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Music of the Rails • TGV Level Crossing

This short film combines a few of the sounds I’ve been posting about in my Music of the Rails thread – Bells, doppler effects and train noises all together. It’s not really music yet, but it could be… This is … Continue reading

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Music of the Rails • Singing Trains

The “singing” comes from the Siemens GTO-VVWF power converters which create a musical scale when the train begins to move…

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Railway Safety • Deadly Doppler Dangers…

Here is a clip from a 1950s safety film from America. The clip shows the danger of being too close to the railway. In very many parts of the world the railway track is the easiest route to follow across … Continue reading

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Music of the Rails • Doppler Effects

Here is a link to a BBC radio programme about doppler effects… https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b090xv6w and there’s a short film clip to go with, here https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05bxzhh It turns out that the very first scientific experiment to show the doppler effect was carried … Continue reading

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Music of the Rails • Railroad Crossings • USA

Here is a wonderful post about the distinctive sounds of the bells on US railroad crossings…

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Railway + Cinema • Get Carter • GB • 1971

Get Carter (1971) by Mike Hodges is one of the classic British films of the 1970s. The film begins with a great railway sequence, filmed on the train from London to Newcastle. The East Coast mainline… Wolfgang Suschitzky was director … Continue reading

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Railway Blog • 2021

I’ve posted many time about the railway and cinema, so I was delighted to find this blog dedicated to trains in films… https://obscuretrainmovies.wordpress.com/

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Train Toy • Japan • 1980s

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Railway Photography • Wolfgang Suschitzky • GB • 1941

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Railway Poster • LNER • Frank Brangwyn • 1924

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