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The Resource The iron road, presented by WGBH/Boston, WNET/New York, KCET/Los Angeles ; written, produced and directed by Neil Goodwin ; a Peace River Films production for The American Experience

The iron road, presented by WGBH/Boston, WNET/New York, KCET/Los Angeles ; written, produced and directed by Neil Goodwin ; a Peace River Films production for The American Experience

Label
The iron road
Title
The iron road
Statement of responsibility
presented by WGBH/Boston, WNET/New York, KCET/Los Angeles ; written, produced and directed by Neil Goodwin ; a Peace River Films production for The American Experience
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Using archival film and photographs; interviews with historians, writers, Native Americans, and railroad representatives; and new cinematography, this film documents the building of the first transcontinental railroad. It took 20,000 men (10,000 of whom were Chinese immigrants) 6 years to build 1,700 miles of track stretching from Omaha to Sacramento. The Central Pacific founded by Theodore Judah and funded by Sacramento businessmen Charley Crocker, Mark Hopkins, Leland Stanford, and Collis Huntington worked from the West; and the Union Pacific run by Thomas C. Durant and civil engineer Greenville Dodge worked from the East. The completion of the railroad reduced the cross-country trip from several months to just 9 1/2 days, united the state of California with the rest of the U.S., and brought about a wave of western expansion
Member of
Cataloging source
TBS
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Cinematography, Doug Shaffer, Neil Goodwin ; film and sound editor, Eric Handley ; original music, Guy Van Duser ; narrator, Leif Ancker
Date time place
Originally broadcast on the PBS television series The American experience with David McCullough
Language note
Closed-captioned
PerformerNote
Series host, David McCullough; interviews with: Fred R. Gowans, Albert White Hat, Sr., Richard Steinheimer, John Wm. Lynch, Thomas W. Chinn, Connie Young Yu, Lionel R. Bordeaux, Bob Dowty, Doug Harrop, George Wille, Charlie Drinnon
Runtime
58
Series statement
  • PBS Video database of America's history & culture
  • American history video library
Series volume
  • v. 22
  • v. 22
Technique
live action
Label
The iron road, presented by WGBH/Boston, WNET/New York, KCET/Los Angeles ; written, produced and directed by Neil Goodwin ; a Peace River Films production for The American Experience
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
videocassette
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Cumulative index finding aids
Finding aid also available in electronic form.
Dimensions
1/2 in.
Dimensions
1/2 in.
Edition
PBS Video index version.
Extent
1 videocassette (58 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Medium for sound
videotape
Other physical details
sd., col. with b&w sequences
Publisher number
  • XMEI-309
  • XMEI309
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videocassette
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn370605107
System details
VHS
Video recording format
VHS (1/2 in., videocassette)
Label
The iron road, presented by WGBH/Boston, WNET/New York, KCET/Los Angeles ; written, produced and directed by Neil Goodwin ; a Peace River Films production for The American Experience
Publication
Carrier category
videocassette
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Cumulative index finding aids
Finding aid also available in electronic form.
Dimensions
1/2 in.
Dimensions
1/2 in.
Edition
PBS Video index version.
Extent
1 videocassette (58 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Medium for sound
videotape
Other physical details
sd., col. with b&w sequences
Publisher number
  • XMEI-309
  • XMEI309
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videocassette
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn370605107
System details
VHS
Video recording format
VHS (1/2 in., videocassette)

Library Locations

    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
      40.249156 -111.649242
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