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Date: 05/01/21 06:07
Another couple of early Amtrak 2 8mm films CUS & Milwaukee
Author: KCRW287

This post has 2 videos, first shows what I believe is a ceremony probably at CUS, then more action around that part of Chicago, again this isn't the best quality, but lots of movements. The second is from around Milwaukee, lots of ML action, plenty of trains. Photographers unknown, my collection. KCRW287

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Date: 05/01/21 08:13
Re: Another couple of early Amtrak 2 8mm films CUS & Milwaukee
Author: ctjacks

In the first movie - the scene of the ceremony, and the scene with the uniquely-painted Amtrak E unit, are likely from the very first day of Amtrak.
In the rest of the clips, there are a handful of Amtrak-painted cars, so I would guess these are summer or fall of 1971.
Very cool shots of the Rainbow Era.  Thanks for posting.



Date: 05/01/21 08:34
Re: Another couple of early Amtrak 2 8mm films CUS & Milwaukee
Author: rev66vette

Some very interesting subjects here, thanks for sharing.



Date: 05/03/21 07:46
Re: Another couple of early Amtrak 2 8mm films CUS & Milwaukee
Author: redarrow

Wonderful movie footage. 
I believe the fellow on the left at the dias (sp?) in the initial ceremony in front of the GN (?) rolling stock is the then mayor of Chicago Wm. Daley.



Date: 05/03/21 11:07
Re: Another couple of early Amtrak 2 8mm films CUS & Milwaukee
Author: rgzfan

Great films. 

Sears Tower is still being skinned.



Date: 05/04/21 23:23
Re: Another couple of early Amtrak 2 8mm films CUS & Milwaukee
Author: dan

changing of the guard, sad day for us



Date: 05/05/21 20:53
Re: Another couple of early Amtrak 2 8mm films CUS & Milwaukee
Author: engrbob

I was watching the 2nd video and I’ll be darned, Amtrak F40 number 237 passed by as the trailing unit on a train.
237 is now at the Grand Canyon Railway. That’s the engine I ran most of the time when I was learning the railroad.
engrbob



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