Washington Centennial Steam DVD 5 of 5 (3)
Click to enlargeNote: Cover image may differ from actual product
In February of 1989 a very special event took place in the Northwest. The Southern Pacific Daylight 4449 pulled a train with six dome cars from Seattle to Wenatchee over Burlington Northern tracks through the Cascades. The reason for the celebration was the state's Centennial and Winter Games.
Award Value: 124 Points Earn points for free DVDs. Signup free.
Steamboy (MASSACHUSETTS) on 2017-11-24 09:03:44.
People who found this review helpful: 4
Nearly 30 years ago, one of 4449�s well-known trips for 1989 besides the 50th anniversary of LA union station, as well as shooting for Warner Brother�s Come See the Paradise, Was one of the most rarely seen events in Pacific Northwest railroading history. Besides the now 76 year old Northern, The Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad�s now disassembled Porter built Mikado #5 is also shown hauling school kids to the winter games. Fun fact Alert: Only Pentrex & Dave Goodheart productions were there for the steam specials while other well known video producers are busy shooting their own projects and/or editing what they shot back in '88.
BigJim4Life (Morrisville PA US) on 2017-12-02 13:17:48.
People who found this review helpful: 2
We have verified that this reviewer has purchased this item from Train Video Depot because this reviewer is a member of our loyalty program and was signed in when they purchased the item and when they left the review.
I'm in the middle of watching this video now and can already tell you that it is very much worth picking up. Great steam action featuring #4449 and Mt. Rainier Scenic #5, a small-drivered 2-8-2 (even running on the mainline - wow!) pulling trips amongst the amazingly beautiful mountainous terrain of the state of Washington in the winter. This is definitely worth picking up!!!
Joshua Craig Beytien (Iowa) on 2018-03-16 02:26:22.
People who found this review helpful: 1
A winter game event at Washington in 1989 with train rides hauled by one 4-8-4 'Northern' and a 2-8-2 logging 'Mike' was spectacular to watch on DVD. Even I thought of it right before the Roanoke Triple-Header later that year in summertime. Kudos.