This is brief footage (50 ft. reel) of likely amateur footage, but it includes scenes of construction of the Oroville Dam.
Black and white amateur documentary footage of Western Pacific steam locomotives and trains (1937);color footage of Western Pacific freight trains and the “California Zephyr” (1957). From the Hugh G. Martin collection. Western Pacific was one of the more major railroads operating in California, and the “California Zephyr” one of its most well-known trains.
Amateur footage from the Hugh G. Martin Collection
Amateur footage filmed by Buell L. Edison, includes day and night scenes, freight and passenger trains, dieasel and steam locomotives, and Southern Pacific yards.