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  • Short Summary

    New device which alerts train drivers to dangers on foggy days when signals are hard to see.

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    "Pity the poor driver on those misty, foggy days, when signals are hard to see.." L/S of a steam train approaching the camera through fog. "But, the detonating fog signal came and gave the driver warning by sound." M/S of a device being attached to a railway track. Train passes over it and there is a small explosion.

    "Today, in the busy centres the mechanical 'placer' simplifies and safeguards man and machine." M/S of a man demonstrating an automated machine which places detonating signals on the line. It places then removes the small detonators. C/U of two railway signs. One reads "Up Slow" and the other "Up Fast". M/S of a signalman pulling a lever. C/U of machine placing detonator on the line. Train passes over it and there is small explosion under the wheels.

    Was an item in Eve's Film Review issue number 644.

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    Eve pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:34:21:00 / 01:35:42:00
    EP 270

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