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614 on the C&O - The Phoenix Engine Part 2 Train Video

614 on the C&O - The Phoenix Engine Part 2 Train Video Hopewell Productions HV-614C
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On the home rails of the C&O, Chesapeake & Ohio 4-8-4 "Greenbrier" No. 614 puts on a show you won't soon forget. See beautiful runbys plus some of the most dramatic pacing scenes we've ever recorded as she climbs Alleghany Mountain, the hill she was built to beat!

You'll also see an interview with Ross Rowland, 614's owner and engineer, as he tells the story of the resurrection of the 614 out of the ashes of Reading 2101.

55 minutes

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DVD Item#:HV-614C
Runtime:55 Mins
Producer:Hopewell Productions
Aspect Ratio:Full Screen
Shrink Wrapped?:Yes
Disc Type:DVD
Region Code:0 Worldwide NTSC

(Redmond, WA) on .

People who found this review helpful: 1

  •  3 of 5


There are some pros and cons with this video.

Pros:

The camera quality is extremely good in spite of the fact that this program was filmed in 1980.

One of the highlights of the program is when 2 Chessie diesels were removed so that 614 could tackle Allegheny Mountain on her own for the benefit of railfans. The locomotive made an excellent start up with very loud stack talk and the train is paced with a car next to it that even goes through a tunnel! Of course, the diesels were added to the 614 after that scene. But they were only there for the 2 runbys.

Cons:

There is some footage in the program that is redundant from 614 Phoenix Engine on the B&O. The interview with Ross Rowland and others were basically the same in that program. The only footage that is different is the footage of the Reading 2101 (probably from the defunct program "Train to Everywhere").

Only 2 days were filmed. The first day was from Richmond, VA to Clifton Forge, VA. The second day was from Clifton Forge to Huntington, WV.

The program could've been slightly longer with additional runbys.


Additional remarks by Nikhil Murthy:
Narration: Could have used more.
Would kids enjoy this? Maybe.
Image quality: Excellent!
DVD Value:: Fair.
Recommend to others? Not unless they REALLY were interested in the subject matter.

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  •  5 of 5


I found this DVD to be very enjoyable, the C&O 4-8-4 #614 puts on a grand show of post-era steam action that I believe all steam buffs and rail-fans will very much appreciate!!

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

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  •  5 of 5


Very well done video of the early year of Ross Rowland and 614. Material I hadn't seen before. May order the others in the series before long. 614 has to be one of my all time favorite steam locomotives and, in my humble opinion, one can never see enough of that locomotive. It's a shame she no longer performs.

Additional remarks by Allegheny48:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? Maybe.
Image quality: Excellent!
DVD Value: Excellent Value!
Recommend to others? Definitely.

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