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Description: Industrial film presented by The Association of American Railroads about the importance of railroads to the economy.
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Clip #: TFA-331N
Length: 14:08
Year: 1957
Color: Color
Sound: Sound
Library: TFA Network
Decade: 1950s
Filmmaker: Carl Dudley
Country: United States
Subject: Railroads
Original: 16mm
1950s, railroads, passenger trains, freight trains, Statue of Liberty, flower field with snowcapped mountain in distance, surf rolling onto beach, Mt. Rushmore, United States Capitol Building, rural church, waterfall, New York City, Manhattan, Brooklyn Bridge, city street scenes, pedestrian crossing, crosswalk, pedestrians, policeman directing traffic, horse cart walking past laundry hanging on lines, train passing through snow covered mountainous area, worker drinking, agricultural machine in field, mining excavator, mill, train traveling through rural area, automobile factory, “Early American Railroads” book opening up with illustrations of historic trains, snow covered mountainous area, waterfall, train POV grazing cattle, horses being ridden and used for transporting goods and people, freight trains, train passing through covered bridge, farm, train traveling through city, passenger trains, industrial area, people dining at table, woman trying on jacket in front of mirror, woman adding coal to fireplace, car stopping on road near houses, agricultural machines in grain field, bread stacked on grocery store shelves, woman’s hand applying jam to sliced bread, workers harvesting crops, freight train, boy and girl reaching for fruit in bowl being placed on table, coal trains transporting to factories and cities, freight trains transporting copper, iron, tree being felled, herd of cattle drinking, cotton being processed, oil train, freight trains transporting goods through rural areas, Grand Central terminal facade and Park Avenue, train station interior as track announcements being made, clothing being packed into suitcase, tickets being punched, passenger trains on the move, interior luxury day coaches, passengers talking to each other, dining car, lounge and club cars, family settling into sleeping car, stone railroad arch bridge, dude ranch horseback trail ride, man fishing by wading in water, crowded beach with ferris wheel in background, adults and children taking boat ride, erupting geyser, luge, sailboat, waterfall, New York, Buffalo, New York Car Wheel Company, coal train, fuel oil, blast furnace, food service workers pushing carts of food, waiter serving passengers in dining car, man carrying sack of money entering Bank of America, railroad workers at work and with families, railroaders, female switchboard operators, engineer, bank and insurance company buildings, railroad yard, railway turntable, workers laying railroad track, soldiers boarding train, road being constructed, airplane parked on tarmac, girls and boys playing baseball, running race, football game, train traveling past Union Station sign, research laboratory, railroad bridges, freight and passengers trains, freight train traveling through snow covered mountainous area, three trains traveling on parallel tracks

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