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Vintage Teens to 30's Railroad Film Library

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This DVD contains a collection of vintage railroad films from the teens to the 30's. It includes footage of the completion of the Northwestern Pacific Railroad, the Mount Tamalpais Gravity Train, steam driven trains, a collission between two locomotives circa 1913 and much more.

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

California State Fair Highlights (1913)

This film shows the highlights of the California State Fair. It includes some footage of then Governor Hiram Johnson and other events at the fair. It ends with an exciting head on collission of two locomotives.

Producer: Progressive Film Producing Company of America
Audio/Visual: Silent, Black & White
Run time: 6:21

True Experience of Officer Harold Sewell, The (1938)

Commercial promoting Eveready batteries by showing how an officer, using a powerful flashlight powered by Eveready batteries, prevents a train wreck.

Producer: Unknown
Audio/Visual: Sound, Black & White
Run time: 1:19

Completion of Northwestern Pacific Rail Road (1914)


This film celebrates the completion of the Northwestern Pacific Railroad with a Golden Spike ceremony and celebration on October 23-25, 1914. The film starts by traveling the railroad until it reaches the point of the celebration at Cain Rock. Then it shows festivities there and at other locations. Additionally, it shows a short segment of the first load of redwood heading off on a transport train.

Producer: Unknown
Audio/Visual: Silent, Black & White
Run time: 13:57

Redwood Empire Special and Lumber Mills (1914)

Another celebration of the grand opening of the railroad with emphasis on what it will do for the lumber industry in that area.

Producer: Unknown
Audio/Visual: Silent, Black & White
Run time: 14:31

Mount Tamalpais Gravity Railroad (1917)

Take a ride on the Mount Tamalpais gravity railroad in Marin County, California: See it in operation and enjoy the great views of the mountain and countryside as it goes up to the top of the mountain.

Producer: Unknown
Audio/Visual: Silent, Black & White
Run time: 1:58

Besler Corporation Promo Film: Steam-Driven Vehicles (1932)

This film shows how practical and functional vehiches that run on steam can be. It is by Besler Corporation and it demonstrates steam driven trains, automobiles and airplanes.

Producer: Besler Corporation
Audio/Visual: Silent, Black & White
Run time: 15:39

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