Newsreel Footage - before our time

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Newsreel Footage - before our time
Posted by BaltACD on Wednesday, August 22, 2018 4:57 PM

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Posted by Jones1945 on Thursday, August 23, 2018 1:40 AM

Thank you for sharing, Balt. I think I see something strange at 9m10s/09:10. Smile, Wink & Grin

So many things people living in those years went through; the World War I, the Great Depression and then the World War II...... 

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Posted by BaltACD on Thursday, August 23, 2018 9:07 AM

Jones1945
Thank you for sharing, Balt. I think I see something strange at 9m10s/09:10. Smile, Wink & Grin

So many things people living in those years went through; the World War I, the Great Depression and then the World War II...... 

Not strange for the era.

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Posted by Enzoamps on Friday, August 24, 2018 12:44 AM

I actually remember this happening, but maybe before most of you.

 

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Posted by BaltACD on Friday, August 24, 2018 7:53 AM

Enzoamps
I actually remember this happening, but maybe before most of you.

 

This happend a few days before the Eisenhauer Inaguration in Janury 1953.  My father had been called from his post in Garrett, IN to Washington to assist in the B&O's handling of inaguration operations.  With our family roots being in Baltimore, the occasion was used as a family vacation in addition to my fathers work responsibilities.  

Since no B&O passenger trains from the West gets to Baltimore without a stop in Washington, my father took me down to the basement level of WUT to see the efforts being undertaken to restore a workable passenger level floor as well as the efforts being undertaken for the removal of the GG-1 that stayed in the basement until being removed after the inaugeration.  Being 6 at the time, my memories are only about seeing it, not the details of what was all taking place.

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Posted by Jones1945 on Friday, August 24, 2018 8:09 AM
This incidence probably inspired a lots of director from Hollywood.
 
Btw, this is my choice:

I am not a UP fan but I really admire their vision of rail industry. 

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Posted by Trinity River Bottoms Boomer on Saturday, August 25, 2018 6:26 AM

Please pass the popcorn.

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