• Short Summary

    Strange predictions of trains with wings and propellors - demonstrated on model railway.

  • Description

    Introductory intertitle: "With the successful trials of the rapid "Zepp train", Germany is experimenting further with various units to ascertain the most efficient shape for high speed transit."

    High angle shot of a model railway. A strange space age style vehicle is placed on the track - very rounded shape with a bullet shaped front. "Bodies and tracks may vary, but they all rely on propellers for tractive effort and speeds of 150 miles an hour are prophesied."

    A man pushes a strange vehicle along the track - it is a cross between a plane and a train - very weird and pretty comical. The vehicle begins to run along the track on its own power - it is a train with wings! It races a train - and wins. Various shots of the new vehicles passing in between modern trains - strange!

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1588.16
    Media URN:
    51134
    Group:
    Pathe sound pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    14/04/1932
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:34:47:00 / 01:35:52:00
    Canister:
    PSP 732

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