• Short Summary

    Ecuador forges final rail link between its capital Quito and the Pacific.

  • Description

    Ecuador, South America.

    Shot from train driver's cabin, going through tunnel. From driver's cabin, passing workmen. SCU. Surveyors looking through level. SCU. Workmen working on timber bridge - pan down to rocks. Side view of workmen working on temporary bridge. CU. Drill boring into rock. GV. Blasting. GV. Pile being hammered into ground. SLV. Man standing on girders being pulled across on cable and suddenly he slips and nearly loses his balance. SCU. Workmen laying rails. CU. Workman hammering and bolting limes to timber. SLV. Train by camera. View from driver cabin - two cows running away from train. Shot from guards' van of train coming towards camera.

    (F.G.) (Orig "I")

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    555.15
    Media URN:
    31336
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    03/11/1955
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:16:12:00 / 01:17:01:00
    Canister:
    55/88

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