Snow – 1963 Short Film by Geoffrey Jones

This 1963 film was nominated for an Oscar. Director Geoffrey Jones captured the shovel work being done to keep British rail lines open during the winter. It’s an elegant and beautifully edited short film.  You can read more about its origin and rhythmic beat editing at the BFI site.

Made available by the British Film Institute.

World’s Largest Model Railroad

Well, if this isn’t the most insane thing I’ve seen in several years!  This is a simply unbelievable video of the Miniatur Wunderland model railroad in Hamburg, Germany.  It is the largest in the world at 16,146 square feet with 10,000 railroad cars running on 6.8 miles of miniature track.  Construction of the railroad is still underway, with a scale model airport due to open this year.  Good grief!  Total mind-blowing insanity!