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Richard Takes a Train Ride

A description of a train journey taken by a boy and his mother, from Murray Bridge on the Victorian-South Australian border to Adelaide.
Series : Junior Social Studies Series | Episode : 2 | Year : 1953 | Total Duration : 11 Minutes | Producer : Stanley Hawes
Director : Joan Boundy |
WS long train across rural landscape. GS young boy in school uniform standing on railway bridge. WS town of Murray Bridge with raised railway track and bridge across flood plains. WS woman at service window of railway ticket box with large globite suitcase. MS railway guard dispensing ticket to woman and CU money being exchanged. WS porter carrying woman's suitcase to platform, ticket checker admits them through gate. MS boy watching cranes in railway yard, cranes at work. VS bags of wheat being loaded onto train truck and sheep being loaded into cages. Steam goods train past camera and under railway bridge. Boy joining mother on railway platform. WS long train over railway bridge and train slowly approaching station. VS of mother with excited son. Diesel electric engine coming to a stop. WS engine driver filling steam engine tank with water.
Access No. 147588 | 3 mins 8 secs | 1950s | Murray Bridge, SA, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
MS passengers boarding second class train carriage, mother and son boarding first class. GS porters loading mail bags, parcels, crates onto train. Tilt to railway signals and WS timber signal box. Man pulling levers in signal box, signals changing, engine driver looking out the window and guard holding flag up and blowing whistle. Lady Norrie diesel train pulling out of station. MS mother and son looking out of train window as they travel. Tracks of windmills, sheep under trees and rolling countryside. MS engine driver in cabin and CU to hand on controls. Good shot of railway tracks POV front of train and WS countryside. Travelling shots past stations and countryside. VS train conductor through train and punching tickets. WS small girl walking towards railway lines, CU crossing lights flashing, girl waiting. MS interior shot of engine driver pulling cord to sound horn and GS train passing railway crossing sign. CU girl watching train pass then crossing line. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 147590 | 3 mins 23 secs | 1950s | SA, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
Train approaching and through black railway tunnel to light at other end POV front of train. Diesel engine emerging from tunnel towards and past camera. GS mother and son as they look out of train window. High angle WS over train through bush landscape. Train passing through Eden Hills station past railway workers repairing lines. CU railway tracks rushing under camera and tracks past houses of Adelaide suburbs. MS mother adjusting veil on hat and boy combing hair. Track past large railway goods yard and low angle GS of train travelling. WS city of Adelaide seen from across River Torrens. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 147592 | 1 min 39 secs | 1950s | SA, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
High angle of diesel train arriving at railway, roof of train passing under bridge. GS black swan and high angle WS of train pulling into Adelaide station. GS of mother and son being met on station by woman with young daughter. CU of children smiling at each other and leaving platform. Railway porters loading suitcases and mail bags onto trolley which is then driven away from train. WS women and two children emerging from railway building onto street and WS South Australian Railways train arriving at engine yard. VS men cleaning train exterior and being filled with oil. High angle WS over long train through countryside Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 147593 | 2 mins 7 secs | 1950s | Adelaide, SA, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |