A Modern Steam Odyssey
This exciting program presents five different steam locomotives of five different wheel arrangements:
* Eastern Tennessee & Western North Carolina 4-6-0 #12
* Atlanta & West Point 4-6-2 #290 (New Georgia Railroad)
* Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum ex-US Army 2-8-0 #610
* Southern Railway 2-8-2 #4501
* Norfolk & Western streamlined Class J 4-8-4 #611
The program is hosted by Jim Boyd, Editor of Rail fan & Railroad Magazine. It opens with a visit to the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum, featuring recently-rebuilt 2-8-0 #610 pulling a chartered photo freight. Multiple runbys were performed at many scenic locations along the line. Regular passenger operations are also covered.
Next. handsome A&WP #290 - in authentic passenger livery - powers a chartered passenger excursion. Three runbys at the scenic South Peachtree Creek Bridge are included. Jim then follows two steam ferry runs, with classic SR -1501 hauling freight and powerful N&W 611 heading a passenger train.
As a special bonus, you'll see beautifully-restored ET&WNC narrow-gauge 4-6-0 #12 pull Tweetsie Railroad excursion trains. The stack talk is hot and heavy as the spotless green-and-gold locomotive works hard to surmount a 5% grade on the way to an imposing wooden trestle bridge.
Vintage film of U.S. Army 2-8-0s at Fort Eustis, A&WP steam and early diesel power, and Georgia Railroad first-generation diesels is also included.
by Mark 1 Productions * 55 mins * colour * narrated
2 DISC SET Double Feature
Brand New Release! ROSS ROWLAND: Giant of Steam
Ross Rowland steam locomotive excursions began modestly with a series of High Iron Company trips in the mid 1960s featuring ex Canadian Pacific 4-6-2s and ex Nickle Plate Road 2-8-4 759. Ross next created the famous golden Spike Centennial Ltd in 1969 to celebrate the completion of the transcontinental railroad again featuring 759. The magnificent American Freedom Train followed in 1975 and '76. Pulled by several steam locomotives on a 21 month transcontinental tour visiting 138 cities and attraction 7,000,000 visitors.
In 1977/ 78 Ross developed the Chessie Steam Special to honour the 150th Anniversary of the B&O Railroad. More than 100 steam-powered excursions pulled by ex-Reading 4-8-4 2101 were run over the Chessie System. Two years later, another series of trips, dubbed the Chessie Safety Express were pulled by ex C&O 614. 614 rode the rails again in 1985 to help Rowland's American Coal Enterprises conduct test to develop a new generation of coal-powered locomos designed to lessen the dependence on foreign oil. Ross' most recent project was the Erie Limited a series of passenger excursions on New Jersey Transit's high-speed main line between Hoboken, NJ and Port Jervis, NY, between 1996 and 1998.
C&O 614 CHESSIE SAFETY EXPRESS
Here is the story of the famous Chessie Safty Express excursions of the 1980/81 pulled by restored Chesapeake & Ohio class J3a 4-8-4 #614. This documentary presents the history of 614, from its days as a passenger and freight hauler on the C&O to its overhaul and operation in excursion service. Thrilling full colour trackside and in-cab scenes show the safety express in action at a variety of locations, including Baltimore's Camden Station, Harpers Ferry, 17 mile and Sand Patch grades, the James River line in Virginia and the scenic line between Huntington and Hinton, West Virginia. Narrated by Jim Boyd.
by Mark 1 Video Productions * 60 mins * colour * narrated
Canadian Pacific heavy 4-6-2 2317 is one of the star performers at the Steamtown National Historic Site in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Constructed by the Montreal Locomotive Works in 1923. this handsome engine pulled main line freight and passenger trains across Canada until her retirement in 1959. Purchased by preservationist F. Nelson Blount in 1965, the big Pacific was rebuilt and returned to service in 1978 at Steamtown's previous location in Bellows Falls, Vermont. Due to her large size, the 2317 could not haul excursion trains over the Vermont Railway, but when Steamtown moved to Scranton, the big Pacific finally had a magnificent piece of railroad where she could really strut her stuff!
