A new control box for locomotives is featured - the operator is seen at work.
Near March in Cambridgeshire - a "Marshalling Yard" is the focus of this story.
The movement of trains is controlled from a unique "box". L/S of locomotive approaching the camera from afar. Lots of train tracks in the foreground. Shot of train tracks, freight carriages seem to move along by themselves with no engine to pull them. Trainloads of goods are split up and sorted to ensure that the right trucks go to the right place. C/U of man operating levers in the control room.
High angle shot showing the freight trucks moving around on the tracks. C/U of man in the control box. Shots of the moving trucks intercut with C/U of large cogs. "Even the 'braking' of the trucks is electrically controlled." M/S of man operating the braking device. C/U of tracks. Two trucks pass the camera. Moving shot from one of the trucks showing complicated system of tracks.
Flash frame intertitles.
Was an item in Pathe Pictorial issue number 616.