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  • Short Summary

    Footage of the new transportation invention the Rail Plane.

  • Description

    Rail Plane. Location of events unknown.

    Mass transportation invention. Blimp-shaped thing w/ propeller on each end moves back & forth along a raised track; seems to be hanging from a rail above it. There is a station built onto the platform; w/ long flights of steps leading up to it. The thing stops at the station and people get on and off.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Old negatives
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1920 - 1929
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:06:45:00 / 01:09:59:00
    ON 335 D

Comments (2)

  1. jamied says

    Seen here is the George Bennie Railplane System of Transport.

    The location is Milngavie, near Glasgow.

    Reducing the clip's current date range, the fully built prototype system seen here wasn't completed until the late 1920s. Therefore a date range of 1929-32 would be better fitting.

    Other British Pathe clips showcasing this system include 3181.07, 3181.06 and 715.09.

  2. jamied says

    The title should really read "Railplane".

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