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Ace of Black Diamonds C&O 614 DVD Train Video

Ace of Black Diamonds C&O 614 DVD Train Video Hopewell Productions HV-614T
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January 1985 was one of the coldest on record, yet all through that month, ex-C&O Greenbrier 4-8-4 No. 614 was pulling 4,000 ton coal trains through the New River Gorge. She was testing for the "Ace 3000" project, which was to have led the resurgence of coal-fired locomotives in this country. The project never came to be, but this video tells you the story of what might have been.

You will thrill to the sight and sound of a big steam engine working a heavy freight train in cold winter weather. You'll ride the cab of this big 4-8-4 with Engineer Ross Rowland. He puts the throttle "on the roof" and you'll hear the crack of her exhaust as the 614 pulls a 4,000 ton coal train up river in the dead of winter in the New River Gorge.

Multiple camera crews and the Hopewell Helicopter capture all the action and stunning imagery of big steam at work in the winter.

55 minutes

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

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  •  5 of 5


this was a very informative documentary an very well made

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

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  •  5 of 5


Another great video from Hopewell Productions! Don't expect crystal-clear quality if you're playing this on a Blu-ray player like I am, considering this video was made in 1985. But the quality of video action in here is tremendous, mixed with just the right amount of narration and information provided, as well as a few "behind the scenes" moments. There is even footage of 614 pulling the Amtrak Cardinal - which I didn't expect to see in here! As an awesome bonus, you get to hear the baritone (and much younger) voice of Fort Wayne RR Historical Society's own Rich Melvin doing the narration. A job very well done to all who put this together a little over 30 years ago!

Additional remarks by Big Jim:
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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