3025 A Chinese Mikado in the Connecticut River Valley DVD Train Video
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She was built half a world away, and once worked in Pennsylvania, but now she steams through the Nutmeg State on former New Haven Railroad trackage. She's Valley Railroad #3025, a Chinese Mikado hard at work hauling tourists in the beautiful Connecticut River Valley. Come along with Pentrex as we share the story of this most interesting 2-8-2.
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Steamboy (Revere MA US) on 2016-07-26 20:00:08.
Well 4 Years ago I rode on that tourist line twice. Once on Memorial day weekend with #40, The other In September with 3025. When I saw a preview for this DVD I was shocked That Not only Pentrex Was There, But I was At the Same Trip At the Same Time With My Dad. Look For Me Waving At The Pentrex Crew.
Arman Balk (Grand Rapids, MI) on 2013-05-07 06:36:29.
I particularly enjoyed this DVD because I lived in Connecticut for 25 years and visited the Valley RR many times, even riding on the locomotive once. I think the DVD gave good coverage of the railroad and the operations, except that there might have been more scenes of the station and a little more of the riverboat.
TRAINMASTER (Hendersonville NC) on 2013-03-31 07:08:19.
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I bought this program expecting serious coverage of the restoration and rebuild, alas there is very little. You will not be taking a nap with this program as 3025 talks...and talks LOUD! Definitely an attention getter. The Valley people did a fine job "americanizing" the locomotive and it shows. If anything, I learned there is much more to the Valley operation than I was aware of. Interesting and informative describes this release. Whether kids would enjoy this depends on the age of the kids.
Joe (Connecticut) (Connecticut) on 2013-03-09 11:32:53.
A lifelong resident of Connecticut, I have visited the Valley Railroad (Essex Steam Train & Riverboat) many times. The railroad has a lot to offer; aging steam and diesel locomotives, classic Pullman coaches, equipment displays and beautiful scenery. Operations include regular tourist runs, various sponsored freight and passenger extras and the Essex Clipper dinner train. The focus of this particular production though is the Valley Railroad's "new" 2-8-2 #3025. The locomotive's history, acquisition and restoration by the Valley Railroad is described in detail in a fun and interesting way. There are some distinct differences between the 3025 and the actual New Haven locomotives that she is meant to represent, but overall, is as close to the real thing as you can get. None of the actual New Haven 2-8-2 locomotives exist today.