AMAZING MOMENTS OF THE GREAT TRACTION ENGINES, the

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Subjects:

  • Arts and crafts
  • Leisure and recreation
  • Transport

Genres:

  • Sponsored
  • Experimental

People/organisations:

  • Films of Scotland Committee
  • IFA Scotland

Decade:

  • 1960s

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Title: AMAZING MOMENTS OF THE GREAT TRACTION ENGINES, the

Reference number: 1356

Date: 1969

Director: d. Edward McConnell

Sponsor: Films of Scotland Committee

Production company: IFA (Scotland) Limited

Sound: sound

Original format: 35mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 12.00 mins

Description: A small boy inherits a steam road roller. A film fantasy by Edward McConnell.

Credits: m. comp. Dr. Frank Spedding
m. cond. Marcus Dods
p. Laurence Henson
Optical effects and details of movements will be shown by lenses under the direction of Mr Edward McConnell and his assistants.
The events have been arranged by Mr Laurence Henson of CEA (Scotland) Ltd. for the notable members of the Films of Scotland Committee

Shotlist: [No opening credits] c/u of scrapped traction engine (1.07) small boy explores the different parts of the engine (1.38) multi-image shots of the traction engines at work (1.55) title superimposed over shots of an engine travelling along a road. Credits (2.56) c/u from car of engine Every precaution has been taken to ensure the safety of the public (3.02) gvs traction engines at a display, multi-image sequence (5.13) gvs of model train carrying passengers round small track (5.58) gvs of traction engines (6.15) crowds of people trying to pull against a traction engine (7.21) multi-image sequence of traction engines and c/u of an engine (10.42) shots of damaged cars in a scrapyard (11.22) gvs of scrap traction engines (12.00)