• Short Summary

    THE "AERO-TRAIN", A VEHICLE GUIDED ON AIR CUSHIONS, TODAY, TODAY (FRIDAY) HAD A PUBLIC SHOWING N PARS.

  • Description

    THE "AERO-TRAIN", A VEHICLE GUIDED ON AIR CUSHIONS, TODAY, TODAY (FRIDAY) HAD A PUBLIC SHOWING N PARS. ITS MAIN PURPOSE IS TO REDUCE TRAVELLING TIME BETWEEN CITIES AN TOWNS CLOSELY CONNECTED. IT DOES NOT PLAN TO COMPETE AGAINST INTERNAL AIRCRAFT.

    FILM SHOWS THE "AERO-TRAIN". THE ENGINE BEING REFUELED, VARIOUS VIEWS OF THE VEHICLE AND ITS MOVEMENT ALONG THE TRACK.

    THE CABIN, WHICH LOOKS MORE LIKE AN AIRCRAFT FUSELAGE THAN A RAILWAY CAR, CAN CARRY ABOUT 100 PASSENGERS SEATED IN ARMCHAIRS. LIGHT ALLOY IS USED IN ITS CONSTRUCTION. IT IS PROPELLED ALONG THE TRACK BY AN AIR-PROPELLED DRIVEN BY AN AIRCRAFT ENGINE.

    THE VEHICLE MOVES ON A CONCRETE WAY AND ITS WEIGHT IS CARRIED BY AIR CUSHIONS. THIS MAKES FOR COMFORTABLE TRAVEL. SPEEDS OF UP TO 400KM (ROUGHLY 20M.P.H.) CAN BE REACHED IN SAFETY. DERAILMENTS, ACCORDING TO ITS DESIGNERS, ARE HIGHLY UNLIKELY. ITS BUILDERS CLAIM THE "AERO-TRAIN" WILL MEAN SAFER, FASTER AND CHEAPER TRAVEL. IT WILL ALSO MEAN ALMOST NOISELESS TRAVEL.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4SCA4BCKSSJ1T1FB3NRYCF1SC
    Media URN:
    VLVA4SCA4BCKSSJ1T1FB3NRYCF1SC
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/12/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:46:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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