Sale!

American Railroad Collection Part 1 and Part 2

Purchase this product now and earn 50 Points!
Review this and earn 100 Rewards Points
4.50 out of 5 based on 2 customer ratings
(2 customer reviews)

$29.95 $9.95

The railroad industry produced many fine promotional, training and safety films for employees and customers – here are eight rare looks at period railroading in the USA.

For more about this product, click on the tabs below.

In stock

SKU: DVD-PNX-ARC12 Categories: ,

Description

The railroad industry produced many fine promotional, training and safety films for employees and customers – here are eight rare looks at period railroading in the USA. Featured are:
Mo-Pac Delivers – Missouri Pacific, 1975
Mo-Pac demonstrates its many strengths to prospective customers in this rare promotional film. See welded rail installation, maintenance of way equipment, automated wheel shops and hump yards, dispatch center, specialized freight cars, unit trains, modern diesel locomotives, and more! (25 minutes)

Portrait of a Railroad – Burlington Northern, 1973
BN moved 100,000 cars on 126,000 miles of rail to transport food, fuel, and goods to American markets on a scale only the railroad could handle. This is a tribute to the people and equipment that could pump 2,000 freight cars a day through its classification yards. (26 minutes)

Switches – Hand-Brakes and YOU – Chicago & North Western, 1974
This detailed and instructive film in the Safe Railroading Series shows employees the right and wrong ways to handle switches and hand-brakes.(22 minutes)

TLC – CN Rail, 1978
Transporting newsprint requires special care and attention; otherwise it’s easily damaged and expensive to replace, as Canadian National rail workers learn in this informative program. You’ll see the skills needed to load, route, and deliver this valuable commodity just in time. (22 minutes)

The Freight Goes Through! – Association of American Railroads, 1952
Yard workers get a good look at damage prevention techniques and the effects that temperature and load have on coupling and rolling speeds. Both steam and diesel engines are featured. (18 minutes)

The Right to Compete – AAR, 1956
The importance of revising Federal regulations to permit fair competition among different transportation modes is promoted in this 1950s-vintage AAR film.(14 minutes)

New Directions in Modern Railroading – AAR, 1966
The AAR demonstrates how new developments are bringing traffic back to the rails. See welded rail, tunnel expansion, electronic communications, special-purpose freight cars, just-in-time delivery, piggyback and containers, grain and coal unit trains, and passenger transportation. Narrated by Chet Huntley. (28 minutes)

The Right Track – AAR, 1967
Kids (and adults, too!) learn lessons in safety in this timeless film featuring the New York Central.(16 minutes)

Additional information

Disc Format

Run Time

Producer

Technical Details

Year Published

Shrink Wrapped

Share your thoughts!

4.5 out of 5 stars

2 reviews

Current rating
4.50 out of 5 based on 2 customer ratings
2 customer reviews

Let us know what you think...

What others are saying

  1. 4 out of 5 Great Combo

    This video is a great combination of old footage that takes one back to the railroads of yesteryear when first generation diesels were still roaming the fallen flag railroads.

    (0) (0)

    Something wrong with this post? Thanks for letting us know. If you can point us in the right direction...

  2. 5 out of 5 American Railroad Collection

    Great Dvd of old footage that will take you back to the good old days of railroad. There are 8 great looks at the railroad. Also is a look at first generation diesels .

    (0) (0)

    Something wrong with this post? Thanks for letting us know. If you can point us in the right direction...

×

Login

Register

Don't have an account? Sign Up