• Short Summary

    The Danish Street Car Union have decided that the only way to increase revenue from public transport is to produce better and brighter buses and tramcars.

  • Description

    The Danish Street Car Union have decided that the only way to increase revenue from public transport is to produce better and brighter buses and tramcars. To mark the opening of the International Street Car Congress in Copenhagen May 13- and to attract more passengers - they paraded a selection of ancient and modern buses and trams through the streets of the capital.

    Horse-drawn tram-cars from the 1890-1900 era were occupied by passengers in the dress of the period. Some of these old vehicles still had boards inside reading: "Ladies are forbidden to use long hat-pins without a safety cork on the end of the pin". Passengers were well protected in those days.

    In the cavalcade was the oldest bus in Europe - a French "De Dion Bouton", made in 1913. France has endeavoured to effect the return of this bus from the Danes without success. It was used in Copenhagen until 1926 and is destined for a museum outside the capital with all the other historic vehicles.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAN64Z9E1VESPN42RTWUECSTSB
    Media URN:
    VLVAN64Z9E1VESPN42RTWUECSTSB
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/05/1961
    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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