Nation is paralysed due to rail strike.
GV. Empty railway tracks at Willesden Junction. GV. Lines of idle locomotives and railway trucks lined up in yards (2 shots). SV. Idle locomotives alongside sheds. GV. Empty railway trucks. LV. Lines of locomotives and goods trucks. SV. Group of pickets outside Willesden Junction station. GV. The A.S.L.E.F. (Associated Society of Locomotive Engineers and Firemen) headquarters at Hampstead. CU. Nameplate on gates "A.S.L.E.F." LV. Interior, executive committee of the A.S.L.E.F. round table. CU. Mr Albert Hallworth, Assistant General Secretary. SV. & LV. Committee round table. GV. Pan, showing empty Victoria station. LV. Empty King's Cross station and platform. LV. Empty station - continental side of Victoria station. SV. Porter's trolleys stacked together. LV. People sitting around on seats at Waterloo station, waiting. SV. Sailors waiting around. LV. Empty indicator board at Waterloo station. SV. Interior, Minister of Transport, John Archibald Boyd-Carpenter, studying papers in front of large map. CU. Boyd-Carpenter. GV. Crowds in Trafalgar Square walking about and sunning themselves. LV. People sitting around and looking at fountains in Trafalgar Square. SV. People on seats sunning themselves. SV. Small boy climbing on top of lion's head. SV. Coach leaving Victoria coach station. SV. People walking towards coach carrying bags. LV. Pan, line of people walking towards B.E.A. plane on tarmac at London Airport. SV. People stepping up into plane. SV. Cars coming along road and to a halt in traffic jam. CU. Sign on windscreen of car "Lift Car". SV. Man getting into car for a lift. SV. Cars driving along road. LV. Long line of people queuing up outside Morden underground station. SV. Morden station. LV. People standing and sitting on King's Cross platform waiting for a train. SV. Group of men on platform looking at notice. SV. Porter writing notice on board "10 a.m. train will leave from platform 6 for Edinburgh". SV. People passing through ticket barrier. SV. People walking down platform past train. LV. "The Flying Scotsman" leaving King's Cross Station.
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