After looking at the first railroad engine, the Tom Thumb, and the De Witt Clinton, and seeing an engine in a race with a horse, wherein the horse won, Bash climbs aboard a real engine of the early days, and has a ride. She shows how the engine worked, and even mounts to the cab to throw wood in the firebox, and handle the throttle. The engine is the “Genoa, #12,” of the Virginia & Truckee Railroad, which hauled millions of dollars’ worth of gold from the Comstock Lode in Nevada. Songs include “Puffer Belly,” “Casey Jones,” and “Little Red Caboose.”
Bash Kennett; KQED, San Francisco; Kathleen Rawlings; Richard Moore
National Educational Television; Indiana University Audio-Visual Center
Educational; Music; Historical; Children's
Railroad trains ; Steam-engines ; United States--History.
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1 Film (0:15:00); 16mm}
Alternative title: Railroads and woodburners
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IULMIA Film Database: 30000162884872
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