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Fresh From The West
Description: A Union Pacific Railroad film about growing and shipping produce in the U.S. in the mid-1950s.
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Clip #: TFA-390A
Length: 22:34
Year: 1958
Color: Color
Sound: Sound
Library: TFA Network
Decade: 1950s
Region: North America
Country: United States
Subject: Railroads
Original: 16mm
1950s, Union Pacific Railroad, agriculture, produce, vegetables, fruit, farming, cars driving on highway in both directions, modern high-rise buildings, Hill Street, busy pedestrians crossing, Ralph’s supermarket, supermarkets, customers selecting produce in grocery store, agricultural workers harvesting tomatoes, corn, cabbage, peas, green beans, onions, broccoli, artichokes, celery, asparagus, picking, field-packed, field packing, workers stacking sacks of onions, agricultural machinery, combine harvester, crates of asparagus traveling on conveyor and stacks braced in railcar, land plane being used to level soil, hydraulic plow, tilling, combined chisel and spike tooth harrow, seed bed being prepared for planting, outrigger, commercial fertilizers being drilled into seed beds, concrete-lined irrigation canals, water being siphoned into furrows, protective covers on young plants, head lettuce field, workers thinning out plants, lettuce being harvested and loaded into truck, baskets of lettuce being rolled off trucks into packing shed, trimmers inspecting and removing imperfect leaves, packers carefully arranging lettuce in crates amongst waterproof paper and ice, field packing, forklifts being used to hoist packages of lettuce stacked on pallets onto movable floor racks in vacuum cooling plant, racks of lettuce being rolled into steel cooling tunnel and quick chilled, refrigerator cars being iced, cartons being rolled on conveyors from coolers into Union Pacific Railroad refrigerator cars, refrigerator car run into vacuum tunnel to be cooled, carrots being harvested, graded and tied in bunches, carrot tops being removed in field, carrots being washed in packing shed, sprayed with pressurized water while traveling on conveyor belt, separated by size on mechanical grader, female workers removing imperfect carrots from conveyor belt and packaging carrots in cellophane bags, cellophane bags being automatically sealed and packed in cartons, carrots with tops being packed in crates with layers of snow ice and wrapped in waterproof paper, crates rolled from packing house and being stacked into car, snow ice being blown to fill spaces in between crates, maps showing routes of trains, Union Pacific Railroad refrigerator car train traveling on tracks, Ogden, Utah, Union Pacific yard facility, icing dock, icing unit, large blocks of ice traveling on conveyor and trains being re-iced, alcohol heaters being placed into car bunkers during winter, North Platte, Nebraska, east-bound trains being taken apart and cars reassembled for continued travel to east, stacks of produce on display in grocery store, housewives, women rinsing and cutting vegetables in kitchen, woman preparing salad on table, woman peeling and rinsing carrot in sink, toothpick being stuck through rolled carrot peel, asparagus being preserved, celery being added to meet cooking in pan, woman opening produce drawers in refrigerator and putting plates of salad onto fridge shelf, aerials Western crop fields, valley town surrounded by agricultural fields, crop dusting, crop duster, crops being harvested, refrigerator cars, Union Pacific Railroad refrigerator car train traveling on tracks

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