New York's Transit Authority Oct 12 took pressmen on a test run of their new fully automated 3-car train.
SV. Charles Patterson, Chairman, explains SOUND ON FILM STARTS "Well, in a few seconds......." SOUND ON FILM ENDS "....train will move."
SV. Machine working.
SV. & CU. Machinery working.
LV. Train towards.
TRAVEL SHOT. Through tunnel.
SHOT. Through window.
CU. Patterson explaining how train is run, SOUND ON FILM STARTS "The cab here ........" SOUND ON FILM ENDS ".... the train comes to a stop."
SV. TRAVEL SHOT..On train slowing down.
TRANSCRIPT: SEQ. 2: Charles Patterson: Interviewer; "So Mr. Patterson, how will this thing work?"
Patterson; "Well, in a few seconds the automatic dispatcher will go to work and will fill a current through the coils on the car by means of a rail, and then into the relay in the car, and the train will move. The cab here, as you can see there is no one in the cab, there is no one at the other end of the cab. Now when we get to a pre-determined point the coding changes and the brakes are applied dynamically, and as the train reaches another code and applies the brakes at about three miles an hour and the train comes to a stop."
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Background: New York's Transit Authority Oct 12 took pressmen on a test run of their new fully automated 3-car train. Completely controlled from a central office, dispensing with driver and guard, the train is expected to come into operation first on the Beach Line in Brooklyn.
Chairman of the Transit Authority, Charles Patterson, was interviewed aboard the train during the test run.