• Short Summary

    First pictures of progress on tunnels for the new Victoria Line on the London Underground.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "London. Tube Makes Progress".

    First pictures of progress on tunnels for the new Victoria Line on the London Underground.

    GV Oxford Circus before the umbrella was erected. GV Crowds going into Oxford Circus Station. GV ditto.

    GV Empty Oxford Circus. Apart from the men who are working on the umbrella (actually a series of metal slabs covered with concrete to cover the works underneath). SV Pan crane. SV Section of the umbrella being lifted into position. SV The section lowered into position. SV ditto. CU The section in position. GV Concrete being put at the base of the section. SV The concrete being layed. GV Pan the umbrella in position. CU Two policemen watching.

    GV On the Tuesday morning traffic going over the umbrella. GV Traffic going by in the background with the working area in Cavendish Square in foreground. GV The opening of the shaft in Cavendish Square. TV down the shaft.

    GV In the tunnel work in progress. SV Part of the outside shield which is being forced forward hydraulically. SV ditto. with lumps of clay falling away as the shield is forced forward. SV Man working on clay base with pneumatic shovel. SV load of clay being wheeled away. CU Another truck being loaded. CU Mr Cedric Dunton, London Transport Chief engineer talking to workers about work on Tube line. SV Workers with a metal lining segment. CU The segment. SV The hydraulic hoist pan along the shaft to show the segment being lifted into position. CU The segment in position. SV ditto. CU ditto. CU Bolts being tightened by hand. SV Workers working on the segment. CU Huge wrench being used to tighten the bolts. CU Worker. SV Another truck load of clay being pushed away. AS The truck load of clay being hoisted up the shaft. TV ditto. SV As the load comes clear of the shaft and is swung away to be emptied. SV Worker emptying the clay from the hopper. AS Modern building. Pan to the shaft. GV Traffic going across the umbrella. GV ditto.

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:16:38:00 / 01:19:21:00

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