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St Louis Steam Celebration DVD Train Video

St Louis Steam Celebration DVD Train Video Pentrex LOUIS-DVD 748268006005
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The biggest steam event of 1990 took place in June when four of the nation's largest steam locomotives met at Union Station in St. Louis, Missouri for the NRHS convention. On hand were Cotton Belt 819, Frisco 1522, Norfolk & Western 1218, and Union Pacific 844. Pentrex fielded six camera crews to capture all the exciting events this gathering produced. We'll bring you coverage of the locomotives on their way to St. Louis, the convention excursions, and the doubleheader starring UP 844 and Frisco 1522 as they depart for home. Get ready for a two-hour steam bonanza!

We start our coverage with Frisco 1522 being readied. Then we pick up the 844 in Kansas City and follow her along the Sedalia Sub through the hills of Missouri. Next we track N&W 1218, pulling the Independence Limited, from Mt. Vernon, Illinois to St. Louis. We begin our record of the Cotton Belt 819's inbound journey as she crosses the Mississippi over Thebes Bridge in southern Illinois.

The initial excursion sees UP 844 pulling her train to Findlay Junction and return over UP's Pana Sub. We're not only trackside but we take you aboard the train for a different perspective. Frisco 1522 steps up next with the first trip on its home rails in 39 years. The trek to Newburg, Missouri, and return is a rollercoaster ride over several steep grades. The last excursion, featuring Cotton Belt 819 billowing black smoke, is a one-way trip from the East St. Louis to Illmo. The final treat occurs at the close of the convention, when UP 844 and Frisco 1522 doublehead from Ewing Yard to the National Museum of Transportation at Kirkwood. You'll see it all: four powerful locomotives steaming across beautiful countryside and over scenic bridges; captured up close, from interesting vantage points, and in great pacing sequences; multiple historic journeys taking place in the heartland of America. This is St. Louis Steam Celebration!

DVD Special Features:

Chapter Menu provides instant access to program segments.

2 Hours
In Color with Hi-Fi Sound and Narration
Presented in Standard Definition 4x3 Format
No region code; can be played in NTSC DVD players worldwide
Packaged in Sturdy Vinyl Clamshell Case
ISBN: 1-56342-317-0
UPC: 7-48268-00600-5
Copyright Pentrex 1990, 2012

TVD Price:$ 24.95
List Price:$ 29.95
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Runtime:2 Hours, 00 Mins
Aspect Ratio:Full Screen
DVD UPC:748268006005
Shrink Wrapped?:Yes
Disc Type:DVD
Region Code:0 Worldwide NTSC

(fletcher north carolina) on .

  •  5 of 5

just got done watching this and boy this was another brilliant video by pentrex I have 3 video that have the NRHS conventions which are the Sacramento 99 railfair the 2002 convention at the grand canyon with the 3751 and grand canyon railway's steam engines and this I find them all very unique I rate this as a MUST HAVE as well as the other ones I've mentioned

Additional remarks by chris collins:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? Definitely!
Image quality: Good.
DVD Value: Excellent Value!
Recommend to others? A "Must Have"!

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  •  5 of 5

I noticed that most of these steam engines came together on some kind of anniversary, and that the last one took place in the late nineties. Is there a schedule of sorts or a website for this?
I truly enjoyed the St. Louis steam celebration. I did remember that ole number 1522 in Galloping across Texas and that it was based I believe in St. Louis. And anytime I can see 1218, my heart leaps for joy!!! Also the engines built in Lima, Ohio...

Additional remarks by L&N Rider:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? Maybe.
Image quality: Good.
DVD Value: Seemed a little high, but not too bad.
Recommend to others? A "Must Have"!

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