• Short Summary

    Demonstration of a device which enables cars to use closed railway lines.

  • Description

    Westerham, Kent.

    GV. Derelict Westerham railway station. GV. Derelict Westerham station, showing grass growing up on the lines. CU. Sign 'Westerham Railway Headquarters'. LV. Car is driven onto railmobile. CU. As the back wheels of the car roll onto the rollers. LV. As the car is secured on the railmobile at the back. SV. Pan, the straps securing the car at the front. CU. As the back wheel of the car starts to turn the rollers. SV. From under the railmobile, showing the chains driving the wheels as it moves away. GV. The railmobile comes in to a station. CU. Guard holding out flags. SV. Three girls push the hood of the car back. SV. As they get into the car. CU. The guard closes the car door. LV. Signal going into the up position. SV. Pan, as the railmobile moves away from the station past camera - it picks up speed. LV. From the railmobile, signal man waving. GV. As the car moves along the track. LV. Pan, workers on a building site waving. CU. The girl driver laughing and chatting to her friends, not even holding the steering wheel. GV. The overgrown track as the car moves along. CU. Pan, the three girls sitting in the car. GV. The car draws up to station. CU. Station name "Brasted". LV. The railmobile draws into the station.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:45:30:00 / 01:46:50:00

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