• Short Summary

    A novel way of getting home from the quarry in Port Madoc and the oldest light railway in Germany.

  • Description

    Title reads: "Railway Curiosities".

    At Port Madoc in North Wales we see men riding down a hill on their way home from a quarry on little metal bars with three wheels. They sit on the bars that run over the inner quarry truck tracks and ride to the foot of the hill. The men stop at the bottom by means of a hand brake on their poles. An obviously staged accident shows one man coming off the track and several others toppling off after him.

    Various shots of a train moving along the oldest light railway in Germany, near the district of Bonn. The train runs on a track on the edge of a main road and passes houses and taverns on its way through the town.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1056.21
    Media URN:
    37252
    Group:
    Pathetones
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    05/08/1935
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:29:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:41:38:00 / 01:43:07:00
    Canister:
    PT 280

Comments (1)

  1. narrowgauge says

    The quarrymen age going home from the Craig Ddu slate quarry, near Blaenau Festiniog.

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