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Title:THE RAILWAYS PLAY AN IMPORTANT PART IN THE BUILD-UP FOR D-DAY (PART 2) [Allocated Title]
Film Number:A70 20-2
Summary: The Shropshire and Montgomeryshire Railway (SMR), running from Shrewsbury and Llanymynech, is restored to service by the War Office in order to link a chain of army ordnance depots to the Great Western Railway.
Description: I. A War Department (WD) 0-6-0 tank locomotive hauls ammunition wagons in reverse out of Ford station. Another ammunition train rumbles over a bridge. A passenger train conveys army sappers to various points along the railway. Three WD engines manned by personnel from an RE railway operating company are seen travelling through the Shropshire country side. Sappers and ex-SMR employees are seen at Kinnerley Junction, the site of a large ordnance depot. Goods wagons are coupled to a locomotive. Crates containing smoke canisters and shrapnel mines are loaded onto a goods wagon. A tame jackdaw is briefly seen perched on a hawthorn tree.
II. Large numbers of Fordson fifteen-hundredweight trucks, Morris light utility cars and Canadian military-pattern trailer tractors are stored alongside a branch of the Great Western Railway at No 55 Vehicle Reserve Depot, Little Stretton, Shropshire.
Production Country: GB
Production Details: Army Film Unit (Production company)
Wilkes, A E (Production individual)
A70 20-1 (THE RAILWAYS PLAY AN IMPORTANT PART IN THE BUILD UP FOR D-DAY (PART 1) [Allocated Title])
A70 20-3 (THE RAILWAYS PLAY AN IMPORTANT PART IN THE BUILD-UP FOR D-DAY (PART 3) [Allocated Title])
A70 20-4 (THE RAILWAYS PLAY AN IMPORTANT PART IN THE BUILD-UP FOR D-DAY (PART 4) [Allocated Title])