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Railroad / Past, Present, and Future #445529

NBC Evening News for Monday, May 12, 1969
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(Studio) Crowds celebrate 100th anniversary of opening of 1st transcontinental railroad in Promontory Summit, UT.
REPORTER: Chet Huntley

(Promontory Summit, UT) Driving of gold spike reenacted. 2 replicas of locomotives present. History of event related,
REPORTER: Chet Huntley (narrates)

(Ohio) Ohio train almost empty and not very fast. [Engineer Byron SCHLEICH - says they want to get rid of the train.] For lack of business, train will be discontinued
REPORTER: Mark Landsman

(DC and NYC) Metro-liner commuter train is future of trains. Makes trip from Washington, DC to New York City in 2 1/2 hrs. Prices lower than planes, and train luxurious. Fares sold out 2 weeks in advance.
REPORTER: Jack Paxton

Huntley, Chet;
Landsman, Mark;
Paxton, Jack

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