Reactor On Tow 1959

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    Title reads: "Reactor on Tow".

    Bradwell, Essex.

    Various shots of Bradwell Nuclear Power Station. Various shots of police car escorting tractor towing new heat exchanger through small village. C/U notice on top of police car reading: "Wide Load". The convoy travels very slowly, a man stands in front guiding it. More shots of convoy on the move. C/U driver and his mate in the tractor cabin, looking a bit nervous. Various shots convoy rounding a bend, going through the gates and towards the power station. More shots of the power station with ships at sea in distance. L/S of reactor on trailer.

    Note: letter concerning story on file.

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    British Pathé
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    01:18:04:00 / 01:19:05:00
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  • "tractor towing new heat exchanger" - the vehicle doing the towing is a Rotinoff Super Atlantic tractor.

    jamied 6th Mar 2014

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