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    Item title reads - The robot rail-layer. L.N.E.R. put in service novel British designed and made rail track layer - it picks up old and lays half a mile of new track in a working day! Cambridge, Cambridgeshire.

    L/S of the giant machine moving along the tracks, it looks like a cross between a bridge and a conveyor belt! M/S as it brings the old rail up on ropes and stores it underneath itself. M/S as the new rail is moved along on a conveyor belt to the end of the machine and lowered onto the railway. Various shots as the rails are pulled into place and attached to the next section, M/S as a man uses a big spanner to tighten the join. C/U of a circular saw cutting through the excess wood at the side.

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    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    03/04/1930
    Sound:
    Silent
    Media URN:
    18933
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    822.23
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:01:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:55:13:00 / 01:57:06:00
    Canister:
    G 1699
    Sort Number:
    G 1699
  • Appears in...

    Categories
    Science & Technology Trade & Industry
    WorkSpaces
    Railways to 1939 Tape 1 Railways 1930s
  • Stills

    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

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