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  • Description

    LS. The train travelling along top of banking. LS. (elevated) the train in motion. CU. Wheels moving along - passing camera. MS. Train in motion - pan down wheels going past.

    (Mute. Orig. Neg.)

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    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1951
    Sound:
    Mute
    Media URN:
    68727
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    2557.14
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:00:37:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:35:06:00 / 01:35:43:00
    Canister:
    UN 2370 F
    Sort Number:
    UN 2370 F
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    Categories
    Travel & Exploration
    WorkSpaces
    brockhouse uniline
  • Stills

    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

Comments (1)

  1. Busbloke says

    The Brockhouse Road Train: “The idea was taken up by J. Brockhouse & Co. Ltd. and the Executive Engineer of the Company,. Mr. R. E. Hagley, produced designs for a locomotive, vehicles, and track. The system was called the \"Uniline” and a demonstration was given at Mayfield in Sussex, where the experimental track was built, on 6 Apri1 1951. The track, as in the Indian trials, was some 3 ft. wide and the stock had a similar guiding system with vertical rollers at front and rear. All vehicles were fitted with pneumatic tyres. In the course of the demonstration on the half-mile track loads of 21 tons were hauled up a gradient of 1 in 15 at a speed of 41/2 m.p.h. Drawings lent to us by J. Brockhouse & Co. Ltd. show the locomotive used to have been, in railway parlance, a 2-4-2 with a 90-b.h.p. 4-cyl. diesel engine. It was 15 ft. 9 in. over the buffers, which were single and central, and the wheelbase was 10 ft; the leading and trailing wheels had tyres 24 in. x 7 in. and the driving wheel…

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