• Short Summary

    Many attempts are needed to demolish an old hopper in railway siding. Austria.

  • Description

    Item title reads - Old Hopper dies hard.

    Several demolition attempts on old hopper in railway goods siding at Rozelle, Austria.

    M/S railway siding at Rozelle. M/S of the old hopper which is to be demolished. C/U caterpillar tracks of vehicle which is to try to pull the hopper down. M/S of the hopper. M/S of the towing vehicle as the cable snaps. M/S of the hopper still standing. C/U man trying to chop the supports down. C/U man drilling hole into the supports. C/U explosives being put into holes. M/S as explosives go off, it sags but still stands. M/S as more charges are detonated but it refuses to fall.

    M/S men trying to put out fire which has spread to grass land after they had tried to burn the hopper down. M/S of the hopper still standing as more explosives are detonated. M/S two chimpanzees in the tractor, pan to show cable attached to the hopper again. C/U as chimp pulls handle. M/S as it is finally pulled over and collapses. C/U as chimps hug each other.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:02:08:00 / 01:03:16:00

Comments (1)

  1. Unknown user says

    This is AUSTRALIA, not AUSTRIA! :-)

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