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The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 13, Issue 10 (January 2, 1939)

Educational Railway Films

Educational Railway Films.

Exhibitions of educational and instructional films produced by the L. M. and S. Railway film organisation this winter are being attended by more than 100,000 members of the company's staff. The film units are making a tour of the system, involving exhibitions at 200 different points, and the travelling of approximately 20,000 miles. In the larger centres the films are shown in halls and institutes, while the more remote parts of the line are reached by mobile film units—cinemas on wheels having a theatre capacity of fifty persons per vehicle. Three of these mobile units are in constant use, and five new films have been prepared for the current tour. These cover such subjects as the repair and overhaul of an express steam locomotive at Crewe; scientific research in the railway laboratory at Derby; handling holiday traffic; and the daily work in a locomotive running shed.

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