removed the annotations that are often displayed on every square inch of many YouTube videos but unfortunately, I couldn’t remove the ad that appears about 10 seconds in to the video. It’s easy enough to click-off the ad though.

Thanks for the link Jeffrey.

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