RAIL STRAIGHTENER

Workers try out new machinery for straightening rails at Colville’s Glengarnock Works. (clip)

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Subjects:

  • Construction and engineering
  • Employment, industry and industrial relations

Genres:

  • Sponsored
  • Technical

People/organisations:

  • RUSSELL, Stanley Livingstone
  • Scottish Films / Thames and Clyde Productions

Decade:

  • 1950s

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Title: RAIL STRAIGHTENER

Reference number: 1532

Date: 1954

Director: d. Stanley L. Russell

Sponsor: Lamberton & Co. Ltd.

Production company: Thames & Clyde Film Company Ltd.

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 6 mins

Description: A demonstration of the trial roller straightening of six rolls of steel at the Glengarnock Works of Colvilles Ltd.

Shotlist: Credits. Lamberton & Co Ltd., Coatbridge, Scotland, manufacturers of steel works plant, present a short film showing the trial roller straightening of six rolls manufactured by Dominion Steel and Coal Corporation Ltd. in Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada (0.20); This trial was carried out on 22 April 1959, at the Glengarnock Works of Colvilles Ltd. in the presence of Mr C M Anson, Vice President of Dosco (0.29); Close-up shots of the rail straightener and of men operating the controls (1.10); First some British rails going through the 53" roller straightener. Note how closely they follow each other (1.20); Close-up shots of the same and shots of a magnetic crane lifting the rails (2.25); Roll changing is quickly carried out (2.32); Close-up shots of men changing the rollers (3.24); The Canadian rails are now put through (3.33); Close-up of the rails and the rollers. (4.40); And checked for straightness (4.45); General views of men checking the rail (5.08); Close-up of officials (5.18); The six rails after processing (5.24); General views of the rails being lifted by the magnetic crane (5.39); Lamberton, Coatbridge, Scotland. Designers and manufacturers of roller straighteners for sections and rails. (5.52)