The New Tradition (1968)
13 minutes - Colour

Report No. 8 in 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. The film's contents are as follows:-

The Freightliner is a familiar sight now in Britain - almost part of teh nation's life as the train-loads speed daily up and down the country carrying goods ranging from Royal holiday baggage to fat-stock beef. This is one symbol of continued progress, but there are others including; container ships under construction; a huge train of 100-ton oil tank wagons; Taurus restaurant, Birmingham New St.; electrification and speeded up London - Bournemouth trains; signalling renewal at Paddington; a 1968 station for motorists at Pudsey; train departure indicator - Signaltron; a new platform and barrier indicator at London's Charing Cross; arrival indicator - TV Leeds City; lineside detection of overheated axle boxes; Cross-Channel hovercraft; lounge cars; Piccadilly stock in the Isle of Wight; the luxury lounge car on the Western Region.

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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