Frisco 1522 - The 1994 Peach Blossom Special DVD Train Video
The 1994 Peach Blossom Special -
Recapture the joy of steam railroading over the Ozarks! In 1994, Frisco 1522 lead the Peach Blossom Special to the NRHS National Convention in Atlanta, Georgia. Traveling from St. Louis, Missouri to Birmingham, Alabama, the powerful 4-8-2 ran on its home rails for the first time in almost 50 years and Pentrex was on hand to capture this historic event in all its glory.
The 1522 ran flawlessly during its three-day trip along the route of the former Frisco Railroad. You'll see it up close and personal when we take you for a ride in the cab. The Mountain-type steam engine, know for its classic looks and loud “bark,” pulled its 18-car train unassisted over the Ozarks' steep grades. This included Dixon Hill, the longest and most difficult run of the steam-era Frisco Line. The powerful locomotive, with its train of gorgeous Norfolk Southern Tuscan red passenger cars, was a thrilling sight running across the delta straightaways at full track speeds of up to 60 MPH. Enthusiastic spectators eagerly welcomed the 1522 to Birmingham as it completed its momentous journey. You, too, can enjoy the 1522 at its best in Pentrex's exciting production of Frisco 1522.
DVD Special Features:
Chapter Menus provide instant access to program segments.
In Color with Stereo 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
Copyright Pentrex 2011
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- 5 of 5 (1)
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|Runtime:||1 Hour, 00 Mins|
|Aspect Ratio:||Full Screen|
|Region Code:||0 Worldwide NTSC|
Nikhil Murthy (Washington) on 2016-01-20 17:35:56.
This program showcases the 1522 on her way to the 1994 NRHS Convention in Atlanta, GA. The first 3 days in this program are shown from St. Louis, MO to Springfield, MO; Springfield, MO to Memphis, TN; and Memphis, TN to Birmingham, AL. One of the highlights in this program was on the 3rd day since there is a cab ride out of Amory, MS after servicing the locomotive that was not mentioned in the program's description. I believe this is one of the few programs where a video-production crew was allowed in the cab of the 1522 unlike the more-popular locomotives such as Southern Pacific 4449 or Union Pacific 3985.
Additional remarks by Nikhil Murthy:
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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Added 2017-05-10 12:34:44 by Steamboy
Remember, this is a prequel to the Atlanta steam celebration video.