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Thundering Rails
Description: Produced by The Association of American Railroads, showcasing both steam and diesel passenger trains. Narrated by Ed Herlihy of newsreel fame. There are some very interesting locomotives: Alco PAs from the Pennsylvania Railroad Southern & Pacific; EMD E7s of New York Central, PRR, Seaboard Airline, Atlantic Coast Line, Southern, Baltimore and Ohio, Rock Island and the Lackawanna; FM Erie-Builts and Baldwin sharks of the PRR; Norfolk and Western Js and Ks; NYC Hudsons and others. There are interior shots of large old stations, as well as the trains themselves.

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Clip #: TFA-128B
Length: 16:59
Year: 1948
Color: B/W
Sound: Sound
Library: TFA Network
Decade: 1940s
Region: North America
Country: United States
Subject: Railroads
Original: 16mm
1940s, The Association of American Railroads, passenger trains, steam locomotives, diesel locomotives, boy sleeping next to open window, train whistle blowing as boy sleeps, trains traveling at night, steel tracks, Transcontinental Limited, train pov traveling on tracks and stopping at station during the day, locomotives stopped at station, steam coming out of locomotives, interior train stations, newsstand, people standing and walking through train station, girl standing next to luggage, dog next to luggage, elderly couple in front of arrivals / departures board, people walking up staircase, man and woman kissing goodbye, mother and teenage son embracing goodbye, people throwing rice at wedded couple, man tipping hat to woman after bumping into her, woman wearing high heels walking, woman laughing as she talks to man, hand punching holes in ticket, man looking at watch and up at clock, passengers and conductor walking on train platform, trains traveling through rural areas, train traveling past stations, train tracks, train traveling through tunnel, steam locomotive smokestack, engines, trains traveling on parallel tracks in same direction, boy sleeping by open window, boy seated alongside track waving to engineer in train as it passes, coal miner, lumberman, farmer waving from tractor, train passing by, piston wheels, furnace, railroad fireman, diesel locomotives traveling, engineer sounding horn and at controls, signals, train pov blurred landscape, railroad crossing gate lowering, safety signal, train pov tracks rushing below, trains passing by switch tower, train passing by rail crossing road sign, train pov landscape, trains traveling through mountainous areas and under railroad bridge, trains passing through prairie and forest, train pov wheat field, cow running across railroad tracks ahead of train, engineer sounding horn, mooing cow, trains crossing trestle bridges, train pov tugboat, train passing by fisherman in boat, boys swimming and waving at train passing by on bridge, train passing by lake, deer looking up from drinking, reflection of train in water as it passes by, flight of wildfowl, train pov tracks, train passing on tracks, train pov landscape rushing past, passengers seated in observation car with windows on ceiling, cook carving meat, passengers eating in dining car, passengers seated in lounge, woman opening door to walk to adjoining train car, passengers seated in train car, engineer at controls, men sorting mail in train post office, conductors walking through train car, male passenger seated in train car reading newspaper, female passenger walking to water cooler, mother giving doll to girl lying in bed in sleeper car, passengers eating in dining car, train traveling through rural area, train pov tracks rushing below, trains passing in opposite directions, female passengers seated by window watching train car pass by, trains traveling on parallel tracks in same direction, train pov passing other trains, train passing through mountain ranges, train traveling at night, porter walking through train car, porter arranging pillows on bed, boy sleeping in bed with safety harness, porter picking up shoes left in sleeper car hallway, train traveling at night, woman sleeping in bed

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