• Short Summary

    Smoother, safer travel...that's British Railways claims for their latest automation device. VISNEWS recently filmed the?

  • Description

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    Track recording coach.
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    2.
    TRAVEL SHOT.Rails.
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    3.
    CS. Ditto.
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    4.
    Driver.
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    5.
    28 MPH.
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    TILT.Track to men on track.
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    SV Silent chalking rail.
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    8.
    Measuring track.
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    (Hoot 39) Coach.
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    10.
    Probes fall.
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    Move to rail.
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    12.
    Coach away.
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    13.
    Driver.
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    Cabin men and instruments.
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    15.
    Man looks at gyro.
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    16.
    CS. Ditto.
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    Three floor at probe on rail.
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    18.
    Looking at graph.
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    19.
    CU. Graph.
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    20.
    CU. Track.
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    21.
    Coach.
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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Smoother, safer travel...that's British Railways claims for their latest automation device. VISNEWS recently filmed the equipment that will improve the widely-criticised BR service. It's contained in a specially-built coach.

    What gangers - rain inspectors - take days to do - walking along miles of line, checking defects - the 'Automation Coach' accomplishes in a couple hours.

    Probes beneath the coach measure the slightest fault - variations in track width, curve and banking angle.

    A moving chart records the measurements, enabling engineers to carry out repairs and alterations in the minimum of time.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1CD53GEHAA47V4DB4A62J538Q
    Media URN:
    VLVA1CD53GEHAA47V4DB4A62J538Q
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/06/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:29:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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