Once again, we return to Eastern Pennsylvania to experience the loudest locomotive operating today: Reading & Northern 4-6-2 #425. With a combination of in-cab footage and trackside runbys, 'Sound and Fury' chronicles 2 weekends of excursions during the fall of 2014.
This program starts on Saturday September 27th as #425 pulls a few short trips during the Schuylkill Haven Borough Day celebration. The next morning you'll see her in Duryea, getting ready to pull the 'Greater Pittston Charity Ride' over the mountain to Jim Thorpe. Operating over the former Lehigh Valley mainline, #425's booming exhaust sounds great at speed - complemented by a sweet sounding Jersey Central 3-chime whistle. With a camera mounted in the cab, you'll see the engineer at work on the climb to Solomon's Gap in the morning, plus a number of hard-working runbys in the afternoon.
On Saturday October 11th, #425 pulled the first of two Autumn Leaf Excursions from Port Clinton to Jim Thorpe. We'll cover these trips in detail, with a handful of new runby locations along with many of the classics. With heavy rain Saturday morning, you'll see #425 struggle mightily on the steeper parts of line. The next day, #425 ran the same trip with much better weather. We'll again combine trackside runbys with in-cab footage, this time on both the fast morning run to Jim Thorpe, and the impressive afternoon assault on Hometown Hill. Both days feature a Nathan 5-chime whistle - and of course - #425's legendary stack talk.
Filmed entirely in HD, this program features great steam action and beautiful fall colors. There is minimal narration (with the option to turn it on or off) and no distracting music.
In addition to the standard widescreen DVD, this program is also available on HD Blu-ray disc.
Running Time: 101 minutes (plus 9 minutes of previews)