This fine program traces the fascinating history of the various classes of Canadian Pacific 4-6-2s, with the emphasis on the 2317 and her G5 class cousins. Through full-color archive film, you'll see these colorful locomotives in regular service, along with other CP classes like the famous 4-4-4 Jubilees and 4-6-4 Royal Hudsons. The six surviving G5s are shown in fantrip service, along with the 2317's Vermont debut. The highlight of the program is a complete trip from Scranton to Moscow behind the 2317, illustrated with beautiful lineside sequences, dramatic in-cab scenes, and our famous ChoochCam locomotive-mounted minicams. The stack talk is superb and the sights and sounds of this proud Pacific blasting down the old Lackawanna main line are truly memorable!
by Mark 1 Video Productions * 60 mins * colour * narrated
THE MOST BEAUTIFUL TRAIN IN THE WORLD
This program gives the history of the Daylight from 1937 to 1971 and features interviews with people who rode, operated, and managed this SP train for 34 years. Traveling a pathway first blazed by Spanish Padres between Los Angeles and San Francisco, SPs railroad's celebrated "Daylight" passenger train ran along 113 miles of breathtaking Pacific Coast shoreline. Away from the ocean, the train offered spectacular views of deep canyons, winding horseshoe curves, rolling hills and prosperous farm land. From its 1937 debut, the streamlined "Daylight" sported vivid red, orange, and black colours representing the golden state of California.
Newly discovered, 16mm colour film footage provides never-before-seen images of this famous train during its steam hauled days. The programme concludes by highlighting present day "Amtrak's Coast Starlight" as it travels over much of the same route once plied by the Daylight.
by RK Publishing 56 mins * colour * narrated
The Overland Route of the Union Pacific Railroad is one of the most historically important railways in the world. When the Central Pacific and Union Pacific Railroads met at Promontory on the 10th May 1869 the American States finally became truly United. Herein we celebrate that historic moment as we look at aspects of the Overland Route 130 years later in six unique but interlinked programs
20 mins Promontory Story - Tells how the overland came to be built
35 mins Freight today on the Overland Route - UP hauling freigh from Oakland CA to the Sierra mountains
16 mins Passengers the California Way - From sleek Amtrak to "Muni"cars
61 mins Chasing the Challenger - Highlights of 844 & 3985 on 6 day trip to Sacramento fair in 1999
18.5 mins The Great Salt Lake Rail & Air Show - Helecopter shots of the locos crossing the famous 25 mile causeway.
31 mins Riding the Challenger - In the Cab through the Carlin & Palisade canyons and along the Humbolt River
by Railscene 3.25 Hrs * colour * narrated
The Best of The Rest
Over the years Goodheart Productions has video taped many of the 261s movements that were only one or two day affairs. Most were too small to be a stand alone programme and got passed by when bigger events came along. This DVD is a collection of those smaller trips, but as youll see, small doesnt mean insignificant.
11th June 1994 Green Bay to Neenah, WI
24th & 25th September 1994 Trips out of Montevideo, MN
26th September 1994 The 60 car coal train that no one saw
27th September 1994 Campaign Train
29th & 30th 1994 Chanhassen to Bird Island Trips
22nd July 1995 Scanton,PA to Binghampton, NY round trip
12th August 1995 Scranton to Cresco, PA
19th & 20th December 1995 Sranton to Syracuse round trip
14th October 1995 Scranton to Cresco, PA
24th and 25th June 1997 Minneapolis to Galesburg, IL
29th & 30th August 1998 BNSF employee train - out of Chicago
by Goodheart Productions 63 mins * colour * narrated
Jerry Jacobson is a railroad entrepreneur. An interest in railroads from a young age led to him developing the Ohio Central Railroad. He started buying short pieces of line and managed to get revenue loads starting with steel and coal but he developed his business and bought up more track so that a more comprehensive shortline was developed. Local businesses now ship bricks, grain and lumber on the line. BUT he also has a number of Steam locomotives and here we see them double heading, side by side and triple headed. We hear how this man has managed to bring the Ohio Central to life, how his entrepreneurial skills have used money earned through revenue to build his collection of steam locomotives. He enjoys the variety of diesel locomotives that he has put together for revenue service but he loves his steam locomotives. Goodheart productions has been video taping the OC since 1997 and here we see the best of action from the following locomotives.
