• Short Summary

    Giant Side Loading lorry, Railway loco 'Mallard' and Professor Piccard's Submarine.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Transport Makes News".

    Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire.
    GV The Giant Side Loader. CU Driver looking out of his cabin. CU Pan. Two automatic feet being lowered to ground for support. GV Double Decker bus coming alongside. CU Driver's hands operating gears. SV fork lift moving slowly underneath the bus. SV The fork lift coming through the other side. GV The Double Decker bus being lifted by the giant fork lifter. SV Pan. ditto. GV showing the Double Decker bus at the top of the lift. AS Pan. ditto. SV Driver watching. SV As the bus is pulled slowly onto the Giant side loader. CU Driver's hands operating gear lever. SV Double Decker bus being lowered slowly onto the platform of the side loader. GV As the giant side loader drives away with the bus on board.

    Title reads: "Doncaster". South Yorkshire.
    GV Of the Steam Locomotive "Mallard" at the Doncaster Works, siding. CU Name on side of engine, "Mallard". LV Of the engine. CU Plaque on engine reading On the Third of July 1938 This Locomotive attained a World Speed Record for Steam Traction of 126 miles per hour. AS wheels of the engine. Side View one of the drivers oiling the wheels. Shot looking alongside of engine. SV Int. driver cleaning controls. GV Mallard locomotive slowly moves away from the siding for her final journey. CU wheels turning. GV As the Mallard engine moves slowly out of the siding.

    Title reads: "Switzerland".
    GV Professor Jacques Piccard's Mesoscaphe is slowly pulled out of sheds. CU Cameramen. AS The rear of the Mesoscaphe moving slowly out of sheds. CU Train wheels. GV As the Mesoscaphe moves slowly along the track. AS Prof. Piccard watching. GV Of the Mesoscaphe. BV Moving slowly along. CU Pan. showing the huge propeller in a circular casing. SV Swiss railway officials alongside. CU Pan Wheels of the trailer. AS Prof. Piccard watching. BV Mesoscaphe as it moves to its destination near Lake Geneva.

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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:
    01:22:39:00 / 01:25:16:00

Comments (1)

  1. Unknown user says

    "GV The Giant Side Loader." - it's a Lancer Boss side-loader.

    Filming is at the then new Lancer Boss factory, opened in 1964.

    "GV Double Decker bus" - it's an AEC RT, Reg. No. HLW 218. it's an ex-London Transport bus, seen here in the livery of Red Rover of Aylesbury.

    Moving on to the third story, entitled "Switzerland". The fabrication plant seen here is at Monthey in Switzerland.

    "BV Mesoscaphe as it moves to its destination" - it's being transported to Le Bouveret.

    The mesoscaphe is named "Auguste Piccard", after Jacques Piccard's father.

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