Film: 6419

Railways | 1930 | Silent | B/W

Synopsis:

Trans Siberian Railway built in 1890 completed 1916 and this film is in the 1930's and is 5770 miles Vladivostock to Moscow.

Soviet steam train on railway tracks travelling at same speed as camera on an adjoining line. The front of the engine is adorned with a Soviet red star. From the top of an open truck of soil a steam train passes in the opposite direction. Snowy mountains in the distance with telegraph posts in the foreground being passed rapidly.
Railway guard on platform blows a whistle, camera pans up to the engine driver. Female passenger holding flowers leans out of open window and waves. Women on platform wave at camera (on train). Station name passed is Vladivostock the eastern maost extreme city of Soviet Russia. From the platform the train starts to move off. From the train people on the platform wave. Woman runs to catch up train, and passes camera.
Train passing by river or sea with jetty. Front of engine with red star on it. Mother and seven-year old son in carriage lean out of open window. She laughs. Decorated soldier with medals on his uniform holds up his baby daughter and kisses her twice. Man in polo-necked sweater looks out of window. Steam train on the Trans-Siberian Railway steams along.
Summer shots of waterfall in the mountains, valleys. Winter with train forcing its way through the snow. Steaming train in a blizzard of driving snow. Rotating snow-blow fitted to the front of the train in operation. Snow plough or shovel fitted to the front of a train as it steams along. Man on foot gives instructions to the engine driver. They salute one another.
[Repeat of last shots, viz:] Summer shots of waterfall in the mountains, valleys. Winter with train forcing its way through the snow. Steaming train in a blizzard of driving snow. Rotating snow-blow fitted to the front of the train in operation. Snow plough or shovel fitted to the front of a train as it steams along. Man on foot gives instructions to the engine driver. They salute one another.


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