• Short Summary

    Smoother, safer travel...that's British Railways claims for their latest automation device. VISNEWS recently filmed the?

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    Smoother, safer travel...that's British Railways claims for their latest automation device. VISNEWS recently filmed the equipment that will improve the widely-criticised BR service. It's contained in a specially-built coach.

    What gangers - rain inspectors - take days to do - walking along miles of line, checking defects - the 'Automation Coach' accomplishes in a couple hours.

    Probes beneath the coach measure the slightest fault - variations in track width, curve and banking angle.

    A moving chart records the measurements, enabling engineers to carry out repairs and alterations in the minimum of time.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1CD53GEHAA47V4DB4A62J538Q
    Media URN:
    VLVA1CD53GEHAA47V4DB4A62J538Q
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/06/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:29:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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