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Columbia, Green Label Foreign Series by PRR8157 Columbia, Green Label Foreign Series :iconprr8157:PRR8157 2 0 Santa Fe Drive Wheels by PRR8157 Santa Fe Drive Wheels :iconprr8157:PRR8157 3 2 Water Stop by PRR8157 Water Stop :iconprr8157:PRR8157 5 0 Twilight Zone Buster by PRR8157 Twilight Zone Buster :iconprr8157:PRR8157 0 4 Harold's New Car by PRR8157 Harold's New Car :iconprr8157:PRR8157 3 0 Southern Pacific Tunnel by PRR8157 Southern Pacific Tunnel :iconprr8157:PRR8157 4 0 Southern Pacific Lines 2277 by PRR8157 Southern Pacific Lines 2277 :iconprr8157:PRR8157 4 0 Santa Fe at LA Grand by PRR8157 Santa Fe at LA Grand :iconprr8157:PRR8157 2 0 SP 10-Wheeler 2277 Arriving by PRR8157 SP 10-Wheeler 2277 Arriving :iconprr8157:PRR8157 5 0 ATSF 3521 at LA Grand Depot by PRR8157 ATSF 3521 at LA Grand Depot :iconprr8157:PRR8157 6 0 Police Stop by PRR8157 Police Stop :iconprr8157:PRR8157 0 0 Buster Keaton 'The General' Advertisement by PRR8157 Buster Keaton 'The General' Advertisement :iconprr8157:PRR8157 1 0 K4s 7288 On Airway Limited Inagural Run by PRR8157 K4s 7288 On Airway Limited Inagural Run :iconprr8157:PRR8157 6 0 The Broadway Limited In A Thunder Storm by PRR8157 The Broadway Limited In A Thunder Storm :iconprr8157:PRR8157 8 6 More Broadway Limited by PRR8157 More Broadway Limited :iconprr8157:PRR8157 7 0 The Broadway Limited by PRR8157 The Broadway Limited :iconprr8157:PRR8157 8 3

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Duplex by RattlerJones Duplex :iconrattlerjones:RattlerJones 35 1 925 by RattlerJones 925 :iconrattlerjones:RattlerJones 17 0 CVRR Number 13 'Pioneer' 2-2-2 by Aya-Wavedancer CVRR Number 13 'Pioneer' 2-2-2 :iconaya-wavedancer:Aya-Wavedancer 13 3 Steam Speedster by railguy365 Steam Speedster :iconrailguy365:railguy365 21 12 The Forgotten Soldiers of the Wehrmacht by RedW0lf777sg The Forgotten Soldiers of the Wehrmacht :iconredw0lf777sg:RedW0lf777sg 28 47 Reading Crusader by RattlerJones Reading Crusader :iconrattlerjones:RattlerJones 25 4 The Viceroy of Her Class by Baltic-the-144 The Viceroy of Her Class :iconbaltic-the-144:Baltic-the-144 33 12 War of The Worlds - HG Wells - Men Hunting by  by TroC--czarnyrobert War of The Worlds - HG Wells - Men Hunting by :icontroc--czarnyrobert:TroC--czarnyrobert 287 14 Ex BRP Decapod by Engine97 Ex BRP Decapod :iconengine97:Engine97 25 5 North Bessemer by Engine97 North Bessemer :iconengine97:Engine97 14 4 North Bessemer Beast by Engine97 North Bessemer Beast :iconengine97:Engine97 22 5 Milwaukee Road 'Baltic' #129 by Baltic-the-144 Milwaukee Road 'Baltic' #129 :iconbaltic-the-144:Baltic-the-144 45 17 K4 at Broad Street by LPBrennan K4 at Broad Street :iconlpbrennan:LPBrennan 18 3 Long Island 39 by RattlerJones Long Island 39 :iconrattlerjones:RattlerJones 9 2 Pennsylvania M1b no. 6794 by RattlerJones Pennsylvania M1b no. 6794 :iconrattlerjones:RattlerJones 13 4 North Star by james147741 North Star :iconjames147741:james147741 17 0

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Columbia, Green Label Foreign Series
This label was used on records intended to appeal to immigrant customers.  They may have been sold only domestically - not exported. In this case, the artist was given an Italian sounding pseudonym.  "Benito Selvino" is actually Ben Selvin.  It dates from 1928.  The song is from the Al Jolson talking film "The Singing Fool".

Ben Selvin had a tremendously prolific career in music.  Check out his Wikipedia article:
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben_Selv…
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Water Stop
From the 1921 Harold Lloyd comedy, "Get Out And Get Under".  The locomotive is Los Angeles & Salt Lake Railroad number 8, a Schenectady 4-4-0.
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Twilight Zone Buster
In an episode from the 1960 season, titled "Once Upon A Time", wherein he plays a man unhappy with the time in which he live (1890) has an opportunity to visit the future (1960). After some crazy adventures he can't wait to return.
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Harold's New Car
In the 1924 Harold Lloyd comedy, "For Heaven's Sake".  Harold just bought a new Packard Phaeton and it is immediately commandeered by the police to pursue some bad guys.  Right off, the crooks put numerous bullet holes into the expensive car, and it comes to a halt.  The cops quickly commandeer a flivver and continue the chase, leaving Harold to deal with his stricken car.  But as he tries to crank-start it, we see that it has come to rest on a railroad crossing.  You can guess what happens...

The locomotive is a Santa Fe 4-6-2 Pacific type of the 1337 class, one of 52 engines originally built by Baldwin in 1911 as 4-cylinder balanced compounds. these were converted to 2-cylinder simple engines between 1922 and 1927.  1339 was one of the earlier conversions as it is seen here in 2-cylinder form.

The auto used in this shot is not the same one used in the previous scenes.  It is a partial mock-up made to resemble a late model Packard.  Apparently they didn't want to total a nice, new, expensive Packard (even though they did put several bullet holes in it!).  The wheels are covered to look like discs, though they are really spoked.  The brightwork seems to be painted rather than plated.

I slowed the action down to reflect the real-life speed.  Director of photography Walter Lundin under-cranked the camera to add more zip to the shot, although the 1339 is going at a pretty good clip.  I used the movement of the smoke and dust to indicate real time.
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TNO-794 Featured By Owner Edited Dec 15, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I must ask you, where do you find all these vintage train footage? They're really nice, I'll say! I think my personal favorites are the 3 NYC Hudsons running side by side and the blind-baggage hopping.
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PRR8157 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2016
Vintage movies and historical documentaries are the sources for these brief clips.  I've watched a lot of old movies over the years and can remember a number of railroad scenes from them.  While most of them are of western railroads like the S.P., U.P. and A.T.&S.F., sometimes other things turn up like the N.Y.C. and the L.I. that you mentioned.
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TNO-794 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahh...
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RailToonBronyfan3751 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy Birthday!
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PRR8157 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2016
Thanks, J.K.!
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736berkshire Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2016
Happy Birthday, Richard. :)
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PRR8157 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2016
Thanks!
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736berkshire Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2016
No problem. :)
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dinodanthetrainman Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Thanksgiving!
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