# 13, 4-6-0 # 1551, 4-6-2 # 1293, and 4-8-4 # 6325.
In the Fall of 2002 famed Frisco 4-8-2 No. 1522 bade farewell to her legions of fans around the world. Not known to do anything quietly, the last operating Mountain in the country applied all her horsepower to the twisting grades of the Missouri Ozarks in a defiant display of smoke filled thunder at track speed saying goodbye to her thousands of fans, Iron Hill, Rolla Hill, long tangents laid over lead filled hills dotted by Midwestern towns where time stands still. It's the last two days of the loudest locomotive in contemporary service, plus footage of her 2002 NRHS Convention trip, exclusive coverage of her break-in on freight service and more.You'll see nine sequences of climbing up Iron Hill and eight sequences of climbing Rolla Hill including pacing of one section of Rolla Hill. Where else would you want to see the loudest steam engine working. All together there are 24 spectacular climbing sequences. Add to that more pacing, on train footage, and some of the best glint shots you'll ever see. From dawn to dusk this is another Goodheart exclusive filled with 80 minutes of sooty action archived by multiple cameras and plenty of long, twisting, grade climbing action. All aboard!
by Goodheart Productions 80 mins * colour * narrated
by Herron Rail * 72 mins * colour & b/w * hifi sound * narrated
New York Central had chosen it's Niagara 4-8-4's in 1946 as the replacement for the famous 4-6-4 Hudson passenger locomotives. Just 8 years later, the Niagaras were running out there last miles inn passenger service as diesels forced them aside. Don Krofta captured the Niagaras and other steam on the Toledo Division as they run their final miles. Then, he continued shooting steam on the Norwalk Branch and later caught some dramatic diesel action in the same territory. If you like steam or New York Central (or both), get this programme. You'll be amazed at the content.
Finally we have a new programme from Herron Rail. As always, beautifully edited with top quality archive footage from the 40s and 50s. Not to be missed!
by Mark1 110 mins * colour * hifi sound * narrated
In September, 2001, ex-Grand Trunk Western 4-8-4 6325 returned to the High Iron after completing a thorough overhaul by the Ohio Central Railroad. Join us for full coverage of the inaugural excursions, as this magnificent locomotive runs over the OHCR's ex-Pennsy main line between Dennison and Columbus, Ohio.
In co-operation with the Ohio Central, we placed our famous locomotive-mounted ChoochCam minicams in a variety of locations on the 6325 to provide stunning views of the powerful 4-8-4 in action! You'll also see beautifully-photographed trackside, in-cab, and pacing sequences, along with rare archive film footage of the 6325 and other GTW steam power in regular freight and passenger service at such locations as Chicago, Illinois; Valparaiso, Indiana; and Durand, Michigan.
As an added bonus, there is exciting coverage of ex-CN 4-6-0 1551 on the regular Sugar Creek excursion runs, plus highlights of the OHCR's first railfan weekend featuring the 1551, ex - CP 4-6-2 1293, and ex-Buffalo Creek & Gauley 2-8-0 13 in action! A detailed section on the restoration of the 6325 is also included, making this the definitive program on America's newest fantrip 4-8-4! High paced exciting steam action!
