New Haven Railroad in the 1950s

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This wonderful video find is from original 16mm film footage shot by Kent Cochrane, a noted WWII Navy combat photographer, who turned his attention to the New Haven after the war.

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This wonderful video find is from original 16mm film footage shot by Kent Cochrane, a noted WWII Navy combat photographer, who turned his attention to the New Haven after the war. Being a combat photographer during the war gave him a wealth of experience when shooting the New Haven Railroad during peacetime – and the quality of the video shows it. This program is mainly diesels, but there is one 10-minute segment showing the last excursion for 3016, the last 2-8-2 steamer to operate on the New Haven – and a 5 minute segment on electrics. The strength of the video is the Maybrook line with 4-unit lash-ups of FAs, the Highland line with RS3s and DL109s including a neat segment of semaphores dropping. New to the DVD version of this program is another segment shot by Mr. Cochrane, an RDC excursion to Cape Cod! Like most older film footage this film had no sound, so we have added music and informative narration, with loads of great historical information provided by the New Haven Railroad and Technical Association.

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1 review for New Haven Railroad in the 1950s

  1. Ricky

    The music, the narration, the life of railroading in southern New England, this is what it supposed to look like before outer space travel approaches. When first released in 1990, this was the very first vintage/silent program to be made in the GSVP market. Keep in mind that there are 2 different versions of this, one being a regular 60 minute video (on VHS video), the other being an extended 80 minute cut (the one reviewed here) which includes an RDC trip to Cape Cod. As a New England Resident myself, I would recommend this Flashback Favorite along with some other Vintage programs. This was way before the debut of Gene Michael Productions, as some fancy Orchestra songs are made in this video.

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