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Bernd
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Posted - 11/29/2018 :  1:13:15 PM  Show Profile  Visit Bernd's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Scratch-building at refer in 1:1 scale.

http://vp.telvue.com/preview?id=T01799&video=50528

Bernd
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Ensign
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Posted - 11/29/2018 :  2:19:19 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bernd, that's great footage from those Car Shops.
I even enjoyed the accompanying big band music.
Thanks for sharing this historical film with us.


Greg Shinnie



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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 11/29/2018 :  4:42:31 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bernd thanks for posting.

That was a great film. Glad someone recorded it.


Jerry

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David J Buchholz
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Posted - 11/29/2018 :  6:24:17 PM  Show Profile  Send David J Buchholz an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Little did I know... This happened only a few miles from where I live now..

Simply at the time, i was too busy in the womb being born in 1951.

Great find!


Home of the North Coast Railroad.

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k9wrangler
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Posted - 11/29/2018 :  7:33:17 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Amazing look back at ďin the DayĒ. So many things struck me, the lack of safety gear, and the whopping amount of people working. Can you imagine the payroll at modern day wage levels?

I only saw one fellow using a hammer, hatchets must have been plentiful. So many things stuck out. The fellow holding his nails in his mouth as he worked along, reminds me of a story I heard from an old retired upholsterer in an area chair factory. He told of holding a mouth full of upholstery tacks in his mouth and using a tack hammer with magnet to grab them as they were spit out one at a time.

Wow what a neat movie. The Doll said she thought I didnít like musicals......


Karl Scribner
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quartergauger48
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Posted - 11/29/2018 :  9:25:54 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Bernd, for putting this up on the forum. I think it will be better receiver here as we don't mind spending time on quality posts'. As I mentioned, what a great team work and professional ethic back then. Just incredible'.. Every high school senior should be required to watch this film'.. Yes kids, real work. No cell phones here, and no marijuana smoke breaks either'...


Edited by - quartergauger48 on 11/29/2018 9:26:50 PM

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Blazeman
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Posted - 11/30/2018 :  06:24:43 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Closing in '71, a casualty of the RR's slump in handling refrigerated products. Things were going south then for the industry.

Does anyone know if this shop handled repairs on the cars or did the company have repair shops perhaps out west or in Florida where they'd be loaded?



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Philip
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Posted - 11/30/2018 :  09:09:24 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wowsa! Fantastic film and music! I have acquired a taste for jazz in the last few years!

thanks Bernd!

Philip



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FrankieJ
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Posted - 11/30/2018 :  2:09:25 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That was quite interesting in both the movie and the music. Thanks so much for sharing.


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Bill Gill
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Posted - 11/30/2018 :  5:25:44 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Just started watching, good find, Bernd! I emailed the link to John Nehrich for ideas for details and equipment at the NEB&W Rutland Yard backshop area.


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Ensign
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Posted - 11/30/2018 :  6:51:07 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Bill Gill

Just started watching, good find, Bernd! I emailed the link to John Nehrich for ideas for details and equipment at the NEB&W Rutland Yard backshop area.



Bill, that scene near the end where the workers are stenciling the numbers on the car, reminded me of that same kind of scene that you modelled.

Greg



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