The study group looking into the possibility of a tunnel under the Channel between Britain and France conducted an experiment, May 27.
GV Cars on train.
LV Car up ramp on to train.
BACK VIEW.. Train on to train.
CU Car toward, over camera.
SV Men roping up car.
CU Man adjusting chocks under wheel of car.
TV Of chocks.
SV Drivers of cars.
LV Cars loaded on to train.
SV Train ready to go off.
TRAVEL SHOT.. Of train moving off.
TRAVEL SHOT.. Of train passing buildings.
CU Driver seated in car on train.
TRAVEL SHOT.. Of car on train.
CU Driver seated in car reading.
TRAVEL SHOT.. Passing over river.
CU Sign 'Montereau' station.
SV Train stationary at Montereau.
CU TRAVEL SHOT.. Of car on train.
SV TRAVEL SHOT.. Of cars on train.
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Background: The study group looking into the possibility of a tunnel under the Channel between Britain and France conducted an experiment, May 27. Cars were loaded two-deep on to wagons for a trial run from the Gare de Lyon in Paris to Montereau.
It was to study passenger comfort. The experiment lasted 45 minutes, and the drivers stayed in their vehicles all the time.
Railway trucks used in the experiment are the ones now used by the French Railways for their new "auto-couchette" services.
For any shuttle service under the Channel, they would be adapted to protect vehicles and passenger from bad weather. Special floors would enable easy - and speedy - boarding and alighting.