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Coast To Coast in 48 Hours
Description: 48 hour transcontinental trip from New York to Los Angeles by rail and air travel. Charles Lindbergh follows the travelers in his own plane on an inspection trip. At the end of their trip, the passengers are greeted in Los Angeles by TAT President Jack Maddux and Amelia Earhart.
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Clip #: TFA-303A
Length: 19:16
Year: 1929
Color: B/W
Sound: Sound
Library: TFA Network
Decade: 1920s
Region: North America
Country: United States
Subject: Airplanes
Original: 16mm
1920s, 1929, airplanes, Pennsylvania Railroad, Transcontinental Air Transport, T.A.T - Maddux Air Lines, General W.W. Atterbury (President, Pennsylvania Railroad) Col. Charles A. Lindbergh (Chairman, Technical Committee, T.A.T - Maddux Airlines) Clement M. Keys (Chairman of the Board, Transcontinental Air Transport, Inc) Daniel M. Sheaffer (Chairman, T.A.T, Inc Executive Committee) Jack Maddux (President, T.A.T - Maddux Airlines) sitting around desk talking about transcontinental rail and airline trip, aerial Lower Manhattan skyline, cityscape, New York City, Pennsylvania Railroad Station entrance colonnade and interior, Penn Station, train passengers buying tickets at ticket counter, passengers saying goodbye to friends and family and boarding train, Airway Limited train departing Penn Station, map showing train traveling from New York to Columbus, Ohio, Airway Limited pulling into Port Columbus station, passengers disembarking train and entering air terminal, attendants weighing baggage, passengers boarding small TAT airplane, plane taxiing and taking off, plane flying over Columbus, aerial Columbus skyline and Airway Limited train, cityscape, map showing plane flying from Columbus to Indianapolis, male flight attendant handing souvenir maps and pointing out familiar landmarks to passengers, aerial airplane landing at Indianapolis airport, hands typing on teletype machine, men at general office reading printouts with trip progress, map showing plane flying from Indianapolis to St. Louis, aerial Missouri and Mississippi River Confluence, passengers seated in airplane reading, aerial airplane approaching before landing, airplane taxiing on tarmac at St. Louis airport, passengers deplaning and entering terminal, airplane motors being inspected and airplane refueled, Charles Lindbergh overseeing motor maintenance, passengers boarding plane, worker starting up engine, plane taxiing and taking off, map showing plane flying from St. Louis to Kansas City, pilots looking at weather report, weather balloon being observed to determine wind direction and velocity, flight attendant serving lunch to passengers, aerial Kansas City skyline, cityscape, map showing plane flying from Kansas City to Wichita, pilot in cockpit looking at watch and talking to Wichita airport radio ground station via radio transmitter, Lindbergh’s small plane flying past TAT airplane, airplane passengers gawking at Lindbergh, map showing plane flying from Kansas City to Wichita, aerial Wichita skyline, cityscape, map showing plane flying from Wichita to Waynoka, Oklahoma, aerial oil field, oil derricks, teletype printout “Arrived Waynoka 6:24 P.M,” passengers boarding aero car and being transported to town, passengers dining in restaurant, Santa Fe Railway, map showing train traveling from Waynoka to Clovis, New Mexico, passengers disembarking train and boarding plane, plane taking off from desert runway, map showing plane flying from Clovis to Albuquerque, aerial airplane flying over mountains, aerial Albuquerque skyline, cityscape, American Indians selling handicrafts to visitors at airport, Native Americans, American Indian Chief beckoning Indian children and mother to peak inside airplane, visitors gathered around fireplace in airport terminal, pilot notifying visitors plane is ready for departure, visitors sitting down in airplane seats, shadow of airplane flying low over arid landscape as it takes off, map showing plane flying from Albuquerque to Winslow, Arizona, aerial Mesa Gigante, aerial San Mateo Mesa obscured by clouds, woman seated in airplane writing letter, aerial Painted Desert, Petrified Forest, aerial Winslow cityscape, teletype printout “Arrived Winslow 1:12 P.M.,” locals standing near tarmac watching airplane being serviced, map showing plane flying from Winslow to Kingman, male flight attendant handing out souvenir postcards to passengers seated in plane, woman looking at postcard of airplane flying over Meteor Crater, aerial over Meteor Crater, Canyon, fingers holding teletype printout “Ship arrived Kingman 1:45 P.M., passengers exiting airport terminal and boarding plane, plane wheel lifting off ground during takeoff, senior male passenger looking out window, aerial Colorado River dividing Arizona, Nevada and California, map showing plane flying from Kingman to Los Angeles, California, aerial Mojave Desert, Death Valley, airplane passengers excitedly looking out windows, aerial mountains, Griffith Observatory, orange groves, Los Angeles skyline, cityscape, Los Angeles City Hall, airport worker using megaphone to announce arrival of T.A.T. airplane from New York, T.A.T plane landing at airport and taxiing, passengers deplaning onto tarmac and being greeted by Jack Maddux and Amelia Earhart, montage train and plane used in transcontinental trip, Charles Lindbergh wearing flying helmet, goggles and bomber jacket

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