• Short Summary

    The notorious noise of steel against steel has been one of the main irritations of railway travel since its inception.

  • Description

    The notorious noise of steel against steel has been one of the main irritations of railway travel since its inception. But the German Bundesbahn have found a way to reduce the whirl and grind of the wagon wheels by 50 per cent.

    Here in Osterholz, the railway authorities have equipped a special train with grinding wheels of their own design and manufacture to smooth the lines to mirror-smooth flatness.

    The train is seen leaving Osterholz station at about two miles an hour for a day's work of ten miles 'track-smoothing'. It is equipped with an electrical supply sufficient to light a city of 20,000 people. The train itself is electronically controlled.

    With its specially trained crew of 20, the track-smoothing special is bringing safe and silent travel to thousands of grateful Germans.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1C4OO9ZZYHJ2R9EPRRWW3SDFH
    Media URN:
    VLVA1C4OO9ZZYHJ2R9EPRRWW3SDFH
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/01/1957
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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