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Virginia Centrals Mountain Climbing Pacifics DVD Train Video

Virginia Centrals Mountain Climbing Pacifics DVD Train Video Main Line Motion Pictures MLVAC
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Watch the Virginia Central double-head steam over two mountain ridges. This DVD shows one and then two together 4-6-2 locomotives pulling hard and making beautiful music as they work.

Featured are two ex-Canadian Pacific Pacific type locomotives, # 1286 and # 1238 working the old C&O Mountain Sub, from Charlottesville to Clifton Forge.

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  •  3 of 5 (2)




  

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DVD Item#:MLVAC
Runtime:1 Hour, 13 Mins
Producer:Main Line Motion Pictures
Aspect Ratio:Full Screen
Shrink Wrapped?:Yes
Disc Type:DVD
Region Code:0 Worldwide NTSC

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  • Some of the videos from this producer may have been acquired from home movie or video equipment. Please understand that these DVDs may not look crystal clear on modern equipment. These DVDs are offered because of their historical significance.

(Morrisville PA US) on .

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  •  3 of 5


I'd also give this three stars out of five. The subject matter is outstanding - the two Pacific-type locomotives running between Clifton Forge and Charlottesville, VA on CSX rails is an amazing sight. There is some of very good pacing action at different parts of the film - which covers a few trips - both doubleheaded and solo, up the grades with some great whistle action and stack talk.

Now for the less-than-good. There definitely appears to be multiple cameramen - at least two. One uses a tripod - when shots are zoomed in, the camera doesn't really shake, pans well, and stays good and on subject. The other one does not use a tripod. When zoomed in on a subject, there is a rather pronounced shake to the camera, which is unfortunate. When zoomed out, it's not too bad, I've seen worse. Then the zooming in again to follow the train as it leaves, and the shaking resumes.

It's a little rough around the edges in some scenes, but overall, it's a film I'll watch repeated times for the great steam action presented here.


Additional remarks by BigJim4Life:
Narration: There was no narration.
Would kids enjoy this? Maybe.
Image quality: A little rough around the edges.
DVD Value: Good Value
Recommend to others? Yes.

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(Revere MA US) on .

  •  3 of 5


Well since these trips are 100% historic, the matched pair of identical twin engines are on display back at their real home in canada. Despite this, they operated from the 1970's to 1993. Once on the Chessie system territory for special occasions, followed by the First (Early) Years of The Western Maryland Scenic Railroad, and finally in Virginia before being put out if service due to CSX's Rules.

Additional remarks by Steamboy:
Narration: There was no narration.
Would kids enjoy this? Yes.
Image quality: A little rough around the edges.
DVD Value: Good Value
Recommend to others? Yes.

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