MORE SPEED FOR LESS BAWBEES

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Places:

  • Glasgow

Subjects:

  • Science and technology
  • Transport

Genres:

  • Newsreel

Decade:

  • 1930s

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Title: MORE SPEED FOR LESS BAWBEES

Reference number: 0779

Date: 1930

Production company: Gaumont Graphic

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 2.00 mins

Description: The new "Railplane" invented by George Bennie is demonstrated in front of Glasgow officials who enjoy a free ride.

Shotlist: Credits. More speed for less bawbees! Glasgow officials enjoy free ride at demonstration of new "Railplane", invented by Mr George Bennie (0.07); Long shot of Bennie Railplane moving slowly along the rail. A steam engine pulling a goods wagon travels directly below the railplane on the conventional tracks (0.15); The Railplane pulls into "platform" (0.20); Various unidentified men enter the plane (0.28); The inventor claims low 'overhead' costs and a speed of 120 mph. (0.34); The Railplane departs leaving three men standing on the "platform", one with a large camera on a tripod (0.35); The interior of the Railplane (0.39); Long shot of the Bennie Railplane moving along the track (0.43)