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Under the River, Short Movie, 1959 IMDB

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dsl SX

2017-09-09 01:22


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21 minute film about the construction in 1870s of the Severn railway tunnel, taken from
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British Transport Films Volume One: On and Off the Rails 2-DVD set. Can be seen here or here.

Only 2 small entries and it's a very deadpan film, but a very interesting story of 19thC ... um ... ground-breaking technology/engineering, so worth a look if that floats your boat. Also lots of footage of beautiful Cornish pumping beam engines
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and a horizontal
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.... wonderful bits of Victorian machinery, but about to be decommissioned and replaced by electric pumps.

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