Roaring Runbys Super Slips and Start-Ups DVD
Steamboy (Revere MA US) on 2020-11-17 14:01:07.
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In the Roaring Runbys portion of this Un-Narrated Combo from 1994, There are a great variety of scenes that were used in other Mark 1 titles. The Steam Stars shown in this portion of the combo are:
1. Bridgton & Harriston 2-4-4T number 7 at the Edaville Railroad from Massachusetts' Maine Attraction hauling a freight & Passenger special on the original tracks before it was shut down for a few years, & was later transformed into a Family themed Amusement park With a Year Day out with Thomas The Tank Engine park called Thomas Land.
2. Former Aberdeen & Rockfish 2-8-2 Number 40 on The Valley Railroad in Essex Connecticut which was from the souvenir tape at the same time that this program was made.
3. Susquehanna 2-8-2 number 142 in New Jersey during 1992 from Susquehanna Steam Express.
4. Canadian National 2-8-2 Number 3254 at the Steamtown National Historic Site in Scranton Pennsylvania During Production of Steamtown: History & Operation.
5. Former Gulf Mobile & Northern 4-6-2 Number 425 operating for the Blue Mountain & Reading in 1986 from the 1987 Video: Blue Mountain Odyssey.
6. One of the 4 Surviving Reading T-1 Class 4-8-4's number 2102 (one on a passenger, the other with a freight train of empty hoppers from Schuylkill Shifter).
7. A pair of Pennsylvania Railroad Steamers from Pennsylvania Doubleheaders in 1985 & 1986: 4-4-0 number 1223, & 4-4-2 number 7002 which was originally built as number 8063.
8. Pennsylvania Railroad K-4 class 4-6-2 number 1361 in October of 1987 as it operates on the Nittany & bald eagle during production of its 1988 Sequel: Pride of Altoona.
9. 2 Norfolk & Western Giants at the 1987 NRHS Convention: J Class 4-8-4 number 611 on a passenger run, & newly restored Class A 2-6-6-4 number 1218 on a coal train, followed by a Doubleheader, 611 heading south from Lynchburg, & 1218 from Roanoke to Bluefield. This was taken from Rails to Roanoke.
10. Some Logging Locos at the Cass Scenic Railroad in West Virginia: Heisler number 6 & Shay number 2 on a Doubleheader pulling passengers with a head-on chase in the first scene, then comes one trip with only shay 2 moments later, & heisler 6 running light while wearing an N&W hooter whistle.
11. Chicago & Northwestern 4-6-0 number 1385 operating the Circus World Museum Train During 1985, with some help from F-Units 402 & 403 providing extra power, & later see the 10 wheeler being paced for a bit.
12. St. Louis Southwestern or Cotton Belt 4-8-4 number 819 heading to St. Louis for the 1990 NRHS convention as it was taken from St. Louis Steam Spectacular-the Mark 1 Video version of the recently turned 30 year old event.
13. St. Louis Iron Mountain & Southern (former Crab orchard & Egyptian) 2-4-2 number 5 meeting 819 at Delta Diamond.
14. Union Pacific 4-8-4 number 844 operating an NRHS excursion to Findlay Illinois on Thursday June 14, 1990.
15. Frisco 4-8-2 number 1522 operating an NRHS excursion to Rolla hill on its way to Newburg Missouri during Saturday June 16, 1990.
16. Rio Grande Narrow Gauge in the Rockies on the Durango & Silverton From Railfanning the Silverton with engine 480 on the highline, & later with 497 before it was swapped with 482 on the Cumbres & Toltec in the early weeks of 1992, as well as 481 on a caboose hop.
17. Speaking of the C&TS, 487 & 488 are operating on a doubleheader that was chartered by Greg & Randy Scholl in May of 1993 after almost a whole week of removing snow & ice with Rotary OY. Next we see another trip with 488 up front, & 487 in the middle.
18. The Test Run of an Oil Converted Union Pacific 4-6-6-4 Challenger type locomotive number 3985 in 1990 with 4-6-0 number 1243 on a flatbed as 3985 handles a really long freight with no diesels from Cheyenne to Omaha. Some of it was used in Close Up: 3985 which of Course Pentrex & WB Video Productions were also there as well.
19. 3985 as Sister engines 3967 & 3718 in late May of 1993 from UP 3967 returns.
20. Southern Pacific Daylight painted GS-4 class 4-8-4 Number 4449 in October of 1990 from Steamfest '90
21. Santa Fe 4-8-4 number 3751 on its very first excursion during the final days of 1991 from California Limited
22. Southern Pacific 4-6-2 number 2472 in July of 1992 from Operation San Jose during the NRHS Convention
And 23. Spokane Portland & Seattle 4-8-4 number 700 also from Steamfest '90 during its very first excursion specials in Washington State.
In the Super Slips & Start Ups Portion of the Combo There are several engines that are having a hard time getting in Traction, as well as making some preparations of their own. Which includes:
1. Union Pacific 3985 in 1990 at the Cheyenne yard & also on the mainline after converting to oil. Note ten wheeler 1243 on a flatbed once again as these scenes were shown in Close Up: 3985
2. The Newly Restored SP&S 700 During its first trips in October of 1990 from Steamfest '90 which includes scenes at the Yakima river canyon, & inside the cab through the Columbia River Gorge on the Return trip to Portland
3. 3 Trips with SP 4449: One leaving Kingsburg California in May of 1989 after participating in the 50th Anniversary of LAUPT that was taken from Steamin' to L.A. Then in October of 1990 during Steamfest '90 once again. This time its in the cab with Doyle McCormick taking the Throttle as it departs Yakima on the Washington Central, & later on a doubleheader with 2472 during the 1992 NRHS Convention.
4. Frisco 1522 on the 1990 NRHS Convention from St. Louis to Newburg Missouri on Saturday June 16 of that year.
5. Reading 2102 in Waldorf Pennsylvania which includes its original 6 chime whistle that was commonly used on Great Western 90 at the Strasburg Railroad.
6. Back to Union Pacific territory once again as we enjoy a really long pace with the world's once largest operating steam locomotive in the modern era from 1981-2010 while heading home to Cheyenne.
And 7. The Conclusion of the 1990 NRHS convention with 1522 & 844 Performing a photo runby at Webster Grove while on a doubleheader until 1522 gets dropped off at Kirkwood on Monday June 18.
This portion of the combo was originally released in 1995
With a great variety of steam locomotives: both the ones that are still with us today & others that are No Longer operating after these footages were recorded, Every railfan would always agree that Steam in America Stands on Forever.
Additional remarks by Steamboy:
Narration: There was no narration.
Would kids enjoy this? Definitely!
Image quality: Excellent!
DVD Value: Seemed a little high, but not too bad.
Recommend to others? Definitely.
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