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Opening of the railway exhibition

Week number 39-36

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

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The opening of the railway exhibition "The train 1839-1939" in Amsterdam, on the occasion of the hundred years existence of the Nederlandse Spoorwegen (Dutch Railways). The exhibition was held on the grounds of the former Paleis voor de Volksvlijt. SHOTS: - pan across the exhibition terrain; - opening speech by the mayor of Amsterdam, W. de Vlugt; - Royal Commissioner of Noord-Holland, A. baron Roëll and Minister of Water Management, J.W. Albarda with his wife, listening to the speech; - several other gentlemen among the crowd; - several shots of moving model trains on scale models with a.o. a working railway crossing and a lift bridge; - De Vlugt get on a large model steam train ("De Arend" (The Eagle)) goes around the exhibition buildings. It is a replica of the first train that drove between Amsterdam and Haarlem.

Creator:
Polygoon-Profilti (producer) / Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision (curator)
Publication date:
8 September 1939
Length:
02:10

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User:
Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision
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