Road Railers Aka Land Rover Road-Rail Vehicle 1961

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    Solihull, Warwickshire.

    M/S of caterpillar wheels going through mud. M/S of caterpillar wheels driving away from the camera. M/S of a Land Rover with "caterpillar tracks" instead of wheels driving through a pool of water. The caterpillar tracks are useful for "really rough country". C/U of the driver. M/S of the Land Rover coming towards the camera along a muddy track. Panning shot of the vehicle going through woodland away from the camera.

    Panning shot of the Land Rover driving past two women on bicycles, around a corner into a goods railway yard. The narrator points out that, in addition to the caterpillar tracks, the vehicle has an extra set of wheels at the front. M/S of the Land Rover driving onto railway tracks. M/S of the vehicle parking over the tracks. The hydraulically operated bogie wheels are lowered from the front of the vehicle - "impenetrable country inspired this further addition to the vehicle's collection of spare parts". M/S of the bogie wheels touching the tracks. C/U of the driver's hands operating levers inside the vehicle. C/U of the bogie wheels touching the tracks. M/S of the vehicle driving towards the camera along the tracks on the bogie wheels. High angle C/U of the bogie wheels sliding along the track. M/S of the Land Rover along the tracks towards the camera. M/S of the Land Rover rolling away from the camera along the tracks. C/U of the driver. Point of view shot from the driver's seat, looking down the tracks. C/U of the driver. Panning shot of the Land Rover on the tracks. The narrator jokes that "if we all did it we'd have another traffic problem. We might even see stations cluttered up with parking meters".

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    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    13/11/1961
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    2962
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    159.17
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration
    00:01:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:42:45:00 / 01:44:42:00
    Canister:
    CP 359
    Sort Number:
    CP 359
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