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Learn about the history behind our documentary film archive from the 1940s.
A station worker takes a young lady to the cinema inside Waterloo station itself to see a film about the workings of the station.
How a great London railway station works
'A vast national railway system radiates from London. The film shows the density of railway traffic at a London terminus. 1,704 trains enter and leave this station everyday - long distance expresses, suburban electric services on which a million workers depend for their daily transport to and from central London. An impressive picture of a complex organization [sic].'
(Films of Britain - British Council Film Department Catalogue - 1942-43)
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