• Short Summary

    Giant excavator moves from Atherstone in Warwickshire to Derby.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "GANGWAY PLEASE !"

    Derbyshire.

    Large excavator being drawn through street. This is the largest lead ever being transported by road in England. A car heading excavator with sign reading "Danger - heavy wide load." Excavator moving through village. Close up, travel shot, excavator on the move. Close up shot of the small wheels drawing excavator. Pan, excavator past camera. Top view, travel shot, towing tractors. Pan along group of people standing on edge of road. Excavator being drawn along country lane. Close up shot of a man standing on platform of towing tractor. Various shots of the excavator being drawn over narrow bridge. Back view of excavator moving along road after crossing bridge.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1428.02
    Media URN:
    46548
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    26/04/1948
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:52:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:01:40:00 / 01:02:32:00
    Canister:
    48/34

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    "largest lead" in the first line should read largest load.

    The excavator is being pulled by two Diamond T heavy haulage vehicles, in the livery of the famous moving company Pickfords.

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