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The railroad industry produced many fine promotional, training and safety films for employees and customers – here are eight rare looks at period railroading in the USA. Featured are:
Mo-Pac Delivers – Missouri Pacific, 1975
See welded rail installation, maintenance of way equipment, automated wheel shops and hump yards, dispatch center, specialized freight cars, unit trains, modern diesel locomotives. (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. (26 minutes)

Switches – Hand-Brakes and YOU – Chicago & North Western, 1974
This shows employees the right and wrong ways to handle switches and hand-brakes.(22 minutes)

TLC – CN Rail, 1978
Transporting newsprint requires special care and attention; otherwise it’s easily damaged and expensive to replace. (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 a train. (18 minutes)

The Right to Compete – AAR, 1956
The importance of revising regulations to permit fair competition is promoted in this 1950s-vintage film.(14 minutes)

New Directions in Modern Railroading – AAR, 1966
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. Narrated by Chet Huntley. (28 minutes)

The Right Track – AAR, 1967
Kids (and adults, too!) learn lessons in safety in this New York Central film.(16 minutes)

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