Each sequence showcases restored steam locos, carefully chosen for maximum visual impact and superb sound! See coverage of each loco, incl. magnificent trackside sequences, pacing scenes, in-cab footage, our famous locomotive-mounted ChoochCam minicams, and even some helicopter shots.
STEAM IN THE NORTHEAST LOCOMOTIVES FEATURED:
* Monson 0-4-4T 3 and Bridgton & Harrison 2-4-4T 8 (Narrow Gauge Museum in Portland)
* Monson 3 and B&HR 7 at Edaville(includes pacing and helicopter shots)
* Susquehanna 2-8-2 142 in excusion service in NJ, with great fall foliage colors
* C&O 4-8-4 614: high-speed passenger trains from Hoboken to Port Jervis(+ chopper shots)
* CP heavy 4-6-2 2317: Steamtown trains on ex-Lackawanna main line Scranton to Moscow, PA
* Milwaukee Road 4-8-4 261 on winter excursion (freight & passenger) on ex-DL&W mainline
STEAM IN THE SOUTH LOCOMOTIVES FEATURED:
* Norfolk & Western Class "A" 2-6-6-4 1218 (passenger & freight) on Roanoke - Bluefield main line
* Clinchfield 4-6-6-4 626 (UP 3985) pulling Santa Claus train
* Norfolk & Western Class "J" 4-8-4 611 on the Radford line
* Milwaukee Road 4-8-4 261 pulling New River Gorge trips in West Virginia with great fall foliage!
* Nickel Plate Road 2-8-4 765 and Pere Marquette 2-8-4 1225 on excursion trains at Huntington NRHS Convention (includes double-train runbys and doubleheader)
* Atlanta & West Point heavy 4-6-2 290 in excursion service
* U.S. Army 2-8-0 610 with freight train at Kentucky Railroad Museum
* Eastern Tennessee & Western North Carolina 4-6-0 12 (36" gauge) at Tweetsie Railroad
* Western Maryland Scenic 2-8-0 734 with special coal train excursion
* Shay & Heisler geared locos -- incl. Western Maryland 6 -- at the Cass Scenic Railroad in West Virginia
by Mark 1 * 120 mins * colour * narrated
The Inaugural Run - Vancouver to Calgary
by Rail Innovations 58 mins * colour * hifi sound * narrated
2816's five day inaugural run across the American Rockies to Calgary was both spectacular and flawless. From the classic 8 car consist, a diesel loco in CPR heritage paint to great weather and the beauty of CP's route across the mountains, it all added up to one incredible journey. As Official Videographer of the CPR 2816 project, RI was able to capture it all. Trackside, aboard the locomotive, in the air and with the people. It's a trip you will never forget.
The Restoration and Testing
by Rail Innovations 58 mins * colour * hifi sound * narrated
On 30 September 1998 CPR H1b class Hudson 2816 rolled into North Vancouver, BC to begin one of the most extensive steam locomotive restorations ever accomplished.
Part one covers the two year rebuild program and the mainline test runs of 2816.
Witness the disassembly , the hydro test boiler and smokebox removal and frame work. See the drive wheel sets being removed, trued and then reinstalled. Be there when the overhauled boiler is lowered to the frame, the new cab is installed and the finishing touches are applied.
After light up, be trackside, aboard the train and and in the cab during 2816's mainline testing.
Much of the informative narration is provided by Al Broadfoot, the Shop Foreman during 2816's restoration.
by Machines of Iron 50 mins * colour & b/w* Appropriate sound w/narration
The Rocky Mountain Railroad Club has opened their archives of the works of Otto Perry and Irv August noted rail photographers to give us a glimpse in and around the town of Gunnison, Colorado in the 1940s and 1950s. Gunnison was a division point on the Denver & Rio Grande Western's original narrow gauge mainline to Salt Lake City. Marshall Pass is located to the east of Gunnison, Crested Butte and Baldwin branches to the north, and Black Canyon and Cerro Summit are to the west. This show highlights DRGW's biggest to smallest narrow gauge locomotives from the Class K-37 and K-38 to the C-16s . . . Mudhens and outside frame 2-8-0, C-21s.
