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  • Short Summary

    A big robotic machine picks up old railway track and lays new sections, it can do half a mile a day. Cambridge, Cambridgeshire.

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    Item title reads - The robot rail-layer. L.N.E.R. put in service novel British designed and made rail track layer - it picks up old and lays half a mile of new track in a working day! Cambridge, Cambridgeshire.

    L/S of the giant machine moving along the tracks, it looks like a cross between a bridge and a conveyor belt! M/S as it brings the old rail up on ropes and stores it underneath itself. M/S as the new rail is moved along on a conveyor belt to the end of the machine and lowered onto the railway. Various shots as the rails are pulled into place and attached to the next section, M/S as a man uses a big spanner to tighten the join. C/U of a circular saw cutting through the excess wood at the side.

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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:
    01:55:13:00 / 01:57:06:00
    G 1699

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