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Atlanta Steam Celebration DVD Train Video

Atlanta Steam Celebration DVD Train Video Pentrex NRHS94-DVD 748268000171
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The haunting sounds of steam locomotives echoed once again through the Deep South when the National Railway Historical Society held its 1994 National Convention in Atlanta, Georgia. Enthusiasts rode excursion trains pulled by the Frisco 1522 and the N&W 611, or cheered trackside as these two powerful steam locomotives thundered by. Pentrex was on the spot as official videographer to record all of the convention's exciting events for your enjoyment.

The nonstop railroading action was highlighted by fantastic doubleheaders of the Frisco 1522 and the N&W 611. The 1522 impressed the crowds with its "loud bark" as it doubleheaded with the 611 from Birmingham, Alabama, to Atlanta, Georgia, and later from Atlanta to Chattanooga, Tennessee.

N&W 611, with its streamlined looks and matching maroon passenger cars, evoked visions of the past as it raced by small towns and scenic countryside. New Georgia Railroad's vintage diesels added to the entertainment as they pulled a dinner train to Stone Mountain, while Norfolk Southern diesels joined the steam locomotives on "rare mileage" trips over former Southern Railway, Central of Georgia, and L&N lines.

At Norfolk Southern's McDonough training center, we tour the locomotive simulator, signalmen training and state-of-the-art welding centers. View the freight and locomotive repair areas, and watch as visitors are treated to a ride on the center's 9-mile training track.

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  •  4.7 of 5 (3)


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Runtime:1 Hour, 30 Mins
Aspect Ratio:Full Screen
DVD UPC:748268000171
Shrink Wrapped?:Yes
Disc Type:DVD
Region Code:0 Worldwide NTSC

(Revere MA US) on .

  •  4 of 5

Almost 25 years into the new decade, this was the final NRHS Convention for the Original NS Steam Program. It's also a sequel to the Frisco 1522 Peach Blossom Special Video. Unfortunately, this one didn't have any chapter menus whatsoever. You'll have to watch the program just like when it debut on VHS back when it first arrived.

Additional remarks by Steamboy:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? Yes.
Image quality: Excellent!
DVD Value:: Fair.
Recommend to others? Yes.

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(fletcher north carolina) on .

  •  5 of 5

this is one video I really enjoyed the reason why I bought this was that I never knew that the famed Norfolk & western 611 double headed with the Frisco 1522 the two engines are the stars of the 1994 nrhs convention in Atlanta Georgia in the summer of 94 the two engines run from Birmingham Alabama to Atlanta Georgia and getting there chance to shine with the crowds a visit to the Norfolk southern McDonough training center riding a train and the new Georgia railroad making it's last run before they ended operations that year and a banquet the show than finishes off with other double header with the 1522 and the 611 from Atlanta to Chattanooga Tennessee to finish the convention I would defiantly say to me this was the last great thing for the original Norfolk southern steam program before they had to end it due to rising insurance it's a shame we can't have a repeat like this again

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

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  •  5 of 5

This is one of the better Pentrex videos that I've seen. There is a lot of action featured, with both Frisco #1522 and N&W #611 getting their share of screen time. There is just enough of the other convention activities covered to break things up a bit and provide a very nice overview of the entire event.

Additional remarks by BigJim4Life:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? Yes.
Image quality: Excellent!
DVD Value: Excellent Value!
Recommend to others? Definitely.

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