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    British Instructional Film on the workings of Power Stations and Electricity distribution.

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    Titles: The Central Electricity Board present ELECTRICITY.
    Produced by British Instructional Films Ltd
    ELECTRICITY GENERATION. A series of Impressions. (Reel 2)

    Scenes inside the power station - mechanical equipment and men at work. Electrical site by a railway line. An electric train speeds through the station. Diagram showing the power supply to the Reigate area for railway electrification. Shots from the from the front of a train as it goes down the tracks through tunnels. WS the main Switching Station. Interior shot inside control room full of meter's, gauges and dials. Various shots of sections of Pylons. Diagram of the electrical supply to Tunbridge Wells. Camera pans to show line of Pylons and electric wires stretching into the distance. Diagram showing the power supply to Northfleet and Eltham. Various shots and details of the Transformer. Scenes inside the power station - mechanical equipment and men at work. Interior and exterior shots to show the huge scale of the machinery and the network of pipes and power lines. Detailed diagram of the Electricity Board Transmission Line. Various shots tracing the power lines going directly to villages and homes. Neon lights outside the London Pavilion. A welder at work. Shots of moving machinery and a train. WS a power station. Several shots Pylons.

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    Film ID:
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    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1940 - 1950
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:20:09:00 / 01:40:45:00

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