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tv   Railroad History in Vermont  CSPAN  November 18, 2017 8:35am-8:46am EST

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victory, in so many ways, celebrated in so many confederate monuments was the victory over reconstruction. theunday on "reel america," 1942 propaganda film on the north africa campaign. >> the gravity of the moment had brought them together. >> and at 8:00, on "the alexandra's uproot her talks about her book, 26 seconds, personal history of the's uproot her film. gradually, versions of the film began to leak out, and people began to see it. when they saw it, because of the way the film was, it is not like what the warren commission looted -- concluded. >> american history tv. at the train station at the
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shelburne museum, c-span is learning more about the history. join us as we take a look at the rail history of vermont. chip: here we are at the train station at the shelburne museum, built in 1890 five dr. william a rutland railroad, and service with the central vermont railway as well. it was essentially built to help out with passenger rail service for this region, but perhaps more importantly for the webbs to be of the able to travel as they wish, to go to their summer home, the down to new york city mayor to other areas around the country. it was billed for shelburne,
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however, and is served passenger rail service up until 1953. point,at stopped at that passenger rail service in this region. it was then given to the posterity'sseum for 's sake, to allow people to be able to see it, and with much of the railroad memorabilia that is seen in these stations. moved overland from shelburne here to the museum, which is not far away. it is probably a little less than a mile, one of the shortest moves for the building of the shelburne museum. this is a traveling passenger rail car at the grand isle, built in 1899 by the palace
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wagner card company just before it changed ownership to the coleman company at that time. the president of the rutland railroad, dr. william seward webb, also had use of this car up until 1915 with a rutland railroad as a passenger car for personal use and company business to get from different areas within the region, and perhaps even down to new york city. interesting notes about this car, it was often used by a former vermont governor. it was actually given to him -- or he purchased it -- i am not exactly sure. but he took the car to a place where he had a summer camp, and he used it for transportation up into there as well. it came into the museum's collection later in the 1950's.
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it probably ran on a regular basis up until 1914. it changed ownership to the governor, the former governor of and itte of vermont, became part of the canadian railway system for a number of decades. it came to the museum in the late 1950's, around 1960. junior wanted to have an exhibit of how the countryoved about the when they were appear in their upmer home, on the lake -- here in their summer home, on the lake. in the capability come almost on the win of their fingertips have to go to the train station on a private car and go where they needed to go. it was some but he wanted to
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bring to the museum and show how and how his family had traveled here around the country. it was brought here, and it was restored, mahogany paneling within it. we are just now really understanding the progra of this private car. this was built in 1915 for the vermont railway company, and it is a medium-sized locomotive. it is full-sized, steam powered, canada it has roughly 28,000 pounds available traction pool, means from a starting point, it can pull 28,000 pounds. it can also get up to about 50 miles an hour with 1500 horsepower, but that depended largely on the firemen and the
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engineers to be able to build the proper fire to get enough steam out of it to get it going that fast. it is a 460 consideration. 4 -- it is a 4-6-0 configuration. also called a 10 wheeler. we are fortunate to have it here at the shelburne museum. it was the last locomotive to run in vermont on the central vermont railway. termed as the president's locomotive or the president's train because it held special passenger cars for coolidge, herbert hoover, franklin d. roosevelt, dwight eisenhower, and even have special trip for my special excursion train for winston churchill in 1941 when he was visiting canada and the u.s. both20 was able to handle breaks and passenger service,
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which was not typical of alstyne all votives -- of steam locomotives, but that meant it happy hook up. that is why it was also used for special exclusions, for the s, again, theour presidents who used to come in -- who usedility it, it had the ca capability. our cities tour staff recently traveled to burlington, vermont to learn about its rich history. burlington another south on our tour at you are watching american history tv on c-span3. >> he walked into the room, and he was where military camouflage with the blood drop in one right
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