Railroad Films Index
Interesting Public Domain motion pictures from the 1800s to modern era, from the Internet Archives and Prelinger Archives. As these videos are hosted on the Internet Archives server, which can be quite busy at times, not all listed videos may be available at all times.
Film descriptions are quoted from the Internet Archives site.
Added to the list in 2011:
If you enjoy these historical motion pictures, you should know that a whole bunch more archival films like these - and better - are available for your viewing pleasure in the PoathArchives on YouTube! Check them out - you won't be disappointed.
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