• Short Summary

    The world's biggest portable scenic railway undergoes first running test.

  • Description

    Battersea, London.

    GV. The Big Dipper, the world's biggest portable scenic railway (roller-coaster), part of the Festival of Britain 1951. LV. Double bend of Big Dipper. SV. Towards, man inspecting track before the first run. CU. Man inspecting track. CU. Man's hands on track, pan up to man. LV. Crowded first train. SV. Walking shot, crowded train. CU. Pathe cameraman Jordan with camera, filming. SV. Hawser running over pulley to hoist train up first gradient. LV. Train moving along track. CU. Man in carriage. SV. Towards, carriage taking dip. LV. Pan, carriage under way. GV. From carriage, of track ahead. CU. Jordan taking pictures. LV. Towards, carriage going down dip and up gradient. GV. Travel shot from carriage. LV. Angle shot, carriage going past camera. CU. Man looking up. MV. Pan, carriage about to take dip. LV. Towards, train taking double hump.

    (Orig.Neg.)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1439.20
    Media URN:
    46945
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    19/02/1951
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:27:15:00 / 01:28:23:00
    Canister:
    51/15

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