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Rail Industry Films DVD
This selection of old films contains 4 different films that are 16mm original company films.
The first is a Steel Company film and is all about the testing of their special wheel sets(Trucks), made for the railroads. This shows a test car, and several trains including steam and diesel. It was made in the 1940's or early 1950's.
The second one(Also in Color), is called "The Power to Stop", and is about the brakes on passenger train coaches, and other cars. This shows a Milwaukee Road Hiawatha style engine pulling the test car up to 100 mph, and the car is uncoupled at speed to make the brake tests. Both of these films have narration.
The third film is a Pennsylvania Railroad Black and White silent film called "On to Washington". This rare film was made in the 1930's, and shows PRR routes all over the midwest, then concentrates on Washington DC sightseeing. This film was silent, and we added background music. It does show some passenger car interiors which is quite interesting, such as the Porter, the dining car, and lounge cars.
The fourth film is a gem, by New York Central called "The Steam Locomotive". It is 20 minutes and Black and White. It is all about the famous New York Central Hudson(4-6-4), one of the most recognizable engines on the planet at the time. You see servicing the engine, as well as backshop work, roundhouse inspections, and other aspects that go into making these engines run properly. And there are several operating views from inside the cab to side-by-side scenes in action. The Steel films are in color while the PRR and NYC(1948), are in black and white.
- Run Time 1 Hour 32 Minutes
- Screen Format: Full Screen (4:3)
- No region code; can be played in NTSC DVD players worldwide
- Produced by Greg Scholl 2006