Steaming to Los Angeles DVD5 of 5 (1)
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Southern Pacific 'Daylight' 4-8-4 4449 and Union Pacific 4-8-4 8444 travelled to Los Angeles, California in May, 1989 to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the famed Union Passenger Terminal. Mark 1 camera crews were on hand to document the epic journeys of these two great locomotives as they conquered mountain and desert to make a triumphant side-by-side entrance into the classic terminal.
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Steaming to Los Angeles DVD
Steamboy (Revere MA US) on 2020-11-10 20:37:27.
In the mark 1 video version of the 50th anniversary of LA Union station, 4449 & 844 during its final days as 8444 are heading to the big celebration which includes some sound films by Mike Eagleson as well as some amazing helicopter angles on cajon pass. One of the highlights on this 2 hour tape is when the host of this program (the late Railfan magazine editor Jim Boyd) interviews 2 iconic steam locomotive drivers behind the throttle of each 4-8-4: Doyle McCormick for 4449 & Steve Lee for 844/4. Aside from the mark 1 footages, there are also several noteworthy producers there as well: Pentrex, Dave Goodheart, video rails, Greg Scholl, Berkshire productions, & a handful of others. Not long after the northbound race on Cajon pass with the 2 northerns, this iconic Southern California hot spot would soon be quickly transformed into one of the biggest train wrecks in all of the 80s: May 12, 1989 near San Bernardino.