Key scene. MS Mr Marples presents Dr Beeching to the Queen. MS crowd. MS the Queen gets on train (2 shots) train pulls out. MS Queen goes in train. MCU the Queen. GV control tower. MS Queen in control tower. MS wagon. MS railway lines. MCU Queen and men. MS trucks. MS Queen receives model train (2 shots). SEE STORY NUMBER 83922/2 FOR CUTS
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Mr Marples, Minister of Transport, presented Dr Beeching and his deputy, Sir Philip Warter to the Queen who visited the Eastern Region of British Railways. Her Majesty went from Liverpool Street Station to Stratford, and the first stop was to look at diesel engines at the maintenance depot. Then, to the control tower at the Temple Mills Marshalling Yard. During the visit, the Queen accepted a model engine for the Prince of Wales.