LAST TRAMCAR CITY OF ABERDEEN 3rd MAY 1958

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Places:

  • Aberdeen

Subjects:

  • Transport

Genres:

  • Amateur

Decade:

  • 1950s

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Title: LAST TRAMCAR CITY OF ABERDEEN 3rd MAY 1958

Reference number: 3435

Date: 1958, May 3

Director: [filmed by Desmond Hay]

Sound: silent

Original format: 9.5mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 12.52 mins

Description: Scenes on the last day of use of the City of Aberdeen's Tramcars 3rd of May 1958. (10 mins)

Shotlist: [dark] flowers (0.07) two horses are unloaded next to a tram depot; horses are hitched up to a tram and taken out onto the streets of Aberdeen, attended by two men in buff coats (1.11) tracking shot from horse drawn tramcar (1.31) horses are unhitched, switch ends (?) (1.48) tracking shots from tram of the streets of Aberdeen; approaching depot (2.19) tram car drivers walking outside the depot; pose for camera with one man's children (2.55) brief shots horses are made ready to go out; tracking shot from tram through streets lined with crowds; (3.34) Tracking shot of No. 4 bus from rear of tram; shot of horse-drawn tram; tracking shot from front of tram; other tramcars with overhead cables (5.32) tracking shot of Union street from top deck of tram (6.43) tramcar carriages being burnt to the ground at night in the depot; shots of tram carcasses collapsing in the fire (9.34) procession of antique cars and motorcycles in a field with crowd of enthusiasts (12.25) stationary cars, being examined inside and out (12.52)