Post-war subway condtruction in Moscow, Russia, Soviet Union. Brief view of cars driving along street, followed by scenes of subway workers in tunnel, 165 feet below the surface. The tunnel ceiling and walls are reinforced by shoring structures. A power shovel dumps dug out rock and earth into an open rail car where a worker packs it with a long-handled tool. Drillers at the tunnel face use pneumatic tools to dig through sedimentary layers of material. A man and woman push a rail car full of diggings through the tunnel. A surveyor uses a transit suspended from the ceiling by a wire. A woman fastens a thin rope to a light cable. Back at the face of the excavation, drillers stop and one calls out to others drilling from the opposite end (unseen). The drillers then commence again, and break through the remaining wall separating the two ends of the tunnel. Drillers from the opposite sides greet one another and celebrate the completion of this 12 mile segment of the subway tunnel.
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