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The Iron Road
The American Experience
1990 - 56 minutes

A one-hour film about the building of the transcontinental railway between Sacramento and Omaha in the 1860's featuring stunning landscape photography, historic photographs and interviews with railroaders and historians and members of the Lakota tribe.

Producer/Director: Neil Goodwin
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Stock Footage: Peace River Films

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Stock Footage Subject Matter
  • animation
  • California
  • Chinese
  • coal mining
  • covered wagons
  • driving spikes
  • golden spike
  • Great Salt Lake
  • great plains
  • historic sawmill
  • manual labor
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • old mines
  • old trains
  • Omaha
  • Promontory
  • railroad
  • Sacramento
  • Salt Lake City
  • Sierra Nevada
  • storms
  • transportation
  • Utah
  • western aerials
  • western landscapes
  • winter in Nevada
  • winter in the Sierra Nevada
  • workers
  • Wyoming