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Margam Marshalling Yard - The System of Automatic Control
Margam Marshalling Yard - The System of Automatic Control

Margam Marshalling Yard - The System of Automatic Control 1961

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Margam Marshalling Yard - The System of Automatic Control 1961

20 mins England

Kenneth Kendall – a household name as a BBC newsreader from the 1950s-1970s - narrates over striking shots of the maze of railway lines used to marshall or organise thousands of railway wagons at the first automated yard in Europe. Gravity, together with a ‘hump’ or slope, has been harnessed to move the wagons about this giant yard in their thousands, assisted by traffic officers, tally men and maintenance crew.

National Screen and Sound Archive of Wales preserves and celebrates the sound and moving image heritage of Wales, making it accessible to a wide range of users for enjoyment and learning. Its film collection reflects every aspect of the nation’s social, cultural and working life across the 20th century, giving a fascinating insight into Welsh filmmaking, both amateur and professional

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Industrial railways Trams Rail transport Technology

Collection

Building a British Railway Train to the Future

Released

1961

Country

England

Language

English

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