A Steam Train Passes

A Steam Train Passes

A Steam Train Passes is an Australian 1974 short film set in the 1940s, featuring the construction and operation of locomotive 3801.


The opening sequence is a 1943 black-and-white Cinesound newsreel Monarch of the Rails showing the locomotive being built. The film then changes to colour and shows the locomotive at the Enfield Locomotive Depot, then the home of the New South Wales Rail Transport Museum. The fireman lights the fire and the driver inspects the locomotive. When ready the locomotive is turned on the turntable.