Glen Loyd Videos: Railroad marvels over America
Follow the Rock River down to the Mississippi and you will find yourself in Rock Island Illinois, an important city in railroad history.
The mighty Rock Island line took the city's name when founded there in 1851 and was an important link to Wisconsin railroads west.
In the 1950s at the zenith of its 130-year existence, the Rock Island Line made a feel good movie about itself, American industry and he American way of life. Last week, I highlighted 1950s trains and autos from the film. This week is the film itself edited down to 10 minutes.
Glen Loyd lives on the Rock River in Janesville 15 days a month. He is a former public information officer for Wisconsin Consumer Protection, publishes a weekly consumer protection blog. Glen is a community blogger and is not a part of The Gazette staff. His opinion is not necessarily that of the The Gazette staff or management.