Mainline Steam Spectacular DVD5 of 5 (1)
Mainline steam is just a shadow of its former self. Its hard to find mainline trips today that aren't run with diesel helpers for security, if you can find a mainline steam trip that is. In this show we have assembled some exciting steam action with 3 engines running on the mainline without diesel helpers. In some cases these were the last time, or last year they ran on the mainline period? Our coverage spans 2011 to 2017. This is all on Norfolk Southern trackage. In November 2011 we see southern 2-8-0 running from Chattanooga to Knoxville and return. During the stay in Knoxville we see 630 on the Knoxville to Alco trips plus a trip on the same line with Southern 2-8-0 number 154, which is an added engine to our 3-engine show. During July 2012 630 is back in Knoxville to handle a Norfolk Southern employee trip to Alco. 630 stars on one more weekend in September of 2013 as it runs 2 trips a day from Chattanooga to Cleveland, Tennessee. Thats 4 trips total which were the last time 630 ran without diesel help on mainline trackage. This is great steam action as 630 storms along trying to keep the schedule of 2 trips in one day. These trains were a nice 8 and 6 car consists, so they looked and sounded great.
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Mainline Steam Spectacular DVD
chris collins (fletcher north carolina) on 2019-11-28 16:58:45.
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one word for this video amazing mainline steam spectacular is one of the new videos from greg scholl i really liked a lot this video covers the three still operating steam locomotives that ran in the old ns steam program (as well as a forth engine) operating in the states of tennesssee north carolina and virginia first the video starts off with southern consolidation 630 in November 2011 making a trip from Chattanooga to Knoxville Tennessee (in edition southern consolidation 154 is also featured making a run for a charter) than the 630 makes a run from knoxville to alco and footage of the 630 once again running from knoxville to alco in july 2012 than the last segment for the 630 is a run from Chattanooga to Cleveland in September 2013 the next engine is southern mikado 4501 operating on the mainline during the Tennessee valley railroad museum's annul rail fest in September 2015 the 4501 would operate two day trips running from Chattanooga to Cleveland like the 630 made in 2013 the last segment is on norfolk & western northern 611 operating the roanoker from Greensboro north carolina to roanoke virginia in late apirl 2017 with rain making it a little difficult and a shot with 611 climbing the hill in danville virginia at night with a light inside the passenger cars giving the train a look like it was the 50s overall this is an amazing video showing three (and a fourth steam engine) working hard on the mainline which they were intended to work like they were during the years of the n&w and the southern lots of amazing sight and sounds and action