• Short Summary

    Reported to be the biggest and most powerful railway locomotive in the world, the "D-m-3" has gone into service pulling iron-ore wagons from Kiruna in Swedish Lappland to Narvik, Norway.

  • Description

    1.
    GV Locomotive leaving shed.
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    2.
    LV Locomotive moving away from camera.
    0.19

    3.
    SV INT...Driver at controls.
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    4.
    CU Controls.
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    5.
    TRAVEL SHOT..Approaching iron-ore wagons in shunting yard.
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    6.
    SV Locomotive coupled to iron-ore wagon.
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    CU Driver PAN to controls.
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    8.
    LV Line of iron-ore wagons moving out from shunting yard.
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    9.
    GV PAN..Ditto, long line of wagons hauled by locomotive.
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    Initials TDH/V/AHS/MMcG



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    Background: Reported to be the biggest and most powerful railway locomotive in the world, the "D-m-3" has gone into service pulling iron-ore wagons from Kiruna in Swedish Lappland to Narvik, Norway.

    Built by ASEA (Sweden) in co-operation with Swedish State Railways, the 65-tons "D-m-3" is in three sections, totalling 35-metres in length. Its five engines - each as strong as one normal locomotive - develop a pulling power of 80,000 kgms against the 65,000 kgms of the previous strongest locomotive owned by Swiss State Railways.

    Fully loaded the "D-m-3" pulls 65-ore wagons - a train of 438 metres in length, and weighing more than 5,135-tons.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAA79RLD582PS0HLQSYYKDHMSPY
    Media URN:
    VLVAA79RLD582PS0HLQSYYKDHMSPY
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/03/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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