• Short Summary

    A German design of revolutionary railway engine on its first trip from Hanover to Berlin.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Germany. Speed .. Speed .. More Speed! Revolutionary designed coach - heralding new era in express trains, driven by 500 hp engine - attains 125 mph on first trip from Hanover to Berlin."

    Germany.

    A revolutionary design of streamlined railway engine comes up to platform at Hanover railway station. It is powered by a propellor at the rear. The single coach is very modern looking - almost space age.

    Passengers get on board the coach. CU of propellor as the train moves away.

    Shots from the train as it is speeding along. Shots of the train speeding past.

    N.B. This is the same train as seen in 30/43.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    811.22
    Media URN:
    10693
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    21/05/1931
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:37:20:00 / 01:39:10:00
    Canister:
    31/41

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    The vehicle shown here is the "Schienenzeppelin", an experimental railcar that could hold up to 40 passengers, designed by Franz Kruckenberg.

    More footage of it can be seen in clip 747.20.

    Lots of great photos and info about the Schienenzeppelin can be found here.......

    www.dieselpunks.org/profile
    s/blogs/rail-zeppelin

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