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New York
Central RailRoad

1. Promotional film from 1938, made by the New York Central RailRoad. Features the mighty "Hudson" steam locomotive.

2. The Railroad Signal.
New York Central Railroad Educational Documentary from 1948 that gives an overview of railroad signals and related safe working infrastructure used by trains, as well as the ongoing improvements to the signalling systems due to technological advances.

The film was released as part of the NYC's "Running the Railroad" series, and features many examples of different signalling systems in use by the New York Central Railroad, as well as lots of scenes of passenger and freight trains.

3. The Big Train.
The New York Central Railroad (NYC) released this film in the mid/late1950's to show the general public how integral the railroad companies were to the growth and economy of the United States. The film is introduced by Alfred E. Perlman, President of the New York Central Railroad, who also reappears at the end of the film to make the case for deregulation of the transport industry.

4. Within the Oval.
1952 New York Central Railroad Historic Trains in America.
Educational publicity newsreel made by the New York Central Railroad showing the activities of the railroad in the early 1950's. Trains with diesel, electric and steam locomotives are seen in operation as well as some behind the scenes activities. Naturally you'll see scenes of the famous named trains of the NYC such as the "20th Century Limited", "Commodore Vanderbilt" and "Pacemaker".

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