Riding an electric car: how the passengers of the Titanic and other liners trained

Riding an electric car: how the passengers of the Titanic and other liners trained

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The journey from Europe to America on an ocean liner at the beginning of the XX century took almost a week. It is clear that the passengers needed something to occupy this time. Someone spent hours in restaurants, someone slept, someone read. And the most advanced, struggling with boredom, went to gyms.

Riding an electric car: how the passengers of the Titanic and other liners trained

Riding an electric car: how the passengers of the Titanic and other liners trained

The Titanic was equipped with the best sports equipment: the passengers had a rowing simulator, a power counterweight, an electric camel, an electric horse, kettlebells, punching bags and exercise bikes at their disposal. On the terrible night of April 14, 1912, when the ship collided with an iceberg, physical education instructor T.W. McCauley refused to leave the ship and died.

Riding an electric car: how the passengers of the Titanic and other liners trained

The Titanic Gym. Besides him, there was even a heated pool on the liner.

Riding an electric car: how the passengers of the Titanic and other liners trained

Rowing simulator on the Titanic.

Riding an electric car: how the passengers of the Titanic and other liners trained

Riding an electric car: how the passengers of the Titanic and other liners trained

Riding an electric car: how the passengers of the Titanic and other liners trained

The gym of the liner "Franconia", sunk by a German submarine in 1916.

Riding an electric car: how the passengers of the Titanic and other liners trained

In the gym on board the transatlantic liner "Homeric" (1922).

Riding an electric car: how the passengers of the Titanic and other liners trained

In the gym of the SS Bermuda liner (mid-1920s).

Riding an electric car: how the passengers of the Titanic and other liners trained

Gym on board the Victoria (1930).

Riding an electric car: how the passengers of the Titanic and other liners trained

Gym of the transatlantic liner "Neptunia".

Riding an electric car: how the passengers of the Titanic and other liners trained

A woman is engaged on a suspended bar in the gym of the ocean liner SS Bremen (1930).

Riding an electric car: how the passengers of the Titanic and other liners trained

Riding an electric car: how the passengers of the Titanic and other liners trained

The liner "Victoria" (1930).

Riding an electric car: how the passengers of the Titanic and other liners trained

On board the liner Vulcania (1930).

Riding an electric car: how the passengers of the Titanic and other liners trained

Workers set up exercise bikes on the liner "Queen Mary" (1932).

Riding an electric car: how the passengers of the Titanic and other liners trainedCanadian Pacific liner "Duchess of Bedford" (1931).

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