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1910s, 1920s

Film from the 1910s/1920s that documents the journey of a the “Steel Horse of the Twentieth Century Limited”train from its caboose starting at the Grand Central Terminal in New York. CU conductor explaining some routine disasters. Tractor driver moves towards tracks and cuts to the tractor as a pile of broken parts. A man chases the train, tries to jump and stay on it, falls off; two men help him up. Shot fro side of train, taken from train, of very young child wandering onto and playing in train tracks. Conductor rings bell. Calls help. Conductor climbs onto front of moving train and picks up child just in front of wheels. In front of stopped car, gives back to grateful mother. CU captain.