No matter which of these three years I'm modeling though, it's hard to get good reference photos in color and it's almost next to impossible to get a great video of my era in color(!) But BillS recently forwarded a link to a video that I'd forgotten I'd seen years ago (and may actually have on VHS somewhere). I can't post a link to an old video tape, but I can share the link that he sent to me.
So here's a little window into the past. It's (likely) the summer or fall of 1948 (note the foliage) and the American Locomotive Company has just issued a new promotional film for the New Haven Railroad's new FA model engines that dieselized the Maybrook Line. But before we get to that main part of the story, there' s a lot of great footage of the beloved New Haven along the Shore Line, complete with an impressive fleet of steamers and DL-109s.
Enjoy this little time machine - if I do my job right, this is how I hope my layout will look. Eventually...
Great historic film I have not seen before, thank you and Bill for the link!ReplyDelete
Thanks guys, excellent videoReplyDelete