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Using Tops

Using Tops

British Rail freight movement made fascinating - and fun.

Industry sponsored film 1978 19 mins

Overview

TOPS stands for Total Operations Processing System: this fascinating, even fun, film tells the story of its computerised control of British Rail’s freight carrying. British Transport Films once again prove their mastery of commissioned filmmaking, making a potentially dry subject gripping by following the progress of one wagon load of equipment on its journey from Truro to the Midlands.