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Last of the First Interurban DVD
On the 15th of February 1893, the first Interurban railroad between cities opened with "electrified service" between Portland and Oregon City, Oregon.
Forward thinking businessmen took full advantage of new technologies and the Oregon City Waterfall. Ordering DC generators and equipment to build a power plant, they then went about building a steam railroad quality roadbed, and ran both passenger and freight service from the very beginning.
The industry grew rapidly with a second Interurban, the "Sandusky, Milan, and Norwalk", opening later that same year with a 20 mile line in Ohio.
This documentary is the story of the first interurban, from the beginning until the very end of service as told through the lens of Al Haij and family.
Al's consistency in capturing railroading throughout the Northwest with his color 8mm movie and still cameras, has left us with a remarkable collection of images and history that might otherwise been lost to time.
The Haij family hopes, through the DVD, you enjoy sharing Al's love of electric Interurbans, Trolleys, and all things railroading.
- Run Time Approx 45 Minutes
- Color, Sound
- Screen Format: Full Screen (4:3)
- Region code 0; Worldwide NTSC
- Produced by Haij on Rails Productions 2014