Report On Modernisation 2 (1961)
20 minutes - Colour

The second of what was to become a series of 13 topical films, produced since the far reaching plan for the modernisation and re-equipment of British Railways in 1955 started to take effect, to log the many developments - new services, equipment, techniques - wherever these have been introduced. They provide a unique pictorial record of the progress of British Railways.

As the thousands of passengers move about Britain every day, the railway system they use is being transformed : soaring concrete sustains new stations, a hillside is moved to make a new marshalling yard; express freight trains carry complete loads of oil, limestone, cars, frozen foods; griddle cars and Blue Pullmans, roadrailers and driverless trucks - these are only a few of the changes and innovations brought about by the Modernisation Plan.

16mm & 35mm

Other films in this series :-
Report On Modernisation (1959)
Report On Modernisation 2 (1961)
Report On Modernisation 3 (1961)
Report On Modernisation 4 (1963)
Report On Modernisation 5 (1965)
Rail Report 6 - The Good Way To Travel (1965)
Rail Report 7 - Speed The Payload (1967)
Rail Report 8 - The New Tradition (1968)
Rail Report 9 - Top Levels Of Transport (1969)
Rail Report 10 - Our Business Is Moving (1970)
Rail Report 11 - Railways Conserve The Environment (1970)
Rail Report 12 - This Year By Rail (1972)
Rail Report 13 - On Track For The 80's (1980)

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