very old film of the completion of the major works of building the NWPRR as shot from the back of what would probably have been an inspection car. Great scenes of the tough working environment, their work has stood the test of time.
Golden Spike ceremony and celebration for the completion of the Northwestern Pacific Rail Road, October 23-25, 1914. Film begins a short way north of its starting point in Willits, Northern California and continues over trestles and through tunnels until it reaches the point of celebration at Cain Rock.
The celebration with Mayor Rolph and the Eureka Mayor and other officials. The next day festivities in Arcata, California and Eureka are reported. Also attached to this is a short 175' film of the first train load of redwood lumber heading east on a mammoth train, seen off by 'Engineer' Governor Rolph. this was probably 1931
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