Rubbish By Rail (1977)
Produced by British Transport Films for Railfreight in association with the Greater London Council and the Amey Roadstone Corporation
7 minutes - Colour

With household rubbish now totalling 23 million tons annually, and a consequent rapid reduction in local disposal sites, the only answer is a system of bulk movement by rail on a massive scale - with spare capacity for the future - to distant sites. The film shows that this revolutionary concept has become a reality in West London, where waste is railborne to worked-out gravel pits in Oxfordshire which are then carefully restored to agricultural use.

16mm & V.C.

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