Electric operations at the Hoosac Tunnel, Massachusetts. in the United States.
United States USA Date:1918 Duration:1 min 26 sec Sound:NO SOUND
A film concerning railroad electrification in the United States. A westbound Boston and Maine Railroad steam train at East Portal, Hoosac Tunnel, where the railroad was electrified in 1911. An electric locomotive approaches the steam engine. ( Note the carbide headlamp on the electric locomotive--which were outlawed by the ICC circa 1918. ) The motor pulls the steam engine and its train West. Next: a 'cab ride' from North Adams, Massachusetts to West Portal and subsequently exits the East Portal of the 4.75 mile long Hoosac Tunnel.
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