Images of European rail and air transportation as improved by rebuilding after World War II
Europe Date:1952 Duration:2 min 12 sec Sound:Yes
Post World War 2 scenes of European rail and air transportation facilities and operations in 1952. A new railroad locomotive moves out of a factory in Switzerland. The engineer looks out his side window as it rolls out. A train moves along a track next to a road that then crosses in a level crossing. A car stops for the train, as it passes. People walk on the concourse of a spacious modern train station in Italy. A train moves on a modern bridge high over a river. Views of several new (post-world War 2) bridges in Europe. Traffic on a road hub with cloverleaf loops. A British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC) DeHavilland Comet jet passenger airliner taking off. Examples of processing that passengers must still undergo when arriving at various European airports. Passenger opening baggage for inspection while going through customs at a French airport. View from under the tail of a DC-6 passenger plane taxiing out for takeoff. View of a Transworld Airlines (TWA) Lockheed constellation passenger plane in flight.
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