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    Bernese Alps, Switzerland.

    Title reads: "Towards Ten-Thousand! A Bernese Alps Study".

    Introductory intertitle reads: "Leaving the sheltered valley, en route for the mighty top of Niesen, towering high into the clear Swiss air - "

    L/S of group of holidaymakers walking towards the camera on a station platform. Low angle shot from inside a building of a small train carriage moving away from the camera. Point of view shot from the moving carriage. Low angle shot of it travelling over a bridge. It is a strange Alpine railway. The carriage travels up very steep tracks.

    Shot of the countryside as seen from the carriage. "Higher, even higher, to our sky terminus." High angle shot of the view of the valley below. Camera tilts down to show the tracks the carriage has travelled on. Nice vertiginous shot of another carriage making its way down the track. Various shots of the carriage and views. M/S of passengers disembarking.

    "And what a vista, when we rest on the conquered mountain... ten thousand feet up!" Nice shots of tourists admiring the view and having a nice cup of tea.

    Majestic music throughout.

    Note: probably the Mount Neisen railway.

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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:49:18:00 / 01:50:42:00
    PSP 722
    Sort Number:
    PSP 722
  • Appears in...

    Sport & Leisure Lifestyle & Culture Trade & Industry
    Switzerland sports/ trains BF Alpen Erstrecherche 1930s Train Views Trains in Europe
  • Stills

    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

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