Au bout du rail
Bruno Le Roux, Fabrice Richard
1999 - 52 min - S. 16 mm & Beta SP - Couleur et Noir & Blanc - France

Between 1965 and 1977, the prototype of an entirely new type of rail transport vehicle was tested in France.
Created and developed by the engineer Jean Bertin, this machine which boasted exceptional performance capabilities, became the subject of much heated discussion during its development. Show case for French technology, such as the ocean liner "France" or the supersonic air plane "Concorde", Bertin's aérotrain seemed to be full of promise for the future. Indeed, a number of plans for its commercial development were foreseen for the world at large.
Today, all that remains of this adventure is a long concrete rail abandoned somewhere in the countryside near Orléans.
So what ever happened to the aérotrain ?



Author-Director : Bruno Le Roux, Fabrice Richard
Delegate Producer : Candela productions
Broadcasting Co-producer : Planète
Broadcasting Co-producer : TV Rennes 35
Contribution : CNC, Région Bretagne

Distribution


Distributor : Point du Jour International
Not commercial Distribution : ADAV
DVD Editing : Candela productions
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