Found great video from the 1950's

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Found great video from the 1950's

Post by Quork on Fri Jan 03, 2014 3:16 am



Apart from being partially biased by a nearly religious capitalistic fanatism, it's a great movie about the importance of the railways (or "railroads" as they call it over there) for the whole economy and society of the US.
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Re: Found great video from the 1950's

Post by phileakins on Fri Jan 03, 2014 12:35 pm

Thanks for that Quork - a real product of its time (and a steam loco gets a look in as well!).

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Re: Found great video from the 1950's

Post by JimH on Fri Jan 03, 2014 5:55 pm

Fascinating stuff. Thanks for sharing. American railways went into serious decline at around the time this video was produced. The travelling mail facilities mentioned were withdrawn from trains and many routes and rolling stock removed as car ownership and road development increased, not to mention air travel. A familiar story really. The film was made to bolster support perhaps?
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