60 mins, colour, stereo hifi sound, narrated - by Green Frog
Follow the NP as it displays a tremendous amount of steam in the 1940s through this 8mm digitally enhanced film.
Youll see incredible train wrecks, great snow scenes and loads of locos such as 2-6-2s, 2-8-2s, 4-6-0s, 4-6-2s, 4-8-4s, articulateds & switchers running in 1940s.
TODAY, SOME FORTY YEARS AFTER their smoke plumes dissipated over Christiansburg Hill and their exhaust beats and hooter whistles reverberated into silence on the famous Blue Ridge grade, the mighty Norfolk & Western Y6 2-8-8-2s, A-class 2-6-6-4s, and J-class 4-8-4s roar back with a vengeance in an incredible 16mm color sound film computer-enhanced and expertly transferred into the
dramatic videotape Hooters on Blue Ridge.
Like cracking open the vault to the Fort Knox of steam era color movies, with the camera work of Henry Peterson, who made several trips to the N&W in the 1950s. He not only filmed Americas last great steam show in 16mm, but he also recorded the action in synchronized sound, much of it in stereo!
HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS VIDEO
* Y6 plus A doubleheaders on Blue Ridge grade with Y6 pushers * Streamlined J 4-8-4s and K 4-8-2s in passenger service * Massive steam turbine Jawn Henry pushing upgrade * Conventional K-class 4-8-2 in freight yard service * The incomparable N&W "hooters" in actual synchronized stereo sound
* 50 minutes of video action plus 30 minutes of stills with locomotive and whistle sound background!
by Goodheart Productions 85 mins * colour * narration *
Regular Price £21 SPECIAL OFFER £14
Volume 2: A Festival of Steam
Featuring steam locomotives of 3 different gauges in 1997
* MAINE N.G. RAILROAD & MUSEUM - 2 foot gauge action with B&HR 2-4-4T
#8 and Monson 0-4-4T #3
* EDAVILLE RAILROAD - Features B&HR two foot gauge 2-4-4T #7 * WESTERN MARYLAND SCENIC RAILROAD 2-8-0 #734 on a chartered coal train. Superb exhaust and smoke plumes! * CASS SCENIC RAILROAD - Includes Western Maryland Shay #6, the world's largest! * SOO LINE 2-8-2 #1003 - Cameo appearance.
* CUMBRES & TOLTEC SCENIC RAILROAD - Rotary "OY" clears the line pushed by three 2-8-2s, plus coverage of Eureka & Palisades 4-4-0. * NEVADA NORTHERN RAILROAD - 2-8-0 #93 and 4-6-0 #40 pull special excursions for the NRHS Convention. u HEBER VALLEY RAILROAD - Ex-UP 2-8-0 #618 at the 1997 NRHS Convention.
Regular Price £20 SPECIAL OFFER £14
Volume1: The Fabulous 4-8-4s
In 1997, four famous 4-8-4s blasted down main lines creating the Steam Show of the Decade!
* UP 844 - Denver - Salt Lake City run for NRHS Convention includes Royal Gorge and Tennessee Pass.
* Milwaukee Road 261 - Roundtrip ferry run from Minneapolis to Galesburg, Illinois for Festival Days. Includes super high-speed pacing sequences.
* SP 4449 - Roundtrip from Portland to Stampede Pass. Includes BNSF Columbia River line and rugged Yakima Canyon.
* Chesapeake & Ohio 614 - Spectacular helicopter views of Hoboken, NJ - Port Jervis, NY round trips! + great cab ride.
Regular Price £21 SPECIAL OFFER £14
55 mins, colour, stereo hifi sound, narrated - by Green Frog
Shot in the early 1950s on stunning quality 16mm colour film around Gunnison, Alamosa, the Farmington & Monarch branches and between Durango and Chama featuring the unique yellow, black and silver painted 268. A great tape for all narrow gauge fans.
