More 1940's railroading from 16mm film! Highlights include Kansas City Union Station with ATSF, KCS, UP, MP, SLSF, trains arriving & departing, then St.Louis Union Station, Atlanta's Terminal Station with SR, SAL, A&WP steam power, Florida railroading with FEC, SAL, ACL/SCL trains including The Champion, City of Miami, and more. Then you'll visit and ride on Louisiana Cypress Co's logging train, visit Texas logger WT Carter, and other short line & logging locations. Film mostly by C.W. Witbeck.
by Herron Rail Video 46 mins * mostly colour * narration
Main line steam in the 1940's & 1950's at Tuscola, Memphis, McComb, Indianapolis, Louisville, Central City and more.
4-8-2's 2452 & 2613 on excursions 1957,1959-'60
Diesels on passenger trains at Birmingham, New Orleans, Kankakee, Chicago and more.
Late ICRR - early Amtrak passenger trains, 1971
Electrics on Chicago suburban trains
LOCOMOTIVES: 4-8-2's, 4-6-2's, 2-8-2's, 2-8-4's, 2-10-2's, 0-6-0, 0-8-0's, EMD E's, GP's, Green Diamond
PASSENGER TRAINS: Panama Ltd., City of Miami, City of New Orleans, Seminole. Kentucky Cardinal, Governor's Special, Steam excursions.
Produced from 16mm and 8mm film by C. W. Witbeck, Joe Orgil, Tom Beumel, H. R. Blackburn, Dick Baldwin, D.J.Williams III, Ben T. Young Jr, Robert Bullerman, H. T. Smart. E.G. Baker, and Lyie Key
by Herron Rail Video * 90 mins * colour * narrated
GLORY MACHINES VOL III
MIDWESTERN RAILROADING 1935 - 1958 Featuring the rare early colour films of John Plichta.
MILWAUKEE ROAD: 4-6-2s, 4-4-2s (class A), 4-6-4s (classes F6 & F7), Hiawathas, Milwaukee depot, Olympian, 4-6-0, 2-8-2, 4-8-4, more. C&NW: The 400, City of Denver, City of Portland, City of L.A. (U.P. streamliners), 4-6-2s, 0-6-0, 2-8-2, much more. CB&Q: 4-8-4s, 4-6-4s on fast passenger trains. Twin Cities Zephyr, Denver Zephyr. ILLINOIS CENTRAL: original Green Diamond, 4-8-2s, 4-6-2, 2-6-0 on mixed train, Armstrong turntable. DELAWARE & HUDSON: 2-8-Os. PERE MARQUETTE: 4-6-2. NYC: 4-6-2s, 4-6-4s at Detroit, Toledo, Detroit steeplecab electrics. INDIANA HARBOR BELT: 0-8-0, SW 7. DULUTH & NORTH EASTERN: 0-6-0, 2-8-0. CHESAPEAKE & OHIO: 2-8-2. PENNSY:K4s, 4-6-2s, G5 4-6-Os, 11 2-10-Os, Pitcairn Yards, pole car, more. SANTA FE: 2-8-2, 4-6-4, Blue Goose, IA diesel, Es, more. CN: 4-6-2, 0-8-0, more. CP: 4-6-2, 2-8-2.
With NYC Hudsons (standard & streamlined), 20th Century Limited. PENNSY: K4s both singly and in tandem on the Liberty Limited and many more. ROCK ISLAND: 4-6-2s & 4-8-2s on commuter and crack trains e.g. Golden State Limited. TA & E unit diesels on the Rocket.
47 mins - 75% colour - sound - narration
GLORY MACHINES VOL IV
ST. LOUIS GLORY (1940s) The Joe G. Collias Collection. Narrated by Ralph E. Morse
FRISCO: 4-8-2s, 4-8-4s, 2-8-2s. MISSOURI PACIFIC: Doodlebug, 2-8-2s, 2-10-2s, 4-6-2s, 4-8-4s, FTs, Es, FAs, more. MISSOURI ILLINOIS: 2-8-Os, St. Genevieve Ferry, T.R.R.A: 0-6-0. ALTON: 4-6-2, Es (in 3 colour schemes). BALTIMORE & OHIO: 2-8-2, EAs WABASH: 4-6-2s, 2-8-2s, post war streamliners with Es. CHICAGO & ILLINOIS MIDLAND: 2-10-2. NEW YORK CENTRAL (BIG FOUR): 4-6-2, 4-8-2, 4-6-4s. CHICAGO & EASTERN ILLINOIS: 4-6-2, RS1. LOUISVILLE & NASHVILLE: 4-8-2. Es. SOUTHERN: 2-8-0. PENNYSYLVANIA: 4-6-2s (incl streamlined K4), 4-4-4-4. SANTA FE: 2-8-2s F7s. .....and
SOUTHERN PACIFIC at Tucson, Arizona.
