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  • Short Summary

    New invention intended to solve traffic problems - a cross between a train and a plane!

  • Description

    "Here she comes...the newest attempt to solve the traffic problem..." C/U of a model of the George Bennie railplane in action.

    The strange futuristic looking railplane moves towards the camera inside a metal construction like a cross between a bridge and a tunnel. The model then moves away again. We see the model moving along from a different angle - this shows the shape of the railplane - a kind of cylinder with propellors at each end.

    "Speeds of over 120 miles an hour will easily be possible with air-driver rail-plane cars" said Mr Bennie, the Inventor." M/S of George Bennie sitting in front of his model speaking to camera (no sound). C/U of the model. It moves again. C/U of the mechanism which propels it along the track. C/U of the front of the model showing the propellor. "Changing round will be simple..." L/S of the model. It is on a revolving platform which spins around.

    Was an item in Pathe Pictorial issue number 555.

    Note: see longer documentary called THE GEORGE BENNIE RAILPLANE SYSTEM OF TRANSPORT.

    Safety print only.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    932.17
    Media URN:
    16634
    Group:
    Eve pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    19/11/1928
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:41:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:30:19:00 / 01:32:00:00
    Canister:
    EP 133

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