Join us at Steamtown's 1996 Snow Spectacular to watch big steam thunder up the former Lackawanna's Pocono mountain grade! Experience the dramatic elements of big time steam railroading - passenger and freight trains storming up mountain grades in sun, heavy falling snow, even fog - in five memorable winter days.
* Milwaukee Road 4-8-4 No. 261 pushing a wedge snowplow on the opening day run.
* Passenger trains climbing the 1 % grade through fresh fallen snow.
* The thrill of a cab ride with the engineer and fireman describing the operation of 261.
* Two days of freight train railroading, including a classic you-hear-her-before-you-see-her sequence of 261emerging out of fog.
* Action packed pacing shots from a hi-rail truck running ahead of 261 on an adjacent track. Plus an appearance of Canadian Pacific 4-6-2 No. 2317, including runbys.
by Goodheart Productions
54 mins, colour, stereo hifi sound, narrated
There is probably no greater thrill than to witness one of the massive articulated or Mallet type steam locomotives whooshing by at speed with 100 or more cars, or blasting a column of smoke skyward along with one or two helpers on a long freight drag up a steep grade.
Now witness this exciting action across America in the 40's and early 50's in full color from photographers such as Robert Flack, Emery Gulash, Tom Strid, and Jerry Carson. With exciting STEREO sound and some music, you will be thrilled as you view action on Union Pacific, Duluth Missabe and Iron Range, and N&W.
As an added bonus we have included a few scenes of the last few runs of Norfolk & Western's 1218, and double headed action with Union Pacific's 8444...culminating in the most spectacular steam giants DVD ever released!
Approx. Running Time 57 Minutes
Carl Franz has been showing off logging trains on the Cass for over 20 years. In cooperation with the Cass Scenic Railroad of West Virginia, he has run logging trains through the woods, up switchbacks, and with double headed trains!
The Spectaculars ran in spring, fall and winter. Carl, along with his friend Robert Flack, captured some of the most fantastic material ever shot of logging trains on 16mm film. In this DVD you will see Shay's #2, #3, #4, #5, and Heisler #6 work logging trains up to lofty Bald Knob (4,842 ft.).
You'll also witness action with Western Maryland Shay #6 on the Durbin branch, (the now extinct ex-C&O Greenbriar branch). The winter shots are really spectacular, some in blinding blizzards!...and the spring and fall shots will also take your breath away!
Beside breathtaking runbys, there is action of each of these trains filmed from special photo trains, as well as the traditional all steam train race near the Cass station! There are NO tourist trains in these shots...just logging trains!
In addition, this DVD includes more than 15 minutes of film from the predecessor to the Cass, the Mower Lumber Company. This 16mm color footage shows actual logging operations of Mower and other footage from Cass, shot by photographer Robert Flack!
The Mower Company footage includes log loaders and skidders, log trains being loaded, switched, dumped, and logs being dragged by the "green chain" into the mill!... in fact just the Mower footage is worth the price of this DVD!!!...its that good!
Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround 89 Minutes
Action from the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s.
There are many railroads covered, some to a greater, some to a lesser degree. There are Camelbacks, a smattering of NYC Streamlined Hudsons, named trains such as the Hiawatha, Crusader and 20th Century Limited, pastoral branch line settings, mainline double headed steam and fascinating cameos such as loading ice in the reefers and the highly dangerous practise (now banned) of switching called 'polling'. It's all here and more.
