The second newsreel we found is about the Kent Coast Electrification which is called "Bringing the sea closer".
Again it is from 1957 and shows a lot of the work involved in the upgrading of the lines in the Kent area.
Early on there is a nice shot of Hastings unit 1002 at Charing Cross followed by a few cab shots. Its not about the DEMU's but I feel the shots of 1002 warrants it being here
The engine room of 1002.
The "Thumpers" have never really been featured in films or TV programmes but there are a couple of the Pathe Newsreels from 1957 which feature Hastings Units.
We have taken the screen shots from the newsreels and used those as a direct link to the Pathe site
The first is a newsreel called "Trains Old and New" which shows the then new Hastings unit 1005 depart from Eastleigh