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by Jan Oskar Engene
I noticed that the DSB (railways) flag was submitted
by Jan Oskar Engene to NordVex in May.
Ole Andersen, 3 January 2001
The new flag for the railways were approved in general by the Queen on 17.
May 1999 and published by the Ministry of Justice on 7 July the same year. As
new emblem, the badge in the new DSB flag is described as "a crown in white over a white winged wheel." In fact, this is identical to the new logo of the DSB, introduced after a complete overhaul of the DSB visual identity in 1998. It took some time for this flag to introduced into actual use, about a year to be precise.
Jan Oskar Engene, 4 January 2001
Not quite identical. The winged wheel in the flag appears to be moving
towards the pole, while the winged wheel in the logo (as seen on http://www.dsb.dk/
) seems to be moving to the right. Since we have this our tradition of depicting
flags with the pole to the left, the wheels appear mirrored.
Ole Andersen, 4 January 2001
by Paige Herring
23 April 1998
The flag of the Danish State Railways was originally introduced on 27
April 1887, presumably with the emblem shown in the Flaggenbuch. The emblem was changed in 1974, when the crown was removed and the letters changed to white and placed along the top of the canton (a new kind of typeface was also introduced). The 1974 flag is listed in Pedersen's 1979 flag book (Norwegian edition).
Jan Oskar Engene