Stock and freight trains headed by 5000 class 4-10-2s, 2-8-2, 2-8-8-4 Cab Forwards, 2-8-4 (Ex Boston & Maine), 4-8-2 helper. Passenger trains headed by Daylights and a local run headed by a 4-4-2.
37 minutes - colour - sound - narration.
by Herron Rail - Total 84 mins * colour * narrated
Railroaders called it 'The Chama Turn', and sometimes the Cumbres Turn. Most railfans knew the operations over Cumbres simply as the Cumbres Pass route. In the mid 60's, noted photographer Emery Gulash brought his 16 mm Bolex to Colorado to capture all the nuances of Colorado Rocky Mountain railroading at its best.
His keen eye for composition, his patience for waiting for just the right shot, plus his dedicated railfan attitude now provide us with exquisite remembrances of that which was narrow gauge.
Many 'turns' out of Chama are shown, as well as runs to Antonito. Classic photography from one of the great masters of the motion picture camera are depicted in this amazing production. Approx. 60 Minutes
REFLECTIONS OF AMERICAN RAILROADING (1937 - 1950s) features the 16mm film of Dr. Howard Blackburn as he chases trains & traction.
* A FDR Presidential Special on the B&O with the first EA unit he saw and a 2-8-0.
* Four different B&O Pacifics on regular passenger trains circa 1956.
* Illinois Central Mikado and a couple of Mountains and 2-10-2's in the 1950's.
* Durham & Southern 2-10-0's circa 1952 or 53. (Excellant footage.)
* Ex-ACL 4-6-0 on the Virginia & Carolina Southern in 1953.
* Ex-GTW 4-6-2 5629 with live sound accelerating through Noblesville, IN in 1966.
* Oahu RR narrow gauge steam in Honolulu in the 1940's.
* Southern Railway PS-2 4-6-2 on their train from Louisville to St. Louis
* Ferdinand RR's ex- Southern 4-4-0.
* Cab ride on NYC Hudson 5314 departing Cincinnati in 1956.
* Cab ride in a Monon F3 between Louisville & Chicago
* L&N 1956 at Louisville Union Station. An M1 2-8-4's handled some specials.
* Chasing a wooden 19th century PV move on the Atlantic & East Carolina Ry.
* Cameos of PRR's Jeffersonian, CB&Q Gen. Pershing Zephyr, SLSF at St. Louis + MILW Midwest Hiawatha & C&NW (UP) Portland Rose & Wabash Blue Bird.
See PRR (NY&LB) GG1's & K4's in NJ, 1950's and CB&Q 4-8-4 5632 running out of Chicago circa 1962. CNR & CPR steam at Toronto and Montreal.
Traction 1930s - 50s:Youngstown Ohio Electric, Pittsburgh Rys, West Penn Rys, Baltimore PCC cars. Cooperative Trainsit (Wheeling, WV), Cincinnati Newport & Covington Ry., Birmingham Electric, Dallas, Texas Electric, Denver & Intermountain and Portland, OR.
This is one of the best collections of classic railroading I've seen. Most of it is in color.
