• Short Summary

    Southern Region of British Railways electrifies and modernise its Kent lines.

  • Description

    Rainham, Kent.

    FV. Going over railway lines. GV. Steam train going along tracks and under bridge away from the camera. SV. Diesel train standing in station. CU. Diesel engine, interior, the train is now moving. BV. Driver, train moving along. GV. Taken from back of train, work in progress on the railway lines. SV. Towards bridge and under, work taking place, probably at St Mary Cray and Swanley. SV. Interior of the train, Sir Philip Warter, chairman, and Mr C. P. Hopkins, General Manager of British Railways Southern Region, with his back to the camera, going along in train. GV. Towards work taking place on side of railway, large iron pieces being driven into ground. Rainham and Newington. GV. Sir Philip and others walking along temporary platform at Newington. CU. Pan mechanical digging machine with load of earth, pan to show other workers working on platform. SCU. Sir Philip and Mr Hopkins watching the work. SV. Crane for lifting concrete slabs in position for new platform. GV. Work with officials looking on. CU. Sir Philip and Mr Hopkins. GV. Construction on new platform taking place. GV. Sir Philip walking with Mr Hopkins towards and past camera.


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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:25:54:00 / 01:27:07:00

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