Saturday, February 03, 2018

Saturday Film club: Making track

I'm not a big fan of long videos for the Film Club, but even at just under 14 minutes, I found this one fascinating. 

We are looking at a very much pre-health and safety world - lots of dust and no masks and someone working in the casting shop who looks about 12 years old. 

It makes you think though - all those cast iron chairs, they had to come from somewhere. Many thousands of them, all cast by hand. Then drilled and assembled much like model track. 

There's an interesting Sentinel shunter in the yard too. Nice signwriting and extensions to the bunker not unlike a 1970s Jaguar car. Presumably this was to hold more coal but you wonder why if it works in a yard.

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