You know what’s the best thing about old Driver Safety films? It’s that they are typically filled with cool old cars. The other awesomeness they possess is their earnest and usually hokey dialog. This 1959 film, Last Clear Chance, by the Union Pacific Railroad is no exception. It’s felled with squeaky clean characters and peppered with lines like if everyone was that careful all the time, well… a lot of people in the cemetery wold be alive today. This admonition ignores the fact that those people’d still be buried and I think I’d take getting hit by a train over that.
Still, this film has a lot of common sense lessons for drivers, no matter how quaint and goofy thee presentation. Of course that’s not what we’re here to see, it’s all the awesome iron, and this flick is filled with it. From the opening funeral procession to even an Allis Chalmers Tractor, there’s pretty much something for everyone here. At just over 25 minutes, it is a bit long, but if you have the time, it’s well worth it for the trip down memory lane, just remember to stop at all the RR crossings along the way.
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