1225 Winter Steam DVD5 of 5 (2)
Owosso Michigan is the home of Pere Marquette 2-8-4 number 1225. In February 2008 we see 1225 doing a little switching in preparation for the weekend of photo freight action. There is snow on the ground as we enjoy 2 days of action with a freight that appears like the 1950's. Along the way we see a variety of different types of locations and start-ups. This is big steam railroading in the winter-time, a rare treat indeed.
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1225 Winter Steam DVD
chris collins (fletcher north carolina) on 2019-11-28 20:00:42.
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1225 winter steam follows former Pere Marquette Berkshire no.1225 out of Owosso Michigan on two different charter trains operated by the Steam Railroading Institute the first segment looks at the 1225 on a 2 day photo fright train in February 2008 which would operate on the former anne arber and new york central mainlines the 1225 puts on a show of power with snow on the ground making it a wonderful backdrop for the train the second part of the video jumps to 11 years latter with the 1225 on a photo passenger train which also would take place in february 2019 unlike the 2008 charter there was no snow for the 2019 charter but never the less the beautiful Berkshire provided lots of great moments there's also bonus footage from both the charters to finish the program this is quite a treat watching this beautiful locomotive working in the winter time with lots snow and steam making a wonderful scene for winter time this is an exciting video that is sure to be enjoy seeing the 1225 provide lots of great action and a lovely scene for the winter season
1225 Winter Steam DVD
Steamboy (Revere MA US) on 2019-12-25 08:36:19.
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First the program starts with 1225 passing by the Carland grain elevator in January of �19, then comes a freight train in February of 2008. After the opening titles, Christopher Kovacs (Trainmaster844) talks about 1225 while the polar express locomotive itself, makes some switching moves on Friday February 15, 2008. Ronald Burkhard recorded the entire event. First 1225 picks up a little red Ann Arbor caboose at milepost 107 in owosso, then it backs onto the special freight, uncouples the caboose, and continues to do more switching. For this event, 1225 is wearing 2 different whistles. At owosso station, 1225 is moving 2 coaches in reverse. Note the 2 vintage pick up trucks which will be used for the whole weekend. The early night photo session comes first as 1225 arrives at the depot then backs up again for the second shot. Listen carefully for the bell, and note the town�s elevated water tower in the background. Like the actual polar express storybook and 2004 Warner Bros. Film, 1225 is always the main star of the show. Darkness falls, as 1225 idles at the depot, then it moves slowly forward. Saturday morning February 16, 1225 is going backwards for the first photo runby of the day at Henderson Michigan, which is south of Oakley and north of owosso on the New York central line. The sun is barley rising as the polar express locomotive makes a first early morning runby of the day, then it backs up again for the second one. It�s cloudy at first, but later in the day, the sun will be 100% shining through the clear blue sky. A third runby is happening at the same location. Afterwards, 1225 is whistling at Epton road. Before the back up move, 1225 uses a deep toned N&W J class whistle, which was at one time was used on 611 along with its sister engines back in the 50s. Next 1225 uses her own whistle for the second runby. The camera was repositioned for a third runby at epton road as 1225 rolls through the trees, followed by the fourth runby at the same location. Moments later, 1225 whistles at King road, then comes the second runby at the same location. After that, the polar express locomotive makes a third runby. The camera was repositioned yet again for the 4th runby. Listen to that incredible whistle. Next 1225 makes a 5th runby at the same location. Some of the freight cars were once used by the wabash, C&O, Ann Arbor, Pere Marquette, and some other fallen flags. Moments later 1225 is back at Henderson, as it clangs it�s own bell and whistles for the crossing. Afterwards, 1225 passes by a grain elevator, then the camera is repositioned for another runby at the same location. Moving onto the Ann Arbor line in the afternoon, 1225 is rolling through west Riley road, with a small bridge known as baker creek bridge appearing in the foreground as the real polar express whistles closer and closer. Followed by a second one, and a third one at the same location. Next, 1225 makes a slow going away shot at the crossing, then it comes to a stop. Next, the real polar express locomotive whistles at Baldwin road. Note the sign for real estate. Afterwards, 1225 makes a second runby, then comes the third at the same location as it uses the N&W Steamboat whistle. Moments later, 1225 is back at king road, as it whistles through the trees, then makes a bend at milepost 113. Which is a reference to the sole surviving Jersey central 0-6-0 in minersville Pennsylvania. The camera repositions to the other side of the crossing as 1225 makes a back up move. Then comes the second runby. Followed by a third one. The camera was repositioned at king road, this time 1225 is on the New York central line, as it makes a back up move. Then the engine chugs through the snow. The sun is beginning to set as 1225 rolls down the line for a second runby after the camera was repositioned. The camera was back on the engineer�s side of the tracks as 1225 makes a third runby. Followed by a back up move, and 3 more runbys concluding the Saturday special. This was the longest segment in this program.