by Herron Rail *85 mins * colour & b/w * narrated
3 Tapes on 1 DVDSwitchin' Along The Rio Grande
Shot by Emery Gulash in the 1960's. Enjoy the many switching and servicing scenes along the line. This DVD covers activity on all the then operating Rio Grande Narrow Gauge such as Alamosa, Chama, Antonito, Durango, and may locations on the line, including Pagosa Springs and the Famnington branch.Twilight Of The Rio Grande
In the late 60's, Emery Gulash was able to produce spectacular full-color history of one of the most famous narrow gauge operations in the U.S. Coverage includes single and double headed operations between Alamosa and Silverton, including Antonito, Cumbres, Chama and Durango. Also included are many rare shots of Pagosa Springs and the Farmington branch.Worktrain To Silverton
"Worktrain" will grab your attention from beginning to end. The action covers a train of drop bottom gons headed by a class K-28 Mike as it works its way between Durango and Silverton and return. The train starts out early in the morning, ahead of the Silverton passenger runs. The crisp golden colors of early morning portray a warmness seldom seen in railroading. The train is followed through the day as it switches at Hermosa, Silverton and interfaces with the Silverton passenger runs. by Green Frog * Ref. A12
* 90 mins * colour * narrated
Featuring 7 types of massive articulateds
NEW ON DVD Filmed in the fifties we'll see;
* CENTRAL VERMONT steamers at the White River roundhouse. * CANADIAN NATIONAL and CANADIAN PACIFIC west of Montreal incl. a rarity, the tank locomotive, a 4-6-4wt being seen on a local. * WESTERN MARYLAND freight & passenger trains between Elkins, W. Virginia and Cumberland, Maryland. * A VIRGINIAN electric quietly crossing the New River. * Both steam & diesel, freight and passenger trains of the BALTIMORE & OHIO, T class mountain 4-8-2s, the mighty EM-1 articulated 2-8-8-4s & Alco FA2 diesels. * Steam on the PENNSYLVANIA RAILROAD'S famous horseshoe curve. * Trackside on the NEW YORK CENTRAL (J1 & J3 4-6-4s), the NICKel plate, (2-8-2 & 2-8-4 Berk's), the boston & maine (incl P2 pacifics) and at edaville, the 2" gauge tourist line. * On the new haven follow a steam fan trip in 1953 from New Haven to Willamantic, passing a pre war Alco DL 109s. * Massive Y6 compound articulateds 2-8-8-2s are featured on the norfolk & western along with the sleek J engines on the Powhatan & Cavalier passenger trains and a Z1a 2-6-6-2. * Powerful articulated engines are captured on film as the duluth, missabe & iron range, with the help of their Yellowstone 2-8-8-4s (and not forgetting their 2-10-2s and 2-10-4s), move ore to the docks at Two Harbors, Minnisota. Look out for the little tram like crew car and the upgrade line white from the many applications of sand. * Huge Z7 4-6-6-4 (Challenger) and Z5 2-8-8-4 articulateds are seen on the northern pacific. * milwaukee road electrics live again as the "Olympian" pulls out of Three Forks Montana and "Little Joes" are seen on freights. * For the grande finale, the scene shifts to the north where the Canadian Rockies form a dramatic backdrop for the Selkirks and diesel powered trains of the canadian pacific.
* 50 mins * Sound * narration
by Herron Rail 72 mins * 69 mins colour 3 mins b/w * hifi sound * narrated
26 RAILROADS IN TRANSITION 1944-1962
After the marvellous archive classic of the first Glory Machines programme, Herron Rail have done it again with more captivatinng material. From the cameras of C.N. Snyder, Howard Robins, S.L. James and Ralf Stillwell you are taken back to the period between 1944 and 1962 when American railroads were engulfed in total dieselization, yet the best and most fascinating steam locomotives ever built continued to pound the rails. A kaleidoscope of the railroad scene unfolds before the viewer, from the massive articulated locos of the N&W and B&O through Nickel Plate's Berkshires, Pennsys GG1s, Seaboards Centipedes, NYC Sharks to the Shays, Heislers etc of the backwoods logging railroads. The quality and content of this programme is a worthy successor to the first part and simply commands attention.
Brief details of contents:
BOSTON & MAINE: 2-6-0, 4-6-2, E7, FT. CENTRAL VERMONT: 0-6-0, 4-8-2. LONG ISLAND: 4-6-0s. PENNSYLVANNIA: 2-10-4s, 2-8-2s, 2-10-0, FM C-liner, Erie built EMD Es, Fs, P5As, GG1s. ATSF: 2-10-4s. BALTIMORE & OHIO: Tom Thumb, 2-8-2s, 4-8-2s, 2-10-2, 0-6-0, 2-8-8-4s, Alco FAs, S1s, EMD Fs, EsGPs. ERIE: 100th Aniv' special with 'William Mason', 4-6-2, EMD Fs, Es, Alco FAs, RS3, GE experimental. NEW YORK CENTRAL: 4-8-2s, 4-6-4, 4-8-4, EMD Fs, GPs, Alco PAs, BLW Sharks, X-plorer, Aerotrain & more.NICKEL PLATE ROAD: 2-6-4, 2-8-4Ss, 2-8-2s, EMD GPs. GRAND TRANK WESTERN: 4-8-4s, 2-6-2s, 2-8-2s, 0-8-0s, EMD GPs. EAST JORDAN & SOUTHERNN: 2-6-0, mixed train (great snow scenes). NORFOLK & WESTERN: 4-8-4s, 4-8-2s, 4-6-6-4s, 2-8-8-2s, 0-8-0s, 4-8-0s, 'Jawn Henry', Alcos, GPs. VIRGINIAN: Train masters, Electrics, Stored steam. LOUISVILLE & NASHVILLE: Fs, FPs, GPs, FPs, 'The General'. ILLINOIS CENTRAL: 2-10-2s, 2-8-2s, 4-8-2, Stored steam, EMD Es, GPs.. TOLEDO PEORIA & WESTERN: 4-8-4. ALTON & ROUTE: 'Abraham Lincoln'. SEEBOARD AIRLINNE: Alco RS3s, BLW Centipede, EMD Es. FLORIDA EAST COAST: EMD GP, Es. ATLANTA & WEST POINT: EMD Fs. CENTRAL OF GEORGIA: EMD E7. CHESPEAKE & OHIO: Stored steam, EMD GPs, Fs, Es, Alcos, BLWs, Passenger trains. BUFFALO CREEK & GAULEY: Railbuses. ELY THOMMAS LUMBER: Shay. GEORGIA PACIFIC: Shay (snow scenes). MEADOW RIVER LUMBERR: Shays, Heisler. DENNVER & RIO GRANDE WESTERN (N.G.): 2-8-2s.
