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  • Short Summary

    Train drivers abandon their engines and travel home by bus.

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    Title: "The GREAT RAIL STRIKE. All signals against - a picture that visualises the desolation at great railway stations all over the Country on the first day".

    L/S of empty tracks coming out of a large station (probably in London). Panning shot of signals at the end of the platforms. Panning shot of steam engines parked in a siding in front of a large shed.

    Intertitle: "The Empty cab".

    High angled shot, from the coal bunker, of an empty driver's cab in one of the parked engines.

    Intertitle: "The Lighter side. Mr. Bromley says good-bye to the drivers and firemen - who, after leaving their engines, had to go home to the provinces by char-a-bancs"!

    M/S of a group of engine drivers in flat caps laughing. M/S of the drivers climbing aboard an old fashioned minibus (charabanc). M/S of Mr. Bromley, M.P., shaking hands with the men through the minibus window. C/U of Mr. B.

    Note: a longer version of this story exists showing different aspects of the strike - THE GREAT RAIL STRIKE (longer version) - also in G 1053.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:44:09:00 / 01:46:01:00
    G 1053

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