Steam in the West - Greg Scholl Video Productions5 of 5 (1)
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This is another variety tape which includes mainline and tourist line action. First we witness Union Pacific Steam with 4-8-4 Number 844 and 4-6-6-4 number 3985 as they depart Cheyenne on the first two segments of their journey to Sacramento in 1991. We see the doubleheader for two days running between Cheyenne and Salt Lake City. Then we watch 2 days of 3985 running solo as it makes a pair of roundtrips from Salt Lake City to McCammon, Idaho. This is the largest operating locomotive in the world and the Union Pacific never disappoints you with the great action. Our next segment is the Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad with 2-8-2 #5 operating in this scenic area. You will see mostly lineside views of the train, but there is also a nice little cab ride segment. Next we travel to Colorado to see a variety of engines on the Durango and Silverton railroad. You will see 2-8-2;s number 476 and 481 on passenger runs, and 497 on a work train. Completing our Steam In the West is the Cumbres and Toltec Scenic railroad in 1991, with the first passenger train of the year, after the Rotary snowplow had cleared the line. There is an interesting twist to this run on a lovely cold morning. Standard gauge, and narrow gauge in the Rockies. A great combination of steam action.
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Steam in the West - Greg Scholl Video Productions
Steamboy (Revere MA US) on 2020-08-01 03:45:18.
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While the majority of this program was recorded in April & may of 1991, the Mt. rainier scenic segment with porter built 2-8-2 number 5 was shot in October of 1990 during a side trip from both the Southern pacific 4449 & the inaugural run of Spokane Portland & Seattle 700 Washington central steam fest weekends. Not only was Greg there to capture the doubleheader of 844 & 3985 to Salt Lake City from Cheyenne, as well as the once largest operating Steam engine�s journey to McCammon Idaho, but also pentrex, & green frog productions for the entire Union Pacific trips which is less than a year after 3985 was converted to oil. During a trip to the Durango & silverton, this visit would mark the last time that 497 Have ever ran on D&S rails which would later be swapped with a silent 482 that did return to operate in 1992. The Sunday May 5 special on the C&TS with 488 are shown during production of steam rotary as some scenes with 487 & rotary OY are also included. Besides Greg himself, pentrex, railway productions, & Gandy dancer productions were also there for the return of the snowplow on rio grande narrow gauge tracks.