A listing of Interurban Films Videos in Clear Signal’s Catalog . Order by
catalog number (appears at the beginning of each entry). Email your selections to
Clear Signal at email@example.com
Subject Codes: A – Aviation; B – Busses;
CD - Contemporary Diesels; CP-Contemporary
Passenger; CR -Cab Ride; ED-Early Diesels;
FI –Fitness; FR -Foreign Rails; H-History;
HO-Hollywood Movies; JU-Juvenile; LS-Live Steam;
MI –Military; MR-Model Railroading; MS-Modern
Steam; NA-Nature; NG-Narrow Gauge; RH-Railroad History; RO-Railroad
Operations; S-Sports; SP-Space; T- Travel; TR-Traction;
VP-Vintage Passenger; VS-Vintage Steam; W-Weapons
CatalogNo SubjectCode-Primary SubjectCode-2nd SubjectCode-3rd Title
Producer RunTime Description-1st Description-2nd Copies owned
0054 VS Clear Track Ahead Interurban 26 An old black and
white PRR promotional film that covers most aspects of railroad operations and shows us a
variety of steam power in action, including the unique T-1.
0077 MS VS Farewell Santa Fe Steam Interurban Films 31 4-8-4
#3759's last trip, from L.A. to Barstow in 1955
0118 TR North Shore, 1945 Interurban 24 An excellent action
film of the Chicago North Shore and Milwaukee, featuring suburban MU trains, trolley freights
and the Electroliner. A 'must see' for traction buffs.
0374 VS ED Railroad At Work - Milwaukee Interurban 26
"Milwaukee Road B&W film. with lots of steam and diesel runbys. Steam-drawn
""Hiawathas"", electric-powered ""Olympians"", in the Pacific Northwest. With sound."
0375 VP Flight Of The CenturyInterurban 18 "NYC film about the
""Twentieth Century Limited"". Train service and prepara-tion, runbys, engine changes and the
whole ""Century"" experience from the passenger's viewpoint."
0379 VP Water Level Route, The Interurban 55 "Spanning the
years from 1905 to the end of the ""Twentieth Century Limited"" era, this video shows K-class
Pacifics, Niagaras, Mohawks," Hudsons plus the great streamliners, famous terminals and
freight action too!
0456 TR Electric Lines Outside Chicago Interurban 30 Rare
color footage of the Indiana Railroad, Illinois Terminal, Crandic, Waterloo, Cedar Falls and
Northern, plus streetcars in Indianapolis, Kansas City, St. Louis and the Twin Cities.
0492 ED Milepost 100 Santa Fe Railway 1968 Interurban 27
Produced by the Santa Fe to mark its 100th anniversary, this program affords a look at all
SF operations plus scenes of first generation diesels,
0520 TR NY Transit/Lake Shore Electric Interurban 36 Two
vintage traction films for fans of urban & commuter lines.
0525 ED VS Snow On The Run Interurban 20 "This all-color
documentary was taken in the winter of 1952-52 on the Southern Pacific's Conner Pass, when
790 inches of snow fell at Donner Summit, the heavies! ever Watch as the ""City of San
Francisco"" is stranded, then rescued Dramatic!"
0671 VS Gerald M. Best's 1927 Steam Odyssey Interurban 20
Memorable blanck and white film featuring Camelback locomotives on the New York,
Ontario & Western. Also seen: C&NW, Rock Island, NYC, DLW. With dubbed sound and
0685 TR Ninety Years Of Chicago Traction Interurban 58 An
outstanding video history of Chicago electric lines with emphasis on the 1940s and 50s Busy
street scenes, interiockings and wide variety of equipment are covered.
0696 ED VS Standard Railroad Of The World, The Interurban 60
Compiled from a huge quantity of archival film, this program preserves the best scenes
for Compiled from a huge quantity of archival film, this program preserves the best scenes for
0724 MS Mid-Continent Steam Story Interurban '88 30 A look at the
operations of the Mid-Continent Railroad Museum at North Freedom WI. C&NW #1385 and
other motive power provides a variety of freight and passenger action. Snow train rotarv plow
0759 TR Riding The No. 10 Line/San Diego & Arizona Ry. Interurban
Films 25 """No 10 Line"" is a 30-minute color tribute to the trolleys of Milwaukee; ""San
Diego"" is 10 minutes of archival B&W film of this nearly forgotten interurban."
1018 TR NY Transit 1940's: 3rd Ave El & IRT Interurban 20
"A duo of short films on the ""El"", the 3rd Ave. e) being the last one on the line. ""Rapid
Transit in Action"" is the story of the IRT around 1940."
1019 VS ED Nickel Plate Story Interurban 19 Another Dudley
Production, circa 1952, bearing all the hallmarks of its era; patriotic, rhetoric, with movie music
After we get down to business, there are plenty of PAs and steam engines, plus interesting views
of 1950 industry and agriculture.
1020 TR Trolleys of Baltimore Interurban 27 Baltimore streetcars
1159 TR Pacific Electric 1914 Training Film/Ride The PE to SanBernadino
Interurban 21 B&W
1437 VP Gerald M. Best's California Ltds. Interurban 33
1787 VS Mallets on the Rayonier - End of An Era Interurban 18
2309 TR CHICAGO’S THREE INTERURBANS Interurban Press,
1990 30 High quality b&w and color films with first class narrative make this review of
Chicago’s interurban lines a very watchable show. The North Shore Line, Chicago Aurora &
Elgin, South Shore, Illinois Central Electric, and Gary Rwys are covered from beginnings to
final run, with some 1980s video at the conclusion. Traction fans will get a lot out of this one.
2512 TR Illinois Terminal Interurban Videos, 1992 45 This
video time machine will transport you back to the great traction era, when the Illinois Terminal
reigned supreme in the Land of Lincoln. Produced in cooperation with the Illinois Traction
Society, this great video features the big orange traction cars, the blue-and-silver streamliners,
heavy trolley freight drags, PCC trains rolling across the great McKinley Bridge into St. Louis,
the Alton Limited cars -- even the meandering Alton-Grafton railbus! This program features the
camera artistry of such great railfans as Doc Blackburn, Bill Janssen, Truman Hefner, and Vic
Uzoff, plus maps, graphics, and still photos from the ITS collection. Most of the scenes are in
color, a few in black and white, with footage dates as far back as 1939. Sound is both natural