Blue Ridge Steam - The Norfolk and Western DVD 5 of 5 (1)
In the years 1955 to 1958, William P. Price took his 8mm movie camera to the Blue Ridge mountains of Virginia. The result is this program featuring his unforgettable movies of NORFOLK & WESTERN steam classics in action.
Those fascinating Mallets, the Y6 2-8-8-2, Class A 2-6-6-4 and the Z Class 2-6-6-2 are seen thundering over Blue Ridge Summit east of Roanoke, Virginia. To the west, Christiansburg Grade presents a formidable challenge to these huge engines. North of Roanoke Y6s and K Class 4-8-2s pound up the Shenandoah Line to Hagerstown, MD.
The NORFOLK & WESTERN railfan favorite, the "J" 4-8-4 passenger engines head up the "Powhatan Arrow", the "Pocahontas", the "Cavalier" and the "Tennesseean". A Class M 4-8-0 pulls the Blacksburg Mixed and Class E2 4-6-2 Pacific #578 rolls the Norton Local through the Virginia countryside.
Added Attractions...Southern Railway #4501 leads an excursion over NORFOLK & WESTERN rails in October 1966 and you'll take a Vista Dome trip on the diesel powered "Powhatan Arrow".
Rege Cordic narrates this NORFOLK & WESTERN Classic. Presented with a musical background.
Award Value: 134 Points Earn points for free DVDs. Signup free.
|Blue Ridge Steam - The Norfolk and Western DVD|
|Runtime:||1 Hour, 22 Mins|
|Producer:||WB Video Productions|
|Aspect Ratio:||Full Screen|
|Region Code:||0 Worldwide NTSC|
Blue Ridge Steam - The Norfolk and Western DVD
Joshua Craig Beytien (Dubuque, Iowa) on 2015-07-27 23:02:40.
People who found this review helpful: 1
Although I never bought the DVD version yet, I used to have a VHS tape about the runs and speed of America's most prominent railroad of all time. Nowadays this movie would be a reminder for me that one day the N&W would breach again, much to every rail fan's delight and dream.
Additional remarks by Joshua Craig Beytien:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? Yes.
Image quality: Good.
DVD Value:: Fair.
Recommend to others? Yes.
Respond to this review