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  • Short Summary

    Tyneside sees the launch of a massive ferry to carry trains from Nanking to Pukow in China.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Walker-on-Tyne. China's first Train Ferry - for service between Nanking & Pukow - capable of carrying 21 waggons on 3 rail tracks of 300 feet each - launched by Mdme. Quo Tai Chi."

    Walker-on-Tyne, Tyne and Wear.

    Various shots of the massive train ferry in the shipbuilding yard.

    Men remove the wooden piles that hold the ship in place.

    High angle shot of the launching ceremony. The gathered guests bow in respect to Madame Quo Tai Chi. A bottle is smashed against the side of the ship. Side view of the stern of the ship as it moves away.

    Back view of the ship heading down the runway to the water. A crowd of people look on.

    Two shot of Chinese woman (Presumably Madame Quo) and English woman with flowers.

    Sound Track Missing.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    685.11
    Media URN:
    5181
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    17/10/1932
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:13:38:00 / 01:14:36:00
    Canister:
    32/83

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