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The Vanishing El
Description: A film about the elevated trains in New York City in the 1950s

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Clip #: TFA-208I
Length: 10:04
Year: 1950
Color: B/W
Sound: Sound
Library: TFA Network
Decade: 1950s
Region: North America
Country: United States
State: New York
City: New York
Subject: Train Travel
Original: 16mm
Keywords:
1950s, Manhattan, New York City, New York, elevated highway, passengers boarding airplane on tarmac, train traveling along water, train car, rail yard, depot, Third Avenue Elevated Railway, Third Avenue EL, EL train traveling along Third Avenue with Empire State Building in background, wood burning engines, EL train gabled station, people walking up stairs to station, EL train approaching and stopping at station, passengers disembarking trains at station, train conductor at controls, passengers seated and standing in train, buildings alongside train tracks, EL train traveling in quiet Bronx, New York Botanical Garden, water lilies, passenger looking out train window, train approaching high rise buildings, train conductor operating controls, EL train traveling past Bronx tenement district, clotheslines hanging outside tenement buildings, EL train pov rounding bend, EL train crossing Harlem River, children jumping and diving into river, El trains traveling down Third Avenue, man looking out train window at Third Avenue, buildings under construction, adult and child passengers seated in train, passenger reading newspaper, nun seated in train, man sleeping on train seats, Waldorf Astoria towering over EL train passing by, Midtown Manhattan cityscape, skyline, Empire State Building, Chrysler Building, Grand Central Station, 42nd Street EL train station, street scene, EL train traveling South on Third Avenue, Brooklyn Bridge and Manhattan Skyline, children playing on Lower East Side sidewalk and street, girls hugging dolls, Lower East Side and Chinatown street scenes, Bowery and Chinatown streets under elevated train tracks, pedestrians, shop signs, homeless man sleeping on sidewalk, cats, EL trains traveling different routes at Chatham Square, woman and child walking down train station stairs at City Hall with Woolworth Building in background, El train traveling in financial district and crossing Wall Street, EL train arriving at station, potbelly stove, train pov departing station, man looking out train window at docked ships, South Ferry station, Statue of Liberty, sightseers walking across street and looking up, skyscrapers towering over EL train traveling on tracks, people leaning out building windows, woman moving clothesline, El train traveling on tracks


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