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  • Short Summary

    Good footage of steam trains in operation in the 1920's.

  • Description

    Speed and Safety. Location of events unknown.

    Intertitles read: "Speed ! - the eternal striving to go one faster that the last one, whether in cars, planes, or trains.

    Railroads. Very good train shots. Story entitled Speed & Safety. Titles re the importance of both on the modern railway; footage mostly tracking shots from train. Opens with shot of train passing. Tracking shot looking straight ahead approaching overpass. CU worker turning valve. Train approaching and passing very near camera. Shots from top of locomotive; various angles. Inc. smoke coming from smokestack. Similar shots with train slowing down; then stopping. Engineer looks up.

    Tracking shot looking back at track. Shot from raised position (walkway over tracks) of railway station; with several tracks; passenger platform on left; another overhead walkway in BG; a train approaches and passes under cam. Great CU locomotive's coupled wheels in motion. Passenger train pulling out of train yard. Tracking shot from another train beside; of coal car; then pan showing two locomotives linked together Shaky camera shot two men controlling steering and brakes. Tracking shot from train beside as both approach pass under trestle.

    Cataloguer's note: Some of the item is duplicate to item 'Railway story which appears on the same tape.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2442.05
    Media URN:
    76944
    Group:
    Old negatives
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1920 - 1939
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:51:14:00 / 01:53:32:00
    Canister:
    ON 363 C

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