Friday, March 29, 2019

Friday Night Steam

Found this charming old video:

The description of the video:

Published on Jul 1, 2015
"The Story of Trains" presents the story of America's railroads as they appeared in the 1940s. This patriotic movie shows steam and diesel locomotives, as well as electric railroads and mining trains, to present the history of American railroading. It's full of fantastic images of railroad depots including Union Station in Los Angeles (at the 6:34 mark), turntables carrying massive freight locomotives, one of Southern Pacific's G-4 Locomotives 4443 pulling the Pacific Daylight, harbor activities (18 minute mark) and much more. We encourage viewers to add comments and, especially, to provide additional information about our videos by adding a comment! See something interesting? Tell people what it is and what they can see by writing something for example like: "01:00:12:00 -- President Roosevelt is seen meeting with Winston Churchill at the Quebec Conference." This film is part of the Periscope Film LLC archive, one of the largest historic military, transportation, and aviation stock footage collections in the USA. Entirely film backed, this material is available for licensing in 24p HD and 2k. For more information visit
We would take to train to visit my Grandparents in New Hampshire
 and my
 Aunt & Uncle in Florida.
Such wonderful times and wonderful memories!
These are the trains I remember - how about you? 



  1. I never rode a commercial train, but I've been along many a time to pick up and send off relatives at the train station.

  2. You have to ride a steam train at least once, Gorges! Maybe you can take a ride this summer! Yay!

  3. Long video at 23 minutes but really great - I watched every minute. Southern Pacific No. 4443 is a class GS-4 4-8-4 "Northern" type steam locomotive built by the Lima locomotive works in 1941 for the Southern Pacific railroad.

    1. Glad you liked it! And thanks for that super-super link! :o)

  4. I only road a short tourist tour with my daughter to an old replica of a colonial village many years ago, but it was s fun trip:))

  5. Close to the end at about 20:27 you can see a Pennsylvania Railroad GG-1 flash by.
    Those large electric locomotives were the motive power on the electrified main lines of Philly.