Title Details

On Time

The control of passenger and freight trains in and out of Flinders Street Station in Melbourne - on time - is a masterpiece of precision planning.
Year : 1953 | Total Duration : 8 Minutes |
Director : Eric Thompson |
Large exhibition model train set with young children looking on. Melbourne's Flinders Street multi- track railway line with trains. Exterior of Flinders Street Station with passing traffic. Trains travelling along tracks. Man at desk working manually the train timetables. Man operating signal box. Pedestrians walking away from station with trams in BG. CU of tracks being adjusted and train signal. Signal box in operation with men adjusting levers and drawing graphs.
Access No. 125912 | 4 mins 48 secs | 1950s | Melbourne, Vic, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
Various goods trains travelling on Melbourne tracks. Parcel van on tracks towards camera. Bundles of newspapers loaded on to carriage. Goods train carrying loads of timber passes signal box. Men in signal box operate levers for track redirection. CU's on signal flag, track change and train connection to lines above. Passengers head towards station at afternoon peak hour. Suburban train travels out of Flinders Street Station. End Title.
Access No. 125913 | 2 mins 28 secs | 1950s | Melbourne, Vic, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |