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Pyronova

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Milwaukee Road Videos
 
« on: Feb 2nd, 2013, 9:06pm »
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Here's a couple of videos from YouTube:
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=7NHWMK3Yu_k&feature=endscreen
 
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oQupCrYLLbk
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cy-ZUl8CbXE
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cph7KwNMon8


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Norm_Anderson
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Re: Milwaukee Road Videos
 
« Reply #1 on: May 5th, 2016, 5:08pm »
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on Feb 2nd, 2013, 9:06pm, Pyronova wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Here's a couple of videos from YouTube:
 
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oQupCrYLLbk
 

 
Well, silly me . . .
 
This video has been posted here for three years now (thanks, Pyronova !)  and I just now stumbled across it.  What a gem!
 
This is from 1952, when the Olympian Hiawatha was the Milwaukee's competition to the Great Northern's Empire Builder and the Northern Pacific's North Coast Limited.  (By the way, those two trains would not receive their Vista-Domes until 1955, so at the time of filming, these were the only Domes across the Northern Tier.)
 
Besides the rare footage of this magnificent train, what shines through is the elegance of train travel in those days.  Some of the footage is obviously staged (the scenes where the window shades are pulled completely down were probably filmed in the Coach Yards), but some scenes were just as obviously filmed aboard the train in service.  And, yes, people really were that neatly attired and well mannered.
 
If you have forty-one minutes to spare, this is a very pleasant ride on the Wayback Machine . . .
 
 
Regards,
 
Norm


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