• Short Summary

    At Lasingnors shipyard in Denmark, the world's largest train ferry took to the water for the first time on November 19.

  • Description

    At Lasingnors shipyard in Denmark, the world's largest train ferry took to the water for the first time on November 19. It is called the Tralleberg and will be delivered, when fully fitted, to the Swedish Railways.

    In service, the ferry will operate between Tralleberg in Sweden and Sassitz in Germany. In the meantime, a sister ship, the 'Theodor Heuss' is being built in Germany.

    Powered by two 5,000 hp diesel engines, the ferry has a speed of 19 knots and can carry forty wagons and forty coaches.

    The ferry will be of great help to Swedish and Norwegian tourists who visit Southern Europe in large numbers each summer. Hitherto they had to make a long and arduous journey via Denmark, often with a long wait when they eventually reached the Jutland ferry.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAC1DUOAJ93TGAJR19SFZ9A8E1T
    Media URN:
    VLVAC1DUOAJ93TGAJR19SFZ9A8E1T
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/11/1957
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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