This version of Riding the Rails was edited for television
Directed, Written, & Produced by
Michael Uys and Lexy Lovell
Rena C. Kosersky
Supervising Sound Editor
Ahmad Shirazi MPSE
Additional Original Music
Archival Research Assistance
Additional Archival Photography
Du Art Film Labs
Bono Film & Video
Kodak IFP Discount
Titles and Effects
The Effects House
Prints & Photographs Division, Library of Congress
Archival Footage courtesy of
John E. Allen
Hot Shots/Cool Cuts, Inc.
The Image Bank
Museum of Modern Art
Oregon Historical Society
Grinberg Film Libraries, Inc.
Southern California Library
University of South Carolina
Clip from Wild Boys of the Road courtesy of Turner Entertainment Co.
Ozark Heritage Center
Boy and Girl Tramps of America
Farrar & Rinehart 1934
Arkansas Humanities Council
California Council for the Humanities
Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities
Maryland Humanities Council
Minnesota Humanities Commission
Nebraska Humanities Council
New York Humanities Council
New York State Council on the Arts
Ohio Humanities Council
Pennsylvania Humanities Council
Texas Committee for the Humanities
Wisconsin Humanities Council
Wyoming Council for the Humanities
The Donnet Fund
The Grasselli Foundation
The Harburg Foundation
The Marilyn M. Simpson Charitable Trust
Beltrami County Historical Society
Cultural Communications, Inc.
Dennison Railroad Depot Museum
Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts, & Letters
Scholars and Consultants
Barbara Clark Smith
Special thanks to all the individuals who helped make this film possible.
Marketing and Communications
James E. Dunford
The grave truth behind modern forensics was discovered in 1920s New York.
The American effort to relieve starvation in Soviet Russia in 1921 during the worst natural disaster in Europe in 500 years.
The first man to fly across the Atlantic, Charles Lindbergh was unprepared for the attention, particularly after his son was kidnapped.
What happened when the lights went out in New York City on July 13, 1977?
Between 1854 and 1929 more than 100,000 abused or orphaned children were sent by train to the Midwest to begin new lives in foster families.
A courageous band of civil rights activists called Freedom Riders who in 1961 challenged segregation in the American South.
From Reconstruction to the 1960s, this film offers a portrait of New Orleans that reflects the best and the worst in America.
A look at five real-life "Rosies," the reality of working in defense plants during World War II and then having to give up those jobs for returning GIs.