Glimpse history through old images of Marylebone Station, in the City of Westminster, in London’s West End.
Double Decker Train (1949)
Double decker trains have never taken off in Britain, but they were tried out even back in 1949, the age of steam.
Double-Deck Train (1949)- British Pathé on YouTube
New Locomotive (1951)
Mr. Alfred Barnes, the Minister of Transport, attended the preparations and christening ceremony for the first Standard Locomotive for British Railways, called the Britannia.
It was all filmed for a Gaumont British News item.
Christening of a new locomotive at Marylebone Station (1951) – British Pathé on YouTube
New Diesel Locomotive (1959)
As the new diesel locomotive ‘Scafell Pike’ pulls into the station, we get a very brief glimpse at some of the nearby buildings.
Latest Diesel Locomotive (1959)- British Pathé on YouTube
Diesel Pullam (1960)
The first Diesel Pullman left Marylebone in 1960.
First Diesel Pullman (1960) – British Pathé on YouTube
Rolling Stock Exhibition (1961)
In 1961, Marylebone’s railway rolling stock exhibition held a range of steam locomotives and carriages, including the Mallard, which had attained a world speed record of 126 miles per hour on 3rd July 1938.
Railway Rolling Stock Exhibition At Marylebone (1961) – British Pathé on YouTube
Electric Train (1964)
The new electric train, the xp64, leaves Marylebone railway station, which also gives a quick glimpse of some of the nearby buildings.
Train Of Tomorrow (1964) – British Pathé on YouTube
Kestrel Locomotive (1968)
The 4000 HP Kestrel was a new diesel locomotive built by Hawker Siddeley, here shown at Marylebone Station.
It didn’t get into production, but this newsreel has a nice shot from the station platform of the nearby buildings.
New Locomotive Aka 4000 Hp Kestrel Locomotive (1968) – British Pathé on YouTube
Model Train (1969)
This short footage shows a miniature version of a new proposed passenger train, demonstrated on a model railway track.
The reel is labelled Marylebone, so was presumably at British Rail premises somewhere near the railway station.
British Passenger Train (1969) – British Pathé on YouTube
Steam Trains in the 1960s
This is spectacular footage of Marylebone’s platforms in the age of the steam train, even if it’s only a few seconds before the high rise buildings of London are left behind.
1960s UK Trains, Marylebone Station – Kinolibrary on YouTube
Marylebone Station in 1985
I’ve started the embed link to this 9 minute film at 4:19 in, so it should start playing at the point the railway station appears.
Marylebone Road | 1980’s London | Streets of London | 1985 – ThamesTv on YouTube
Extract from: A Pictorial and Descriptive Guide to London and Its Environs
With Two Large Section Plans of Central London…, pubished by Ward, Lock & Company, Limited
Published in 1819
A quarter of a mile to the west of Baker Street is Marylebone
Station, the terminus of the Great Central Railway, fronted
by the handsome Great Central Hotel, used during the War as a
hospital for officers.