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1522 Peach Blossom Special DVD Valhalla 4.5 of 5 (2)

1522 Peach Blossom Special DVD Valhalla Valhalla Video Productions VV78A
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1994 was a tumultuous year for the Norfolk Southern steam program. The 1994 NRHS convention was held in Atlanta, and featured what turned out to be the last great showing of the Norfolk Southern steam program. This video features the spectacular journey of Frisco No. 1522 from St. Louis to the Atlanta convention, including the fabulous double-header with N&W No. 611 from Birmngham to Atlanta. The 1522 was noted for its very loud exhaust bark and lovely steamboat whistle. Sadly, this locomotive was recently retired from excursion service, and this trip can never be repeated. N&W 611 was retired in 1994, as seen in our video 611: The Final Excursion. See and hear the 1522 working hard through the Ozarks with a heavy train and no diesels in sight. DVD only. Running time 58 minutes.

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DVD Item#:VV78A
Runtime:58 Mins
Producer:Valhalla Video Productions
Aspect Ratio:Full Screen
Shrink Wrapped?:Yes
Disc Type:DVD
Region Code:0 Worldwide NTSC
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  •  4 of 5

Almost 25 years later, only Pentrex & Valhalla video were the official producers of 1522's one-way journey to the NRHS Convention in Atlanta. While Valhalla Covered the One-way journeys with 1522 and doubleheads with 611, Pentrex Covered all of the event which was shown in their Atlanta Steam Celebration. The 1994 the NRHS Convention was the final major event for the Original NS Steam Program as well as the end of 611's first excursion career.

Additional remarks by Steamboy:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? Maybe.
Image quality: A little rough around the edges.
DVD Value: Good Value
Recommend to others? Yes.

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  •  5 of 5

Steam engines are an interesting piece of equipment to see in operation. For myself, seeing a steam train working is fascinating. In today's world, most cars are not set up to be compatible with steam engines for heat and lighting, making it necessary to add a diesel, or equivalent for excursion runs. Seeing an "A-unit" diesel behind a steam engine gives the impression that the steam engine is not actually working. Steam engines were built to work, and it's great to see their power being demonstrated.
In this video, that is exactly what we see. Big steam engines showing their power without a clearly visible diesel assist. It is great as we watch a 4-8-2 working the way it was designed for. This is truly one of the finest Steam Train videos made and is a "must have" for all rail fans.

Additional remarks by rrvideoman:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? Definitely!
Image quality: Good.
DVD Value: Excellent Value!
Recommend to others? A "Must Have"!

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