A big robotic machine picks up old railway track and lays new sections, it can do half a mile a day. Cambridge, Cambridgeshire.
Item title reads - The robot rail-layer. L.N.E.R. put in service novel British designed and made rail track layer - it picks up old and lays half a mile of new track in a working day! Cambridge, Cambridgeshire.
L/S of the giant machine moving along the tracks, it looks like a cross between a bridge and a conveyor belt! M/S as it brings the old rail up on ropes and stores it underneath itself. M/S as the new rail is moved along on a conveyor belt to the end of the machine and lowered onto the railway. Various shots as the rails are pulled into place and attached to the next section, M/S as a man uses a big spanner to tighten the join. C/U of a circular saw cutting through the excess wood at the side.