Everett White was a prolific documentarian of the rails. In about 1940, he began traveling America and the world, capturing in still and moving pictures all manner of railroads, with an especially keen eye for electric lines.Transit Gloria Mundi is proud to present the first collection of White's traction movies released on DVD. This premiere installment, Everett White in the West, covers the US from Chicago to the West Coast. The earliest footage, from 1940, includes cable cars in Seattle, and several San Francisco cable car lines no longer in operation. The most recent footage comes from the mid-1960s and includes the quirky Leonard's M&O subway in Ft. Worth. All the systems on this DVD are listed below. Several were even filmed in two different time periods.
Mr. White's movies come to us courtesy of Don Harold. Typeface indicates coverage:
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Cedar Rapids & Iowa City
Charles City Western
Chicago, Aurora & Elgin
Chicago, North Shore & Milwaukee
Chicago Rapid Transit
Chicago Transit Authority
Chicago, South Shore & South Bend
Dallas Railway & Terminal
Des Moines & Central Iowa
Des Moines Railway
El Paso City Lines
Fort Dodge, Des Moines & Southern
Illinois Terminal Railroad Co.
Kansas City Public Service Co.
Leonard's M&O Subway (Ft. Worth)
Los Angeles Railway Co.
Milwaukee Electric Railway
New Orleans Public Service
Oklahoma Railway Co.
Phoenix Street Railway
>Salt Lake, Garfield & Western
San Diego Electric Railway
San Francisco: Cal Cable Market Street Railway Municipal Railway
Sand Springs Railway
Seattle Municipal Street Railway
St. Louis Public Service
Union Traction Co.
Utah Power and Light (Salt Lake City)
Waterloo, Cedar Falls & Northern