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Steam Returns to the Pittsburgh Line 765 DVD Train Video

Steam Returns to the Pittsburgh Line 765 DVD Train Video RailTrek Media NSNKP765-01
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For the first time in over 30 years, steam has returned to the Pittsburgh Line! As a part of NS' 21 st Century Steam Program, the Nickel Plate 2-8-4 Berkshire #765 was called to lead an employee excursion train to celebrate the company's 30th Anniversary. The NKP #765 traveled to Harrisburg, PA to operate the employee excursions on August 18th-19th 2012. We followed the NKP #765 over its journey across central Pennsylvania on the famed mainline connecting Harrisburg and Pittsburgh. We begin east of Pittsburgh, at South Fork, and follow the eastbound ferry move of the excursion train to Enola Yard near Harrisburg on August 13, 2012. Next, we cover the five employee excursions originating out of Enola Yard the weekend of August 18th-19th. Finally, we cover the entire westward journey from Enola Yard near Harrisburg back to Conway Yard on August 20th.

The NKP #765 was the star of the show leading the excursion train, however the NS Heritage Unit #8100 Nickel Plate was also a part of the consist as the helper! We see them race across the former PRR Middle Division, conquer the Alleghenies, and climb the Horseshoe Curve! You will also see marquee, historic PRR locations such as the Rockville Bridge, Harris Tower, Altoona, Lewistown, Huntingdon, Latrobe, and many more! This is a comprehensive coverage of the Nickel Plate #765's historic journey over the entire Pittsburgh Line in 2012!


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  •  4.3 of 5 (3)




  

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DVD Item#:NSNKP765-01
Blu-ray Item#:NSNKP765-01BD
Runtime:1 Hour, 18 Mins
Producer:RailTrek Media
Aspect Ratio:Wide Screen
Shrink Wrapped?:Yes
Disc Type:DVD or BLU-RAY
Region Code:0 Worldwide NTSC

(Colorado) on .

  •  3 of 5


Blu-Ray Quality good. Nickel Plate #765 looks great. Program subject is good, however I feel it is aimed more toward the novice railfan rather than the avid railfan. Too much of the train and/or locomotive sitting still, and not enough action. As a life-long steam fan, I want to see a steam locomotive moving and making lots of noise. Wheels and rods twirling and whirling. Whistle blowing. Smoke from the stack. For me, there was not enough of that.

Additional remarks by Choo Choo John:
Narration: A little bit too much.
Would kids enjoy this? Yes.
Image quality: Good.
DVD Value:: Fair.
Recommend to others? Not unless they REALLY were interested in the subject matter.

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  •  5 of 5


The restored 765 is a terrific engine to see anytime but in Blu-Ray along the old PRR on stone and concrete bridges over the Susquehanna River and around Horseshoe Curve makes this a very special and particularly enjoyable production. The composition of the Rockville bridge scenes was just outstanding. The NS F-unit Thoroughbred business train makes an appearance in Harrisburg. A PRR K4 whistle was used in several locations on the 765. I am watching it in segments for the third time and this will be one to be watched annually.

Additional remarks by Bobby Elliott:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? Yes.
Image quality: Excellent!
DVD Value: Excellent Value!
Recommend to others? Definitely.

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(Hendersonville NC) on .

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  •  5 of 5


Let me say right off the top that NKP 765 is a personal favorite among steam locomotives operating today. That said, this producer is new to me, but I must say they have done a fine job. Video is crisp and clear, audio is natural, as it should be. Narration is direct and to the point, pleasant but not overpowering. I did find one small error in the narration, but only the really observant steam enthusiast will notice...there are enough unexpected surprises in the program to keep you watching. If NS has any doubts about its' 21st Century Steam program, this program clearly indicates the public wants and likes it. In all, a well done program worth the $

Additional remarks by TRAINMASTER:
Narration: Could have used more.
Would kids enjoy this? Yes.
Image quality: Excellent!
DVD Value: Excellent Value!
Recommend to others? Definitely.

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