• Short Summary

    Trains are idle and passengers are left at stations during railway strike in America.

  • Description

    Item title reads - Truman breaks rail strike.

    America (USA).

    Various shots of U.S. locomotives standing idle on the track, and in roundhouses. Drivers leave their trains at the depot and crowds wait at Pennsylvania station. The camera pans across rows of trains standing on tracks. The narrator tells us President Truman made a speech saying he would call in the army to man the trains and call up the strikers for military service which settled the strike.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1400.07
    Media URN:
    45569
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    30/05/1946
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:12:04:00 / 01:12:57:00
    Canister:
    46/43

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    The soundtrack here is nothing but a high-pitched squeal!

    Note that theres more footage of this event, (without the squeal), in clip 1536.20.

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