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Clear Iron

Clip #: TFA-206B
Length: 10:15
Sound: Sound
Decade: 1950s
Description:
An industrial film about a self propelled train car

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Thundering Rails

Clip #: TFA-128B
Length: 16:59
Year: 1948
Sound: Sound
Decade: 1940s
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 &...

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The Vanishing El

Clip #: TFA-208I
Length: 10:04
Year: 1950
Sound: Sound
Decade: 1950s
Description:
A film about the elevated trains in New York City in the 1950s

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Hold-Up Of The Rocky Mountain Express

Clip #: TFA-128C
Length: 10:23
Year: 1906
Sound: Silent
Decade: 1900s
Description:
An early film drama shot on an Ulster and Delaware Railroad line between Phoenicia and Kaaterskill, New York.

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Let's Ride The Zephyr

Clip #: TFA-132C
Length: 3:55
Year: 1934
Sound: Silent
Decade: 1930s
Description:
A ride on the new Zephyr streamlined train in 1934.

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Fruit Express

Clip #: TFA-331A
Length: 3:54
Sound: Sound
Decade: 1950s
Description:
High speed freight trains containing Pacific Fruit Express railroad refrigerator cars transport fruit safely to New York City.

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Mainline USA

Clip #: TFA-331N
Length: 14:08
Year: 1957
Sound: Sound
Decade: 1950s
Description:
Industrial film presented by The Association of American Railroads about the importance of railroads to the economy.

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The Passenger Train

Clip #: TFA-76C
Length: 10:41
Year: 1954
Sound: Sound
Decade: 1950s
Description:
A boy takes his first trip on a passenger train.

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Big Trains Rolling

Clip #: TFA-262A
Length: 24:55
Year: 1955
Sound: Sound
Decade: 1950s
Description:
Publicity film detailing how trains have kept the United States economy going by transporting passengers and freight.

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Eine Fahrt Zum Wetterwart Auf Der Zugspite

Clip #: TFA-249D
Length: 12:02
Sound: Silent
Decade: 1930s
Description:
A trip to the Wetterwarte meteorological observatory on Zugspitze mountain.

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