Log In Login/Register | Help Help

Norfolk & Western 1218 Rebuilt & Roanoke Bound DVD Train Video

Norfolk & Western 1218 Rebuilt & Roanoke Bound DVD Train Video Greg Scholl Video Productions GSVP-096 604435009692
Click to enlarge
Note: Cover image may differ from actual product

Norfolk and Western 2-6-6-4 number 1218 is the only Class A that survived. In 1986 it was sent to Birmingham, Alabama for the Irondale shop folks to work their magic and bring this locomotive back to life. We get an exclusive visit to see some of the restoration work in the fall of 1986, as we see various parts being worked on, as the engine is separated from the boiler and much work is being done. We made a special trip for this shop visit. Then in March of 1987, we are back in Birmingham for a test-run of 1218 which went to Wilton, Alabama. This was nice since the engine pulled a freight train, which even included a caboose on the rear. After switching was done at Wilton, the 1218 took another freight back to Birmingham. On this trip the whistle was sounding a bit off, and was later fixed. Piney Woods trestle provided one of the highlights of this trip. Then in April we follow 1218 with 5 tuscan red coaches as it travels to Roanoke for its homecoming run. This trip was not without incident, but the train made it on the scheduled time. The first weekend of public excursions is shown with some scenes to Bluefield, turning on the wye, and then the following day trips. The Sunday trips were 2 runs, that included a morning trip up Blue Ridge Grade to Lynchburg and return, and an afternoon run from Roanoke to Walton and back. Several nice shots on grades are seen on this day. Norfolk and Western 1218 was indeed back in operation. The locomotive last operated in 1991, and was in the process of rebuilding when the steam operations ceased in 1994. It is now on display at the Virginia Museum of Transportation in Roanoke, Virginia. Now the video is back, as a DVD for you to enjoy once again.

Color, live audio, and limited narration so you can enjoy the action.

70 Minutes plus previews


DVD
TVD Price:$ 26.95
List Price:$ 29.95
Live Stock Status: IN STOCK!
Ships MONDAY if ordered now. (PST)
When will I receive it?

  • TVD Avg Rating: 
  •  4 of 5 (1)




  

Free Shipping on this item!

Award Value: 134 Points Earn points for free DVDsEarn points for free DVDs. Signup free.

DVD Item#:GSVP-096
Runtime:1 Hour, 10 Mins
Producer:Greg Scholl Video Productions
Aspect Ratio:Full Screen
DVD UPC:604435009692
Shrink Wrapped?:Yes
Disc Type:DVD
Region Code:0 Worldwide NTSC

(Revere MA US) on .

We have verified that this reviewer has purchased this item from Train Video Depot because this reviewer is a member of our loyalty program and was signed in when they purchased the item and when they left the review.

  •  4 of 5


This 30 year old program is really rare and popular for all of the old school NS steam lovers everyday. The Birmingham shop segment is allright as well as the one-way freight to Roanoke plus a few of 1218's first excursions. Surprisingly enough instead of re-editing the whole program, Greg converted the original 1987 editing to the present format of technology for future generations. Oh how the memories would come and go forever.

Additional remarks by Steamboy:
Narration: Could have used more.
Would kids enjoy this? Yes.
Image quality: Good.
DVD Value:: Fair.
Recommend to others? A "Must Have"!

Respond to this review

Did you find this review useful?