* Central of New Jersey Jersey Central * Canadian Pacific * Pennsylvania * Milwaukee Road * Indiana Railroad * Wabash * New York Central * Delaware & Hudson Erie * Middletown & Unionville * Reading * Baltimore & Ohio * Rahway Valley * Boston & Maine * Springfield Terminal * Lehigh Valley * Lackawanna * Erie * Monon * Alton * Missouri Pacific * Rock Island * 'Katy' * Frisco * Grand Trunk Western * Norfolk & Western * Ref. S56
by Green Frog * 60 mins * b&w with a little colour * stereo hifi sound * narrated
16mm archive film circa 1960s. A large variety of steam locos at work, many not normally seen on video and which are now 'stuffed'. Featuring the famous Iron Horse rambles (doubleheaded), NKP 'Berkshire' #759 heading a string of heavyweight cars + more
by Green Frog 57 mins * colour * narrated
Roarin' Runbys + Super Slips and Start UpsROARIN' RUNBYS
You'll see American steam from coast to coast, from a small 2-4-4T to powerful 4-8-4s and the mighty 4-6-6-4 Challenger, the world's largest operating steam locomotive. Each scene was selected for maximum smoke, steam, and stack talk! Locomotives featured:
*B&HR 2-4-4T 7 *BM&R 4-6-2 425 *CASS GEARED LOCOS*C&O 2-8-4 2765 * C&NW 4-6-0 1385 *CN 2-8-2 3254*COTTON BELT 4-8-4 819 *Five 3-foot Gauge D&RGW 2-8-2s*FRISCO 4-8-2 1522 *Norfolk & Western 4-8-4 611, 2-6-6-4 1218*PRR 4-4-0 1223 *PRR 4-4-2 7002 *PRR 4-6-2 1361*READING 4-8-4 2102 *SUSQUEHANNA 2-8-2 142 *SANTA FE 4-8-4 3751 * SP 4-6-2 2472 *SP 4-8-4 4449*SP&S 4-8-4 700 * UP 4-8-4 844 *UP 4-6-6-4 3718*UP 4-6-6-4 3967 *UP 4-6-6-4 3985 *VALLEY 2-8-2 40SUPER SLIPS AND START-UPS
features several large steam locomotives starting heavy trains. Thrill to the sights and sounds of booming exhaust, slipping drivers, and huge plumes of smoke as these powerful locomotives are captured in exciting trackside, in-cab, and pacing sequences. A stunning stereo soundtrack complements the high-quality video imagery.
LOCOMOTIVES FEATURED: UP 4-8-4 844, 4-6-6-4 3985, SP&S 4-8-4 700, FRISCO 4-8-2 1522, SP 4-8-4 4449, and READING 4-8-4 2102.
120 MINUTES * FULL COLOR * STEREO SOUND
For those of you who have been in Colorado, most would agree that steam is easy to find...especially narrow gauge steam. Green Frog Productions presents this classic, action filled DVD chronicling Colorado's narrow gauge steam.
First we'll visit the Colorado Railroad Museum where you'll see a portion of a steam up day filled with excitement, as # 346, a 2-8-0 chuffs around the loop with vintage Rio Grande and Rio Grande Southern cars. Then we will take you to Georgetown where the Georgetown Loop Railroad provides exciting activity through the canyon and over the famed high bridge. Steam Shays provide the action here.
Next we continue our visit to the Cumbres and Toltec. You'll take a tour of the most scenic portions of the line, such as Osier, Sublette, and of course Chama and Antonito. Finally, a trip to the Durango and Silverton, highlighting the tremendous activity that goes on here daily during the summer. For action filled steam, on Colorado's most well known steam railroads, this fast paced DVD will be hard to beat...
by Green Frog Productions 60 mins * colour * narration
1950s-70s steam action. Incls Berkshires, EBT, Pennsy I1s, Rio Grande ng, CB&Q GTW, NYC, Southern, Reading, UP, Pennsy from the 16mm camera of world famous photographer, Emery Gulash. by Green Frog
60 mins * colour * narrated
MASSACHUSETTS' MAINE ATTRACTION is the only definitive documentary on Edaville ever produced. Through extremely rare archive film footage, you'll learn the history of the Maine two-footers and observe regular-service trains on the Sandy River and Bridgton & Harrison Railroads. Passengar and freight activities, and even winter scenes, are included. The program then describes the evolution of Edaville, from its planning and construction as a cranberry-hauling freight line to a full-fledged theme park. You'll ride the train and view the railroad from both onboard and trackside perspectives, and see coverage of special railfan events, including night activities.
