Coping with dense fog on railroad with explosive charges placed on rails to alert engineers. Damage caused by operation in fog.
United Kingdom Date:1945 Duration:1 min 6 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Rail service on a fog day in the United Kingdom (so called "London fog" caused by coal burning). A steam locomotive train arrives in rail yard. In railway station, attendent writes 'Fog service today' in chalk, on a black board. The rail track in view amidst fog. A man on the side of the rail track removes small explosive warning devices from a box. He fastens a device to the rail with wire and then manually moves operates a rail switch. A man inside a control room pumps a large lever as train passes. Locomotives seen passing over explosive warning devices and detonating them. View of rail car destroyed in fog accident.
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