I am trying to find some videos I saw a while ago that I can't name, but I remember some scenes from them. If anyone can name them, I would really appreciate it.
Scene 1: An older gentleman is telling the camera about how a man would come to the railyard and ask for a job. The superintendent would ask to see his hands and he could tell how experienced a brakeman was by the number of fingers he was missing. (Link and Pin days) If he had no fingers, he might get a job as a flagman.
Scene 2: The narrator is telling the audience that the way of robbing trains is not the Hollywood way. If a bandit rode up on horseback, the passengers and crew would just shoot him off the horse. One way a robbery was done was a man climbed a telegraph pole and sent a message to a station that he was a worker and to leave the safe open because her forgot the key/combination.
Scene 3: The scene shows some men placing dynamite against a baggage car door as the narrator says "they blew the door open...wide open" and the baggage car is turned into a flat car. (P.S. Not the scene from Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid film, but they are referencing it.)
Any historical questions can be posted here. Answers would certainly help as well