Nationalised Skoda works in Plzen, Czechoslovakia, producing new steam locomotives.
The Nationalised Skoda works in Plzen are producing modern locomotives to suit the requirements of the Czechoslovak State Railway, part of the scene of operations in the Two Year Plan.
CU. Huge engine wheels being hammered. Several shots of engine out of a shed and steaming along. CU. The wheels in motion. A glimpse of the driver in silhouette in his cabin. Train speeding along tracks.
LS. The Skoda works on fire after being bombed by American planes. LS. The works as they are today.
Various shots of a classroom of secondary school with a teacher lecturing on steam engines. Close up shot of a drawing on blackboard. Close up shot of copy of the drawing in young boy's sketchbook.
Various shots of an engine being made.
CU. The 100th engine produced by the works driving along. Cameraman hanging outside the wagon, filming the wheels in motion. Close up shot of the wheels in motion. More good shot of the locomotive moving along tracks.
Note - date found in the old record 08/04/1947.