1522 Mountain of the Ozarks DVD 5 of 5 (1)
Among the handful of restored steam locomotives operating in the USA, Frisco 4-8-2 "Mountain" type, No. 1522 has won the eyes and ears of rail enthusiasts. The 1522 is a typical 1920's locomotive that moved freight and passengers with brute force. Later steam locomotives may be larger and rely on fancy appliances, but it's doubtful that any of them shake the earth like the 1522 does! Here's gut-wrenching, full-bore action captured during no less than 12 different trips! This is the ultimate 1522 video tape! You'll see the 1988 Fon du Lac Winsconsin to Chicago freight break-in runs and first fan trips! Then it's lots of other action, including DOUBLEHEADING with Union Pacific 844, several trips out of St. Louis and even scenes from her runs in the deep south. In 1994 the 1522 headed off to Atlanta, Georgia and Birmingham, Alabama to run trips for the NRHS convention there. These trips included DOUBLHEADING with N&W 611! You'll also see a pure freight consist with no tool car in the train.
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The finest compilation of footage of this loud Baldwin as it traveled far and wide over a variety of years. Includes extensive run to and from the Atlanta NRHS convention.
Running time 53 minutes
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1522 Mountain of the Ozarks DVD
Nikhil Murthy (Washington) on 2017-03-17 12:34:45.
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This program covers Frisco 1522 on a variety of trips from its restoration in 1988 to 1994. Highlights include:
St. Louis to Newburg, MO excursion for the 1990 NRHS Convention on June 16, 1990
One scene doubleheading with UP 844 on June 18, 1990 from St. Louis to Kirkwood, MO after the convention
August 1988 inaugural trips on the Wisconsin Central between Chicago and Fond du Lac with the highlight being the 2% grade of Byron Hill. More footage can be seen in "Steam on the Wisconsin Central" from Goodheart.
October 1990 St. Louis, MO to Moline, IL cut short due to a front axle problem.
Test run from St. Louis to Newburg on October 27, 1991 according to the DVD description.
A May 14, 1992 run from St. Louis to Springfield, MO.
June 27 and 28 1992 trips from St. Louis to Coffeen, IL.
June 5 and 6 1993 trips from St. Louis to Centralia and Sesser, IL as well as footage of a Galesburg to Yates City excursion as part of the Galesburg Railroad Days Festival.
June 18-21, 1994 excursion from St. Louis, MO to Atlanta, GA for the 1994 NRHS Convention with stops in Springfield, MO; Memphis, TN; and Birmingham, AL. The 1522 doubleheads with N&W 611 from Birmingham to Atlanta.
June 27-29, 1994 freight trains from Chattanooga, TN to St. Louis, MO with stops in Birmingham, AL and Memphis, TN.
August 31 and September 1, 1994 ferry move from St. Louis, MO to Topeka, KS for Topeka Railroad Days.
This program is informative as tidbits of the 1522 are given throughout the program from start to end. This program is a must for fans of the Frisco 1522.
Additional remarks by Nikhil Murthy:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? Definitely!
Image quality: Excellent!
DVD Value: Excellent Value!
Recommend to others? A "Must Have"!
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