by Herron Rail * 64 mins * 56 mins colour * hifi sound * narrated
This is the programme that must surely become an archive classic. Made largely from long abandoned and forgotten film that was rescued just as it was being thrown away. The Glory Machines tracks 31 railroads, some to a greater, some to a lesser degree and a few just as brief cameos. This is more professional than just an amateur's film shots, and is truly a unique and superb record of American railroading from the 1920s to the 1950s. Too much to detail fully, we list all railroads covered and give some idea of the contents.
NEW YORK CENTRAL: Streamlined and conventional Hudsons and 3rd rail electrics at Harmon. MAINE CENTRAL: 'Flying Yankie' streamliner, (Sister of PioneerZephyr). LEHIGH & NEW ENGLAND: A fleeting glimpse of a camelback and a look at an L1 mikado and its WWII troop train. PENNSYLVANIA: A fascinating look at K4 pacifics on passenger and 4-8-2 M1s and 2-10-0s on freights (incl. the unusual clearance car) pounding around Horseshoe Curve. NEW YORK - NEW HAVEN & HARTFORD: Old and new GE double ended electrics passing by on passenger trains. DELAWARE - LACKAWANNA & WESTERN: Fast moving Hudsons and 4-84s hauling varnish across the Delaware River Viaduct in spring and winter snow - delightful smoke affects. READING: Scenes of a variety of locos incl. the rare 2-8-8-0 helper engines. CENTRAL RAILROAD OF NEW JERSEY: T1 class 800 series heavy pacifics. ERIE: A snowy railroad Christmas card scene. CHESAPEAKE & OHIO: A&F15 pacifics and a heavy K3a mikado. LOUISVILLE & NAHVILLE: J4a mikado and K5 pacific. NORFOLK & WESTERN: Y class locos in the Blue Ridge mountains. VIRGINIAN: Treble headed side rod electrics. EAST BROAD TOP (ng): Doodlebug and mikado. EASTERN TENNESSEE & WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA (ng) (TWEETSIE): On engine and in caboose as a train winds through the countryside. SOUTHERN: PS2 pacific, TS1 mountain PS4 heavy pacific. PERE MARQUETTE: Brief shot of a freight. MILWAUKEE: A three coach local. CHICAGO & NORTH WESTERN: Baldwin 4-8-4. CHICAGO BURLINGTON & QUINCY: Pioneer Zephyr leaving Kansas city. MISSOURI PACIFIC: 10 wheeler on a passenger train. MISSOURI KANSAS & TEXAS (KATY): 2-8-0 and pacifics. ROCK ISLAND: Whale backed tender pacific on passenger and a heavy mikado on freight. SOUTHERN PACIFIC: 4-8-2, GS, and particularly Cab Forwards on freights. DENVER & SALT LAKE: 10 wheeler on a local passenger. DENVER RIO GRANDE & WESTERN: Massive 2-8-8-2s on freight. RIO GRANDE & SOUTHERN (ng): 10 wheelers in the roundhouse plus a Galloping Goose. ATCHISON TOPEKA & SANTA FE: A 4-8-4 with test equipment. 2-10-2s & 2-10-4s on passenger and freights, several doubleheaded. VIRGINIA & TRUCKEE (ng): 10 wheeler shunting. ST LOUIS & SAN FRANCISCO: 4-8-2s and 2-8-2s on passenger and freight. UNION PACIFIC: 2-8-0, 2-8-8-0, 4-12-2 Challengers and Big Boys on freight and passenger trains. Also, a rare shot of M10000 City of Salina passing at speed.