You may recognize well-known character actor James Gregory in this great little color film.
Meet people and ride along with a train engineer in the half hour educational drama-documentary. People and cargo were moved without the benefit of computers when this was made. Life was good.
From the youtube information box:
wdtvlive42 – Archive Footage
Published on Apr 10, 2011
A “docu-drama’ from the mid 1950’s featuring a mix of real railroad action & re-enactments. The film stresses the importance of railroads on the industry of America and the lives of every American. .
One commenter captures the feeling:
Gee, I recall this film from a time when life was perfect. There were no wars, robberies, murders, rapes, stolen cars or bikes, senseless beatings,burglaries, bankruptcies, broken hearts, divorces, wife beatings, child abuse, substandard education or housing, evictions and foreclosures, burned lawns, dirty cars, mindless arrests or protests. Daily, we all would awake to, “isn’t it just so beautiful…another day of the American dream!”