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Wellington public transport from 1848. The arrival of trolley buses is marked by a look back over other forms of transport including stream trains, horse drawn carts, trams and buses. The road works occasioned by the introduction of the new technology are also shown.

'Transport Matters'. 'Steam Trains 1878-1880' still: group of railway workers beside train.
'Horse drawn trams 1880-1904'. still: street scene with tram.
'Electric trams 1904-'. trams in central Wellington (Hutcheson Wilson & Co/Tennyson St).
Trams passing Town Hall (Mercer St).
'Diesel bus 1938-'. Row of buses at depot.
'Wellington adopts the trolley bus'. Roseneath bus turning up Grafton Road.
'Traffic problems'. Wakefield/Taranaki St intersection. Congested traffic, people getting on and off bus.
'Track relaying difficulties'. Tram turning corner (Courtenay Place? X Adelaide Rd? Victoria Laundry Depot) past road works.
C.U. drills etc digging up road, welding tracks, laying gravel.
'Pedestrian worries'. Willis Street. Pedestrians darting back and forth through traffic - buses, cars.
'Transport Committee inspection' Inspection of tracks by group depot/factory construction details of trams & buses.
'The old order changes' further details of road works opening : speakers.
'Trolley bus 1949-'. 'chassis details'. Interior of bus, seating, doors, safety measures demonstrated.
'Courtenay Place - Roseneath'. Trolley bus route.

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Year 1955

Reference number F1769

Collection Film and Video Collection

Media type Moving Image

Place of Production NEW ZEALAND/AOTEAROA

Duration 0:13:54

Production company [WELLINGTON CITY COUNCIL]

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