Passenger Train Trilogy The Diesel Locomotive DVD
This fine COMBO DVD contains The Diesel Locomotive: Servicing Santa Fe FT's and the Passenger Train Trilogy.
The Diesel Locomotive: Its Servicing, Maintenance and Repair was produced by the Santa Fe Railroad in the mid-1940s. In a series of visits to various California facilities, the program features the railroad's then-new fleet of Electro-Motive model FT diesels. (For the full story of the FT, see Mark I Video's award-winning documentary FT-103: The Diesel That Revolutionized Railroading in America).
The first stop is a tour of the Barstow shops where the FT's are cleaned and fueled. You'll see an inspection of the prime mover, injectors, electrical equipment, and steam generator, and watch traction motors, carbody air filters, and brake cylinders being maintained.
Next there's an interesting visit to the large Winslow, Arizona shops to observe wheel and truck work, followed by a tour of the massive San Bernadino heavy repair facility to view fascinating scenes of a prime mover being lifted out of its carbody. Main bearing and armature repairs are also shown. The program ends with a number of great FT action scenes.
30 Minutes *DVD* Full Color and Sound
The Passenger Train Trilogy presents three classic films describing various aspects of passenger train development and travel.
Shining Rails, produced by General Electric and the American Locomotive Company, is the chronicle of the diesel-electric locomotive. From steam to electric to diesel, this rare film has scenes of Alco PA and FA units, a variety of steam engines, Virginian electrics, and even Union Pacific turbine X-50. You'll also learn how Centralized Traffic Control (CTC) works!
The Super Chief, a Santa Fe promotional film, describes a journey on the famous luxury train, showing passenger accomodations, dining car service, sleeping cars and much more. A fine souvenir of one of America's great trains.
United Aircraft's Turbo Train tells the story of one of America's fastest trains. From concept to construction to testing and operation, here's a unique look at the sleek 170-mph speedster!
45 minutes *DVD* Full Color and Sound
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|Runtime:||1 Hour, 30 Mins ($0.39/min)|
|Producer:||Mark I Video|
|Aspect Ratio:||Full Screen|
|Region Code:||0 Worldwide NTSC|ITEM NOTES REGARDING THIS PRODUCER
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