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1920s-50s Public Transportation & Mass Transit Films on DVD
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Public transportation and the development of the arteries of travel is probably something that you never think about - except when you get stuck in a traffic jam, especially one caused by one of those construction projects that just never seems to finish. You also probably never give any though to the ease with which we can travel from city to city or state to state.

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Aerial and Boat Views of Amtrak Train Derailment, Mobile, Alabama
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Aerial and Boat Views of Amtrak Train Derailment, Mobile, Alabama is a 1993 film produced by the U.S. Coast Guard. The presentation contains aerial views of the Amtrak train derailment scene taken on September 23, 1993 (one day after accident) from a United States Coast Guard (USCG) helicopter. You will see aerial views of the wreckage, crash scene, salvage efforts and diving operations. You will also see footage taken from a USCG boat showing close-up views of wreckage, salvage and diving operations.

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Airports Mean Business
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Airports Mean Business (1972) was created by the Federal Aviation Administration. It was created to showcase how airports bring more business and opportunity to cities and towns across America. The purpose of the film is an educational piece to demonstrate clearly why communities should invest in airports and the related infrastructure: showing that the good created by the airport overrides the small negative of noise pollution from air traffic.

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Allegheny Portage Railroad
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Allegheny Portage Railroad is a 1993 film created by the National Park Service; Harpers Ferry, WV. Harpers Ferry Center. The film tells the history of the Allegheny Portage Railroad in the westward movement of settlers and commerce in central Pennsylvania in the mid-1800's. It is a fascinating story of how the railroad was instrumental in the migration of settlers through this area.

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Anatomy of a Crisis: The Livingston Train Wreck
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Produced by the Environmental Protection Agency, this film provides an overview of the day-to-day activities surrounding the tragic train wreck of September 28, 1982, in Livingston, Louisiana. This wreck containing 41 cars carrying hazardous chemical materials derailed, causing the contents to spill and burn for days. The film shows several scenes of the actual wreckage and on a day by day basis shows the activities and events surrounding the containment of this extremely hazardous disaster.

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Civil Aviation - The Golden Age of Flight Film Library 2 DVD Set
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Go back to the magical era of air flight where brave men and women risk their lives for the glory and adventure of breaking records - including such early legends as Charles Lindbergh and Kay Stinson plus the 1927 Dole Air Race. It also include more modern features from the 40's and 50's showing how "modern" airplanes and airports work and much more.

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Classic 50's Hot Rod and Open Road Film Collection DVD
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This DVD contains a variety of films that explore the 50's hot rod phenomenon as well as Mobilgas "Safety and Economy: competition. The hot rod films are wrapped in stories about how youthful energy can be converted to something constructive and controlled by joining hot rod groups and expending their energies in a more constructive manner. These films contain excellent footage of 50's style hot rod competitions and meets - a must see for any serious hot rod buff.

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Classic Drivers Ed Film Library DVD
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This classic late 1930s to late 1950s library of Drivers Ed films covers all the do's and don'ts of safe driving. The films are a mix of good advice - 50's style - and dramatic shots of accidents and accident scenes designed to scare young about to be drivers into being responsible drivers.

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Disorientation: FAA Training Film
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Produced by the Federal Aviation Administration , this video educates the pilots to common inflight situations that are potentially disorientating by describing how this physiological phenomenon influences and distorts otherwise clearcut flying judgments. It discusses strategies for handling situations where a polots physical senses are suggesting something different than what the cockpit instruments are showing.

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Dusk to Dawn: FAA Training Film
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Produced by Federal Aviation Administration , this video examines the various types of precautions and techniques that pilots should take when flying from dusk to dawn. Due to the lack of visual references available in daylight, nighttime flying requires different skills to be conduced safely by the small plane pilot. Each of these skills and its importance to safe night flying is covered in this film.

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Fifty Years of Aviation Documentary DVD
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The Big Picture documentary Fifty Years of Aviation is a salute to the rapid progress of aviation from its humble beginnings to modern military aircraft. The films includes fascinating historical footage from 1907 when the United States army purchased its first military plane and continues with the rapid progression of planes and helicopters that make up the Army's air fleet. Also seen in this video is the Army's Delackner Aerocycle and the Hiller Flying Platform and pictures of the proposed Aerial Assault Vehicle and the Aerial Jeep.

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Historic Greyhound & Bus Tour Films on DVD
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In the 1950's, taking tours by Greyhound bus was an exciting adventure for many people. Traveling across country, seeing sights and getting to know your fellow passengers was considered luxurious travel back in the day. So sit back and enjoy this collection of Greyhound films as a fellow passenger touring the US countryside.

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Historic Roadway Construction in America DVD
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The American highway system is what built America and this collection of five films explores the men and equipment that went into designing and building our interstate systems. Enjoy the adventures of the big construction rigs as they mold theland into man-made structures to connect the vast areas of America.

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Historic Urban Sprawl Film Collection on DVD
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A Collection of Films Discussing Urban Sprawl in American Cities and the Planning and Development Steps to Improve City Life

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How Airplanes Fly: FAA Training Film
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How Airplanes Fly was produced in 1968 by the Federal Aviation Adminiatration. It is an excellent introduction to how airplane flight works. It is an easy to understand film that makes rich use of animation and live sequences to explain the principles of airplane flight. It covers all the basic concepts including how lift, the weight of the plane, its thrust, drag and other factors all have their impact on how any particular plane flies.

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Seaport Security
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Seaport Security was produced in 1991 by the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center for the purpose of teaching law enforcement officers about the operation and security arrangements at a typical working seaport. While the material was produced pre-9/11, it is still an excellent introduction to what goes on in and around a seaport and steps that are taken to ensure their safety.

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Stable and Safe: FAA Training Film
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Produced by the Federal Aviation Administration , this video details what frequently happens when pilots inadvertently fly into marginal or IFR weather and lose their visual reference causing them to become dangerously disoriented. It details the different types of stability augmentation systems available for use in general aviation so pilots can understand the abilities of each system.

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Start Up: FAA Training Film
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Start Up (1987) was produced by the Federal Aviation Administration. It is a training film that reviews the precautions a pilot should take before flying a plane that has not been flown recently. By following a safe startup procedure, the pilot will experience no surprises while in the air from issues that could have developed from the plane sitting on the ground for many months between flights.

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The Wright Brothers at Huffman Prairie DVD
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After the success for their first flights at Kittyhawk, North Carolina, the Wright Brothers moved back to Dayton Ohio to continue perfecting their passion. During the period of 1904-1905 on the Huffman Prairie, they developed and perfected the concepts involved in powered flight. As they grew their science, they taught it to others by creating a pilot training school and exhibition company in 1910-1915. This documentary examines this period of their life - documenting their achievements and inventions which helped lay the foundation for modern air flight. Through a mixture of interviews and actual footage from their era, the story of early air flight and these brave pioneers is showcased.

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Vintage Auto Safety Film Collection DVD
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With the arrival of cars came car accidents. This collection of films highlights the dangers of cars and unsafe driving and discusses how an automobile can be a very safe place when treated with respect.

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