TRANSCONTINENTAL AIR TRANSPORT Passengers relax on an early coast to coast airliner. CU of a leather bound Transcontinental Air Transport map. A woman passenger looks at a map and talks to the flight attendant.
DOUGLAS AIRLINER TO BREAK AIR RECORD Noted pilot Captain Eddie Rickenbacker teams up with Eastern Air Lines to use their new Douglas airliner to break the West-East Transcontinental flight record. Co-pilot POV of the Captain flying the giant plane.
TRANSCONTINENTAL FLIGHTS Black and white newsreel period footage about the role of the US Air Corps in the first transcontinental American airplane flights in 1923, including shots of pioneering pilots (Lieutenants Kelly, McGrady, and Maugham), various Fokkers and other vintage airplanes.
TRAIN DINING CAR Interior shots of the California Zephyr’s dining car: passengers at formal linen-covered tables are attended to by a black-suited maitre d' and white-uniformed African-American waiters.
Date: 1950s - COLOR Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:39:00, No Audio
TRAIN HOSTESS - 1950S Interior shots of the lower level of the vista dome car: a smiling, uniformed train hostess, a Zephyrette, travels down the train’s aisle recording passengers’ dinner reservations.
Date: 1950s - COLOR Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:23:00, No Audio
TRAIN CROSSES MISSISSIPPI Scenic shots of the California Zephyr, a transcontinental vista dome train, crossing a railroad bridge spanning the Mississippi River. Shots taken from both the passenger’s perspective, looking out at the scenery, and from the land looking at the train as it passes.
Date: 1950s - COLOR Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:31:00, No Audio
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