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Americas Articulated - The Challenger and the A DVD Train Video

Americas Articulated - The Challenger and the A DVD Train Video Goodheart Productions ARTICULATEDS-DVD
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Norfolk & Western 2-6-6-4 No. 1218 is back in retirement and Union Pacific's 4-6-6-4 "Challenger" No. 3985 runs less frequently now. The days of being able to view a couple of America's huge articulated locomotives is not what it was. But the experience of watching these great "double engines" is yours again and again in this comprehensive 82 minute video. This program highlights the break-in runs of both locomotives following restoration in the 1980's. Then you'll see some outstanding scenes of these big engines in action! For example, you'll see the Challenger pull a 143 car American President Lines "stack train" up Archer Hill at track speed! Talk about horsepower! You'll also see double and triple-headers with the N&W's No. 1218. Enjoy cab rides, pacing scenes and plenty of track side runbys in this study of uniquely American steam power.

Running time 82 Minutes

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DVD Item#:ARTICULATEDS-DVD
Runtime:1 Hour, 22 Mins
Producer:Goodheart Productions
Aspect Ratio:Full Screen
Shrink Wrapped?:NO!
Disc Type:DVD
Region Code:0 Worldwide NTSC

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(Woodlynne, New Jersey) on .

People who found this review helpful: 2

  •  5 of 5


This is a must have for anyone who likes big steam action or is just a rail fan general. Two of the biggest steam locomotives ever, Union Pacific Challenger 3985 and Norfolk & Western A class 1218 display impressive scenes of steam, smoke, and power hauling excursions and freight trains

Additional remarks by Nate:
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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(Redmond, WA) on .

People who found this review helpful: 1

  •  5 of 5


This program is definitely better than Mark I Video's "Articulateds 87'", which also features the only 2 contemporary articulated mainline steam locomotives (UP 3985 & N&W 1218).

Pros: Many more excursions for both locomotives, cab rides/pacing for BOTH 3985 and 1218, much longer (82 minutes compared to 57 minutes for "Articulateds 87"), cameo appearances from other steam locomotives (UP 8444, UP 3977, N&W 611, NKP 587, TVRM 610), an extremely rare look at how a steam locomotive gets converted from coal to oil.

Cons: Some important comparisons between the 1218 and 3985 are overlooked. (i.e. 1218 is better than 3985 in terms of boiler pressure, 3985 is better than 1218 in terms of size of firebox grated area) Different video qualities for different time periods.


Additional remarks by Nick:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? Definitely!
Image quality: Good.
DVD Value:: Fair.
Recommend to others? Definitely.

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