American Railroad Collection Volumes 1 & 2 Combo

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This DVD features eight rare promotional, training, and safety films produced in the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s.

Here, combined on one DVD, are the first two volumes in an exciting Pentrex film collection featuring your favourite railroads of the 1950s-1970s!


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. Featured equipment includes ball, lever, high stand, dual control, and spring switches; plus wheel and lever hand brakes. (22 minutes)

TLC (Tender Loving Care)
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 in this AAR training film. (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. Featured railroads include Southern Pacific, Missouri Pacific, the Pennsy, New York Central, B&O, Santa Fe, Nickel Plate, Seaboard Air Line, and more. (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 on the GN, UP, SP, PRR, SOU, NP, ATSF, NYC, C&NW, ACL, and others. 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. What seems like fun can have deadly results when trains are involved! (16 minutes)

In Colour with Original Sound Track and Narration

Produced by - Pentrex
Running time - 171 Minutes
DVD only

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