Old locomotives being destroyed and new locomotives being made - all in one film.
Brighton, East Sussex.
M/S of a Class E-4 locomotive being turned on turntable. M/S of a man pushing it round the turntable. Here the locomotive come to be broken up. This one is "the hulk of a "King Arthur" class engine built at Eastleigh in 1820." Several shots of people dismantling the locomotive. Lots of sparkle around.
M/S of two men working on a green locomotive. This is the latest Multiple Unit Diesel Electric train which will run between London and Hastings. Voiceover keeps talking about the engine characteristics. M/S of one of the men removing transfer to display British Railways insignia. Man is Mr Charlie Appleton. C/U shot of the insignia as Mr Appleton wipes it with a cloth. M/S of a man, Mr Nobby Clarkson, fuelling the locomotive. C/U shot of the fuelling indicator reading 'full'. Cut back to Mr Clarkson removing the fuel pipe from the engine.
L/S of the driver, Mr Alf Smith, entering the train. M/S of Mr Smith entering the train, this time shot from the inside. As Mr Smith walks towards his cabin camera shows big new shiny engine. M/S of Mr Smith entering his cabin getting ready to drive. C/U shot of his hand puling the starting lever. The train starts moving - outside shot. C/U shot of of Mr Smith's profile while driving. Several shots of the moving train.