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Handing over of the first electric locomotive build in the Netherlands

Week number 51-48

Newsreels in which Dutch subjects of a certain week are presented.

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Two industrial companies from the Netherlands, Werkspoor in Utrecht and Heemaf in Hengelo, are building electrical locomotives for the Nederlandse Spoorwegen (NS, Dutch Railways). Shots of the construction of a locomotive from 1200 series and shots of the offical test drive in the presence of the NS managment. SHOTS: - The chassis of a locomotive under construction in a Werkspoor assembly hall; workers work on the completion: the driver's cabins are fitted; the frames of the upper part are welded; steel sheets are attached; - other workers work on the undercarriages: heavy Heemaf electric motors are lowered in the undercarriage and assembled; - a completely pre-assembled electrical switch box is hoisted and lowered into the internal part of the locomotive, after which the mechanics connect wires and cables; - front view of two finished locomotives; painters work on the cabin of one of them; - a finished new locomotive, no. 1201, decorated with flowers slowly drives out of the assembly hall through a ribbon; - several shots of and from the train during the test drive: the locomotive with carriages decorated with flags drives across the tracks at high speed; the engine driver is in the driver's cabin; behind the windows the tracks, railway embankment and overhead wire pass by; 01:29 F.Q. den Hollander, chairman of the NS, enters the locomotive.

Creator:
Polygoon-Profilti (producer) / Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision (curator)
Publication date:
1 November 1951
Length:
02:12

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video
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User:
Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision
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