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Chesapeake & Ohio 2765 - New River Masquerade DVD Train Video

Chesapeake & Ohio 2765 - New River Masquerade DVD Train Video Pentrex 2765-DVD 748268005749
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Ex-Nickel Plate Berkshire-type locomotive 765, repainted, renumbered, and modified to resemble its former cousins, the 2-8-4s named Kanawhas by the C&O, headed up three Fall Foliage excursions through the spectacular New River Gorge in 1993 and Pentrex followed the masquerading 2765 on its trips from Huntington, West Virginia, to Hinton and back, through one of the most popular train watching spots on the continent.

Here is the thrill of steam locomotive action, with grey smoke billowing and plumes of white steam rising into the air, tracks twisting along a rocky river gorge, and scenic West Virginia mountains bathed in glorious fall colors. Engineer Rich Melvin invites us into the cab for the ride from Montgomery to Thurmond, and explains what he's doing and how the engine is performing. He has plenty to say as the locomotive pulls upgrade on wet rails, slipping its drivers again and again as it makes its way through the gorge towards Hawks Nest. Experience the echoing sounds of the steam whistle, the rumble and roar of the locomotive as it flashes past our camera, and the excitement of steam power thundering up and down the mainline again in C&O 2765, New River Masquerade!

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1 Hour 30 Minutes
In Color with Hi-Fi Sound and Narration
Presented in Standard 4x3 Format
No region code; can be played in NTSC DVD players worldwide
Packaged in Sturdy Vinyl Clamshell Case
ISBN: 1-56342-291-3
UPC: 7-48268-00574-9
Copyright Pentrex 2011

TVD Price:$ 24.95
List Price:$ 29.95
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DVD Item#:2765-DVD
Runtime:1 Hour, 30 Mins
Aspect Ratio:Full Screen
DVD UPC:748268005749
Shrink Wrapped?:Yes
Disc Type:DVD
Region Code:0 Worldwide NTSC

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  •  5 of 5

This program shows NKP 765 from Huntington to Hinton, WV and return on the New River Trains on several weekends in October 1993 disguised as C&O Kanawha 2765 compiled into 1 roundtrip between Huntington and Hinton.

This program and "2765 on the C&O" by Greg Scholl Video Productions have some notable similarities and differences:

There is a cab ride on both programs. The only difference was that Pentrex's production showed the cab ride from Montgomery to Thurmond while Greg Scholl rode in the cab from Russell, KY to Limeville.

Both of these programs have Rich Melvin interviewed. But in the Pentrex production, Rich Melvin gives a detailed reason why 765 was disguised that only people who own this program will understand.

One of the things that's interesting in the Pentrex program that Greg Scholl did not cover is that there are vintage C&O photographs that include the real 2765 (which had been scrapped) and her sister locomotives. They also provided an in-depth detail of the Van Sweringen locomotives, including a table showing which railroads purchased them and from which builders.

Overall this is a great steam program that anyone will enjoy, especially those who have ridden the New River Trains behind steam or like the NKP 765 or C&O steam in general.

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

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  •  4 of 5

Great DVD. The cab sequences in the new river gorge are excellent, and engineer RIch Melvin's commentary while operating the locomotive are really insightful. A must buy for steam and C&O fans.

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

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