• Short Summary

    Visnews filmed Apl 24 and 25 one of Austria's most difficult road transports in recent years when the 26-ton motor-vessel "Falkenstein" 27 metres long. 15 metres high and 5 1/2 metres wide was carried on a special truck and trailer from the river Danube to the inland Lake Traun - over a distance of about 40 miles.

  • Description

    1.
    LV PAN Danube to boat on trailer.
    0.07

    2.
    SV Boat past camera.
    0.12

    3.
    LV Vehicle along country lane.
    0.16

    4.
    SV Telephone wires are taken down to make way for vehicle.
    0.20

    5.
    SV Ditto.
    0.24

    6.
    LV Vehicle preceded by police escort.
    0.29

    7.
    SCI Driver.
    0.34

    8.
    LV Vehicle is pulled to side of road to allow traffic to pass.
    0.41

    9.
    CU Policeman waves vehicle on
    0.44

    10.
    TV From boat down to village street.
    0.48

    11.
    TV Approaching street light across road.
    0.52

    12.
    SV Street light is swung out of way.
    0.56

    13.
    TV Vehicle enters village.
    1.05

    14.
    LV Vehicle along street.
    1.05

    15.
    SV Vehicle negotiates corner.
    1.12

    16.
    SCU Arch of bridge is lifted to give height for vehicle.
    1.15

    17.
    LV Vehicle proceeds across bridge.
    1.20

    18.
    SV Top of boat past bridge arch.
    1.23

    19.
    SV Vehicle past camera.
    1.26

    20.
    LV Vehicle along lane.
    1.31

    21.
    CU Driver.
    1.36

    22.
    SV Pan Along vehicle.
    1.42

    23.
    LV Vehicle negotiates band.
    1.46

    24.
    TV Vehicle enters town negotiating corner.
    1.51

    25.
    SV Driver's cab.
    1.53

    26.
    TV Crowd.
    1.56

    27.
    TV Man steers trailer.
    1.58

    28.
    CU Ditto.
    2.01

    29.
    CU Policeman.
    2.03

    30.
    TV Vehicle negotiates corner.
    2.05

    31.
    CU Policeman on running board.
    2.07

    32.
    SV Pan... Vehicle at destination
    2.13

    33.
    SV Driver is presented with flowers
    2.17

    34.
    LV Pan... Boat on vehicle Pan to lake.
    2.22



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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Visnews filmed Apl 24 and 25 one of Austria's most difficult road transports in recent years when the 26-ton motor-vessel "Falkenstein" 27 metres long. 15 metres high and 5 1/2 metres wide was carried on a special truck and trailer from the river Danube to the inland Lake Traun - over a distance of about 40 miles.

    The "Falkenstein" was built in Hungary -- as payment for railway engines from Austria -- and sailed along the Danube to Linz where it was loaded on to the huge trailer.

    From Linz the journey went via Wels to the Traunsee. The route had been carefully planned, bridges had been tested for strength, and narrow passages were measured in advance, nevertheless, many telephone wires, lampposts and even part of a bridge had to be taken down to make way for the gigantic transport. At the end of this venture which took all his skill and experience the truck driver finally got his reward: a bouquet of flowers upon arrival at Traunsee.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8BL6LJF60OJ1RGJCA6J0W7CRC
    Media URN:
    VLVA8BL6LJF60OJ1RGJCA6J0W7CRC
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/04/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:22:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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