Visnews filmed a new method of transporting coal mineral etc. at Dortmund 7th November, with?
G.V. PAN DOCKYARD SHOWING TWO OF THE AMPHIBIOUS TRANSPORTERS IN WATER.
S.T.V. AMPHIBIOUS TRANSPORTERS.
L.V. TRANSPORTER IS HAULED FROM WATER ON TO TRACK.
SIDE V. DITTO.
S.V. PAN DITTO.
L.V. PAN WHEELS WHICH TRANSPORT THE AMPHIBIAN ON LAND ARE PUSHED INTO POSITION.
S.V. TRANSPORTER ON TRACK TOWARDS CAMERA.
L.V. TRANSPORTER ALONE TRACKS.
S.V. CARGO IS TIPPED FROM TRANSPORTER.
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Background: Visnews filmed a new method of transporting coal mineral etc. at Dortmund 7th November, with this float which can be lifted from the water, placed on wheels and driven away.
In the steel industry the cost of freighting ores has become critical, as has the cost of constructing new harbourage.
By this method, which eliminates harbour side off- and re-loading, and lets four people cope with the work formerly done by 70, time and money can be saved.
The floats are in 48 parts, each twelve metres long, with a total capacity of 2,400 tons. After hauling out of the water each part sits on wheels for use as a wagon.
300 tons an hour have already been handled in this way.