Film from the era of true Public Service before the cancer of privatisation had taken hold. These British Transport Films (BTF) were made available, from the British Transport Commission’s offices at 25 Savile Row, London W1. for free loan to anyone who wanted to show them.
At Woodhead, a century-old tunnel is replaced by a new one. Farther north, Argyllshire is the scene of an experiment in co-ordinated road haulage service. At Whitemoor, Cambridgeshire, marshalling of goods wagons is being speeded by radio. In Bristol, bus operators are analysing the problems of congestion that apply to most modern cities. Between Calais and Dover, the Golden Arrow steamer, running into mid-Channel fog, is brought safely into harbour by radar.
Photographed by: Ronald Craigen
Additional Photography: James Ritchie
Assistant Director: James Garrett
Assistant Cameraman: Cyril Moorhead
Assistant Editor: Margot Fleischner
Music by: Temple Abady
Conducted by: Frederick Lewis
Written and Directed by: Michael Clarke
Produced by: Edgar Anstey