Railroad Story, The

2616. THE RAILROAD STORY (C.1960-USA). COLOR. A short film produced by the Illinois Association of Railroads to show how important railroads are in almost every aspect of everyday life. We see trains for freight and passengers in many nostalgic settings at a time when first generation diesels had just achieved 98% usage and steam was definitely on the way out. As the film ends, it becomes an obvious plea to prevent “unfair” taxation and “over-regulation” of the railroads. An eloquent presentation by an industry about be made superfluous by jet aircraft and the interstate highway system. 24 minutes. Railroading