3rd Avenue "EL" I
After 76 years, Manhattan's Third Avenue Elevated Railroad line was dismantled. Here, historic footage reveals the experience and atmosphere of riding this...
Driving of the Golden Spike - Promontory, Utah
This short sequence shows a reenactment of the driving of the Golden Spike - the final spike in bridging the first transcontiental railroad in the U.S.
Monon: The Hoosier Line
Monon: the Chicago, Indianapolis and Louisville Railway which operated from 1897 to 1956 mostly within the state of Indiana. This video is both a history of the origins ...
The Big Train
A documentary about the New York Central Railroad. You can learn a lot of the behind the scenes technology of a railroad as it was run in the 1950s.
Rock Island Lines
Freight Trains, classification yards and areas served by the Rock Island Lines.
A short introduction to model railroading produced in the 1950s.
This is a short snippet of trollies in action from 1903.
Railroad Strike & Government Takeover
Newsreel coverage of the crippling railroad strike of 1946 prompting President Truman to takeover the railroads.
Black Diamond Express
Historic and probably some of the earliest known railroad footage of the Black Diamond Express from 1896 filmed by the Edison Company.
The history and importance of railroads in the U.S. economy, with many great running views of freight and passenger trains.
Before the outbreak of the Civil War a U. S. Army officer is assigned to ensure the construction of the Kansas-Pacific Railroad. However, southern sympathizers...
This is a 1930s film about automobile safety. Operating a car is compared to the safety and precision needed to run a locomotive - includes many good railroad scenes.
Allegheny Portage Railroad
The history of the Allegheny Portage Railroad in the westward movement of settlers and commerce in central Pennsylvania in the mid-1800's.
Mount Tamalpais Gravity Railroad
This short 1917 film shows the Mount Tamalpais Gravity Railroad transporting tourists to top of Marin County's highest peak.
This is My Railroad
This My Railroad showcases operations of the Southern Pacific Railroad, with many images of the territory that it serves.