Century of progress

India, 1953

Film
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A survey of the Indian Railways, the story of the fulfilment of a 100-year-old dream. April 16, 1953, marked the first centenary of the Indian Railways. In 1853 the first rails were laid between Bombay and Thana. Where once only the hoof-beat of the bullock or pony could be heard, the iron horse now thunders. India now possesses the largest railway system in Asia and the third largest in the world. Commentary by Berkeley Hill.

Credits

director

V.R. Sarma

producer

M. Bhavnani

production company

Documentary Films of India

Language

English

Duration

00:11:00:00

Colour

Black and White

ACMI Identifier

31921

Subject categories

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Bombay (India)

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → India - Description and travel

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Locomotives - History

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Railroad trains

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Railroads

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Railroads - Construction

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Transportation - India

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - India

History → History

History → India - History

Places → Bombay (India)

Short films

Short films → Short films - India

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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