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Tur med tusenfoting, Short Movie, 1953

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atom SE

2015-08-10 14:33

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Short film which shows the traffic situation in Stockholm.

Link to "www.sfi.se"

Stockholm trams:
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johnfromstaffs EN

2015-08-10 16:24

Cars of nationalities other than American are quite clear to see.

atom SE

2015-08-10 16:36

I will continue later. There will be plenty of British, German, Italian, French, Swedish and one Czech, aswell as a lot more American iron.
Among the rarer a Austin A90 Atlantic, Panhard Dyna and a Kaiser :) Also a Brithis reg British car...

johnfromstaffs EN

2015-08-10 19:53

Thank you for this.

atom SE

2015-08-11 14:59

Will continue later, I have probably went through about half of the captures.

Lateef NO

2015-08-11 15:03

Very nice addition! :)

DidierF FR

2015-08-11 17:41

Je trouve aussi.
I'm anxious to find out what you're going to find out (many items seem to be quite difficult to ID.)

johnfromstaffs EN

2015-08-11 18:03

What fascinates me is that most of the cars are left hand drive, even in 1953. It was a further fourteen years before Sweden finally joined the rest of Europe on the right (or wrong) side of the road, but it seems that the populace had already made up its mind.

tore-40 NO

2015-08-11 19:28

Actually in a poll (or referendum) two years after this film some 85% of the people wanted to keep the LHD. But Sveriges Riksdag still decided to make the change, in 1963. Mainly to harmonize with the rest of mainland Europe.

Why most cars had the steering wheel on the 'wrong' side? Until about 1948 most cars were US import (as this film also shows us). They were not willing to convert their cars for this small market. Also, the Swedish manufacturers (and the car buyers) were waiting for the change over to RHD that had already been promised some 25 years before this film was shot.

@atom may know more on this theme.

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johnfromstaffs EN

2015-08-12 00:08

My last visit to Sweden was to Stockholm in the summer. It was considerably more pleasant than the visit before, which was to Ørnskjoldsvik (I hope that's right), in January. -29 degrees Celsius!

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atom SE

2015-08-12 10:03

tore-40, yes, that's how I have heard it was too. Also some drivers said they liked that it was easy to follow the edge of the road when you sat on the left side in the car.

johnfromstaffs: Örnsköldsvik... Ø is only used in Danish and Norwegian.

johnfromstaffs EN

2015-08-13 08:12

Thanks atom and tore-40

Interesting to note that the Austins in the pictures are also left hand drive, perhaps Austin buyers could see the future!

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atom SE

2015-08-13 18:37

Done. I will start the regrouping as soon as the vehicles has been identified.

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