Railway Track Laying 1948

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    Waterloo Station, London.

    Railway workers lay preassembled units of track to minimise disruption for rail passengers.

    L/S of men working on track, a train passes in background. M/S of men lowering track into position. L/S of section of track being lowered to ground. M/S of crowd of onlookers. M/S of man lowering crane. L/S of completed section being raised and being moved towards position. C/U of man giving clear signal. More shots of completed sections of track being lowered into position. C/U of man tightening bolts. Various shots of man hammering rivet home. General shot of men working on sections of track.

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    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    18/10/1948
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    34159
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    1261.14
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:01:24:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:23:13:00 / 01:24:37:00
    Canister:
    NP 214
    Sort Number:
    NP 214
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