Mainline Steam Spectacular DVD5 of 5 (2)
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
Mainline Steam Spectacular DVD
Steamboy (Revere MA US) on 2019-12-26 09:42:51.
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In this installment of the 4501 revival collection, the program starts with a clip montage in the opening titles. The majority of these journeys throughout the program were pulled by 630 beginning with a November 8 2011 trip from the Tennessee valley railroad museum in Chattanooga to Knoxville. First 630 is going backwards and running light as it crosses the south chickamauga creek bridge. The rear of the water tender is number WT51. Throughout the Knoxville trip, 630 is wearing a deep toned steamboat whistle. A map of the route is shown. The first location is at ooltewah junction. The Norfolk southern line to Atlanta is on the left. 630 is carrying 5 coaches. The entire trip was recorded by Ronald burkhard. Next 630 whistles at riceville, followed by Loudon as it crosses the bridge over watts bar lake. 5 days later on November 13, 154 is heading to Alcoa Tennessee. Diesel 1123 is on the rear. A map of the Knoxville area is shown followed by 154 whistling at different crossings. Leaving 154 behind, 630 is heading back to Knoxville. Listen to that lovely deep toned steamboat whistle. Afterwards, it squeezes through a cut at mt. Olive, then it arrives in Knoxville as it crosses the Tennessee river. The following day November 14, 630 had some mechanical issues on the bearing at the number 1 axle. Only one scene was made at niota as 630 negotiates An S curve, carrying only 3 coaches. This concludes the 2011 trip with 630.