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The orange rail-car mover and the Olsen Gang

A tractor familiar to most Danes

Track

Track 7

Cultural heritage can be many things. Here it is an original rail-car mover which happened to play a main part in the 1975 Danish comedy ‘The Olsen Gang on Track’.

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The mini exhibition The orange rail-car mover and the Olsen Gang is centred on DSB tractor no. 57. Visitors may enter the driver’s cab and also take their photograph together with the Olsen Gang and the rail-car mover at a life-size cardboard cutout of the three gang members.

Watch clips from ‘The Olsen Gang on Track’ (in Danish).

Watch clips from ‘The Olsen Gang on Track’ (in Danish).

Step inside the orange rail-car mover

Step inside the orange rail-car mover

There are many excellent details on DSB tractor no. 57

There are many excellent details on DSB tractor no. 57

The orange rail-car mover is exhibited among the huge steam engines

The orange rail-car mover is exhibited among the huge steam engines

The fourth gang member

In ‘The Olsen Gang on Track’, the three gang members use the shunting tractor as an implement to steal millions of Danish kroner. The tractor is almost the fourth gang member in this much-loved comedy. As always, everything is going very well at the beginning. Egon has learnt the timetable off by heart and is able to navigate between the large trains. Benny deftly steers the tractor, while Kjeld changes the points. All is going to plan, until the Danish State Railways changes to the summer timetable and all the train times change.


You can watch clips from ‘The Olsen Gang on Track’ (in Danish). The film is put into the context of railway history, and visitors will learn about the importance that particularly films and TV series have in relation to our knowledge about trains and railways.