A heavy train is used to test a bridge and an enormous locomotive is demonstrated.
A story about testing a bridge which spans the deep Pecos River in Texas, United States of America.
A heavy train is used to test it. L/S of a very high bridge with a train passing across it. Low angle shot of the bridge as the train passes overhead. Shot looking up into the ironwork of the bridge - the camera is turned. L/S of the bridge showing the length of the "legs" on which it stands. Shot of the river below.
Various shots of the train crossing the bridge. Shown next is the latest in Continental high pressure locomotives. L/S of large locomotive on a turning piece of track. Locomotive is turned around for the camera. M/S of the train as it pulls away from the station. L/S of the steam train approaching the camera. It really is enormous! M/S of the train approaching camera, steam engulfs the shot.
Was an item in Pathe Pictorial issue number 640.
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