BENNIE RAIL PLANE

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Subjects:

  • Construction and engineering
  • Transport

Genres:

  • Amateur

Decade:

  • 1930s

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Title: BENNIE RAIL PLANE

Reference number: 0422

Date: 1931c

Director: [filmed by James Anderson]

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 2.00 mins

Description: An illustration of the four-bladed propellor model of the Bennie Rail Plane in motion on the test stretch at Milngavie, Glasgow.

This copy was held by the donor, formerly in possession of his father Hugh Fraser, Chief Engineer on Bennie Railplane project. See addit. info. file 11/1/107. Documents and photographs deposited in Glasgow Univ. Archives.

See also refs. 0779 and 1341.

Shotlist: No credits. gvs of the Railplane moving along the track from ground level. Man inspects bogie. Shots from inside the driving cabin as the car moves along track and pulls up to platform station (1.07) shot across to car and from track as car approaches (1.28) c/u of nose and propellor. Group of people emerge from car (first man out is Hugh Fraser) (1.40)