Film: 5814

Railways | 1960 | Sound | Colour


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Railway electrification at industrial frequency 1960's

Footage of electrification work in progress while steam locomotives and trains pass by the railways has to continue to function while the work goes on. Bridges are made higher cables are laid. Overhead gantries are erected. A view of the track from inside a new electric train driver's cab. Most of film is taken up with pictures of electrical equipment - Dynamos, switches, circuit breakers, rectifiers. Views of trains, bridges, viaducts etc. Inside modern electrically controlled signal boxes. Inside the diver's cab, a new innovation is a kitchen area. A driver is seen making a cup of tea with an electric kettle. Close ups of machinery working. - End.

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