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1946 LA Movie Footage
« on: April 08, 2012, 01:16:00 PM »
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For those of you who are into period modeling or are working on LA based projects, here's some footage from the archives that were shot by SP running out of Taylor Yard in 1946.  It's nite time footage, but with the illumination you can get a great feel for track side structures that existed back then.  There are a number of these movies on line that were shot so the Studio's could use them as stock footage for feature films being produced.  Because of the way these are shot, they almost look like models, especially with the cars driving by.  I'll post more later.

http://archive.org/details/PET0981_R-5

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Re: 1946 LA Movie Footage
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2012, 02:16:31 PM »
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Thank you. It was indeed a very different world. I hope some day to model a 1950 era layout. But wrong side of the continent.

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Re: 1946 LA Movie Footage
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2012, 02:59:38 PM »
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great site .. search for "railroad" .. there are loads more

http://archive.org/details/CLN-37-G-5


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Re: 1946 LA Movie Footage
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2012, 03:05:31 PM »
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Cool shots, neet to see.  Thanks.
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Re: 1946 LA Movie Footage
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2012, 03:25:51 PM »
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Cool stuff - at 11:46 check out the working wig-wag signal!

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Re: 1946 LA Movie Footage
« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2012, 04:00:23 PM »
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Interesting.  I came across a batch of old Trains and in it was an Aug 1959 article on railroading into L.A.  Lists trains numbers, including passenger, towers, various tracks and loads.  Interesting read.

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Re: 1946 LA Movie Footage
« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2012, 04:12:34 PM »
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This is great!!!
Check this one out, at about 02:13 into the video there is an SP cab-forward coming at you but
 the best part of the whole thing is you get too see a mail bag grab on the fly!!!!

http://archive.org/details/PET1002_R-2_LA

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Re: 1946 LA Movie Footage
« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2012, 04:17:58 PM »
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That was cool , especially being that I was born in '46 . I find it interesting that the staining in the roadbed is so consistent on the mainline and have never seen that actually modeled that way .

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Re: 1946 LA Movie Footage
« Reply #8 on: April 08, 2012, 05:18:06 PM »
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This is great!!!
Check this one out, at about 02:13 into the video there is an SP cab-forward coming at you but
 the best part of the whole thing is you get too see a mail bag grab on the fly!!!!

http://archive.org/details/PET1002_R-2_LA

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Also the mail bag being kicked off the train at the same time.

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Re: 1946 LA Movie Footage
« Reply #9 on: April 08, 2012, 07:19:25 PM »
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Also the mail bag being kicked off the train at the same time.

Frank

Missed that!
Guess I'll go back and watch again.  :D

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Re: 1946 LA Movie Footage
« Reply #10 on: April 08, 2012, 07:34:04 PM »
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Very cool.  Reminds me  :tommann: of how the Burbank branch would have looked.

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Re: 1946 LA Movie Footage
« Reply #11 on: April 08, 2012, 09:01:46 PM »
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This is great stuff, what an interesting and entertaining site. Thank you for the posting.

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Re: 1946 LA Movie Footage
« Reply #12 on: April 09, 2012, 12:46:45 AM »
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This is great!!!
Check this one out, at about 02:13 into the video there is an SP cab-forward coming at you but
 the best part of the whole thing is you get too see a mail bag grab on the fly!!!!

http://archive.org/details/PET1002_R-2_LA

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Re: 1946 LA Movie Footage
« Reply #13 on: April 09, 2012, 05:26:03 PM »
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For those of you who are into period modeling or are working on LA based projects, here's some footage from the archives that were shot by SP running out of Taylor Yard in 1946.  It's nite time footage, but with the illumination you can get a great feel for track side structures that existed back then.  There are a number of these movies on line that were shot so the Studio's could use them as stock footage for feature films being produced.  Because of the way these are shot, they almost look like models, especially with the cars driving by.  I'll post more later.

http://archive.org/details/PET0981_R-5

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that's actually Beautiful Downtown Burbank into San Fernando...took me most of the film to figure it out!

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Re: 1946 LA Movie Footage
« Reply #14 on: April 09, 2012, 07:35:52 PM »
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Aircraft
industries give away San Fernando in a heartbeat.  I recall that those palms were considerably bigger in the 1970s and 1980s...
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