EDAVILLE REVISITED describes the sale and movement of most of the Edaville equipment to the new Maine Narrow Gauge Museum in Portland, and the short-lived 1997 revival of Edaville itself. The program includes beautifully-photographed scenes taken during the legendary Railfan Weekend in October 1991, when 2-4-4T 7 was correctly lettered for the Bridgton & Harrison Railroad for the first time in 50 years! The little engine pulled a special photo freight through spectacular fall colours. Coverage of the final 1991 Holiday Spectacular at Edaville is then shown, followed by the equipment move to Portland and the 1997 Edaville Cranberry Festival, complete with superb helicopter views of the little trains in action. A tour of the Portland museum featuring trackside, onboard, and in-cab views, along with some unusual night video sequences and a colourful fireworks display, completes the program.
by Mark 1 Video Productions * 120 mins * colour * narrated
CLOSE UP: 3985 opens with a brief history of the Challengers, illustrated with rare color archive film, which also includes beautiful color scenes of Union Pacific 4-8-4s, 4-12-2s, and the legendary Big Boy 4-8-8-4s. Contemporary action begins as the 3985 departs Cheyenne and accelerates to 55 m.p.h. for the run over Archer Hill. From now on you are assaulted by this giant loco charging at you from all angles, lineside and pacing, with smoke flung high and wheels and motion glinting. The engineer invites us up to the cab for a view over his shoulder as he spurs the 3985 to greater efforts.
PACING THE CHALLENGER features spectacular rock-steady side-by-side pacing sequences of the 3985 on a 1990 run between Omaha and Cheyenne. You'll thrill to start-ups, meets, lengthy high-speed runs, and breathtaking views of two sets of drivers in action, complete with superb crystal-clear sound! A true railfan classic!.
by Mark 1 Video Productions * 120 mins * colour * narrated
IT'S THE SUMMER OF 1958, AT CHEYENNE, WYOMING, UNION PACIFIC 4-8-8-4 BIG BOYS ARE READIED FOR THEIR LAST MONTHS IN SERVICE.
Dave Gross was there to save these wonderful moments on 16mm film as those mighty mammoths of the steam age are prepared for the battle up SHERMAN HILL. You'll see the once proud passenger hauling 4-8-4 800s as they finish their last days in freight service on the Nebraska mainline. The 4-6-6-4 CHALLENGER 3700s storm up Archer Hill east of Cheyenne and across the high wind swept plains. Trackside footage capture excursions pulled by magnificent UNION PACIFIC 8444.
UNION PACIFIC RUN WORLD'S LARGEST STEAM FREIGHT (Stereo)
A special request from American President Lines for a steam hauled APL Doublestack train led the Union Pacific to assign steamer 3985 to pull eastbound HEAVY FREIGHT from Cheyenne, Wy. to North Platte, Nebraska. Not since the 1950s has a steam engine like this 4-6-6-4 CHALLENGER pulled such a train:
........143 CARS........7657 TONS........8900FT LONG. THAT'S 1 2/3 RD MILES.
WB Video presents complete coverage of this extraordinary event. The action begins a week earlier when the UP schedules 3985 on a test freight run.
Then on the morning of 1 August 1990, 3985 thunders out of Cheyenne with the long APL Doublestack train. Multiple on-the-scene broadcast camera crews capture all the action.
Famed railroad artist and illustrator HOWARD FOGG narrates these extraordinary all steam programmes.
This programme has been a winner for a number of years. Now is your chance to get it on DVD. No collection is complete without it! 1hr 15 min Approx.