Free Shipping

Just order $100 or more in   Products and we pay for shipping.


.

Vintage 1940's to 1950 Railroad Film Library

Price: $14.97     SKU: A25     Qty:

This DVD contains a collection of vintage railroad films from the 1940's and 1950. It includes footage of the Rock Island Lines including shots of their high speed "Rocket" freight trains, a complete operational tour of the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad, operations of the New York Central Railroad, the Southern Pacific Railroad and much more.

Here are all the films that make up this historical collection:

Wheels of Progress (1950)

Explore the operations of the Rock Island Lines. View the operation of classification yards and high speed Rocket freight trains. The film is set to shots of agricultural and industrial areas that are served by the Rock Island Lines.

Producer: Zenith Cinema Services, Inc.
Audio/Visual: Sound, Color
Run time: 19:02

A Great Railroad at Work (1942)


Learn all about how the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad operates. The film includes excellent shots of early 40's steam engines as well as all the behind the scenes activities that happen to make sure the railroad keeps running smoothly.

Producer: Jam Handy Organization
Audio/Visual: Sound, Black & White
Run time: 39:36

Desert Empire (1948)


Take a rail tour of Utah and sell the natural wonders in and around Salt Lake CIty and other areas of Utah. Includes scenes of Arches National Monument and a variety of coal and copper operations.

Producer: New Universal Pictures Commercial Department
Audio/Visual: Sound, Black & White
Run time: 29:44

The Big Train (1950)

Take a behind the scenes tour of the New York Central Railroad in this colorful film. The film is introduced by New York Central Railroad president Alfred E. Perlman.

Producer: MPO Productions
Audio/Visual: Sound, Color
Run time: 26:14

New Horizons (1948)

This film explores how railroads are revolutionizing and modernizing the South It includes many scenes that are typical of the South of this period and how the railroads are helping to modernize the working conditions and efficiency of the various industries and agricultural operations and improve the lives of the people of the South.

Producer: Dudley Pictures Corp.
Audio/Visual: Sound, Color
Run time: 17:54

This Is My Railroad (1940)


Take a tour of the Southern Pacific Railroad and its territories. Excellent shots of track maintenance including snow removal techniques in the Sirerra Nevada mountains to keep the trains running on time.

Producer: Unknown
Audio/Visual: Sound, Color
Run time: 28:58

Troop Train (1943)


See how the government used the railroad as an efficient mover of troops during wartime. This film shows how the loading of cargo and pasengers is organized and managed, how they travel through the countryside carrying all those weapons and the daily activities of the soldiers as they travel across the country with their equipment.

Producer: U.S. Office of War Information
Audio/Visual: Sound, Black & White
Run time: 13:15

Back To List
Price: $14.97     SKU: A25     Qty:


.
.
.