VIEWS FROM INSIDE A TIMKEN FACTORY, STEAM LOCOMOTIVE CONSTRUCTION, GLASGOW

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Places:

  • Glasgow

Subjects:

  • Transport

Genres:

  • Promotional

Decade:

  • 1950s

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Title: VIEWS FROM INSIDE A TIMKEN FACTORY, STEAM LOCOMOTIVE CONSTRUCTION, GLASGOW

Reference number: 10333

Date: 1954c

Sound: silent

Original format: std. 8mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 13.15 mins

Description: The construction of Class 25 steam locomotives for South Africa by the North British Locomotive Company in Glasgow.

'Timken' refers to the brand of bearings used in railway engineering.
This looks like it could be material for a professional promotional film?

See also refs 10329 10330 10331 and 10332

Shotlist: [no title] - int shots in locomotive works - gvs locomotive body being lowered slowly on to wheels - c/u shots worker checking alignment as body is lowered (1.09) boiler shell being slowly tilted into vertical position by crane - c/u shots pipes inside smokebox - undercarriage of locomotive - gvs piston rods on trestles, interior of boiler section, machinery - apprentices polish connecting rods (5.05) body of tender is winched across workshop - c/u pile of turbine blades, pistons, moving turbine (6.12) end section of cab into position - c/u shots cylinder and pistons - Timken engineer working on machinery, axle - workers fitting wheels to axle - finished axle being winched across workshop - locomotive body under construction - turbine blade being lowered into place on tender - gvs construction, cylinder mount - c/u shots pipes under boiler, cylinder (10.45) fitting of cab section and work on body - cylinder being fitted in mount - gvs sections of bodywork (11.44) gvs completed Class 25 loco being driven out into yard - c/u cylinder - welders working on body - roof of tender being lowered into place (13.15)