• Short Summary

    Old and new trains in celebration of 125 year anniversary of German railways.

  • Description

    Location: Germany.

    Story about 125 year anniversary of German railway.

    CU. Portrait of William Wilson of England, the first engine driver in Germany. CU. Folder belonging to Wilson opened to reveal notes inside. CU. Model of an Adler locomotive which was the first to open railway service between Nuremberg and Furth. CU. As hand opens one of the carriage doors. CU. Man in old style dress holding open carriage door of replica of the Adler locomotive.

    Overhead shot of crowds with umbrellas looking at the locomotive. CU. Man in old-style dress, holding little girl who is dressed likewise. MS. Locomotive pulls away surrounded by steam. MS. Small children waving flags. LS. Locomotive is driven along with driver wearing top hat, bow tie, etc. MS. Crowd of people waving, dressed in old style. CU. Train passes camera with passengers waving from carriages. Two shots as ghostlike figure walks across railway lines. CU. Man in period costume enters carriage of modern train and looks in amazement at the difference between the two trains, including doors which open and close automatically.

    Good shots taken from train as it travels at speed through tunnel and along line. CU. Man in period costume looking at watch. CU. Speedometer showing 140. MS. Man looks down onto busy railway yard below. MS. As he walks into control room. LS. Looking down onto busy railway yard. CU. Man at panel of switches. Three CU. shots of diesel trains passing camera. MS. Diesel train passes the man, he raises his hat. CU. MS. as the man replaces his hat, then walks to look at picture of old locomotive, then walks out of picture. (Comb.F.G.)

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:28:31:00 / 01:30:25:00
    UN 3438 E

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