4501 To Summerville DVD5 of 5 (2)
Back in the beginnings of the Southern Steam Program, the Southern dolled up 4501 with a green paint job to replicate the appearance of the Southern 4-6-2's. However when it received rebuilding work in the future, the folks at the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum (TVRM), painted it back into its freight black, with the big number on the tender. So, it looks great now, and we take you for a weekend chasing the engine, during October of 2017.
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4501 To Summerville DVD
Steamboy (Revere MA US) on 2019-10-06 16:37:58.
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In this installment of Greg�s 4501 revival collection, the program starts on a very foggy morning of Saturday October 21, 2017, as GP7 number 710 is idling at the junction where 4501 is backing to the all day consist. Christopher Kovacs (trainmaster844) tells about the history of the 1911 mikado. While 4501 is making preparations for the trip to Summerville, a southbound NS freight is approaching at their Chattanooga yard. Next a custom made map of 4501�s route is shown. Moments after leaving the museum depot, 4501 crosses over the bridge at tunnel boulevard. Most of the coaches on 4501�s trip for the October 2017 weekend were mostly from the southern & Other road names, while one coach was originally owned by the Grand trunk Western. With the fog vanished, 4501 whistles through Holtzclaw Avenue. Listen to one of the best bells and whistles on a steam locomotive. Note the red flag on the rear of coach 1000. Afterwards, 4501 whistles and crosses Holtzclaw Avenue which is a bit further down the road. In the going away shot, 4501 is having a wheelslip. After crossing the state line, 4501 is battling through missionary ridge grade, along foster Avenue which is south of Rossville. Listen carefully for the wheelslip as 4501 chugs along the line and also hear a dog bark offscreen. Approaching the camera crew, the engine whistles for allgood street. Next 4501 is negotiating a Bend at the grade. Again listen carefully for the wheelslip. Moments later, 4501 whistles by the chickamauga baseball field. One of the most photographed locations on the Chattanooga to Summerville line is at the old house in rock spring. Here 4501 makes an S curve as it whistles by the historic structure. Near noble Georgia, the camera combination of both Greg and Brady was used as 4501 passes by. Several people have also joined the chase to see 4501 on the southbound trip. Next, 4501 is south of noble. At Lafayette Georgia, another 2 camera combination is used. One scene for passing the historic station with the semaphore signals, the other for the Mars movie theater. Afterwards, 4501 is climbing up the grade at Martindale. Next the engine is whistling at Trion. Note the bug or a lonely leaf is almost blocking the lens as 4501 crosses the bridge over the chattooga River. At the 25 minute mark of the program, 4501 arrives at Summerville. Here the locomotive gets uncoupled from the coaches, and would take a spin at the turntable. During the panning sequence of the arrival, 4501�s bell is swinging at 360 degrees. With all the passengers off the train, they�re experiencing a first hand look at 4501 on the fully motorized turntable. Again note the swinging 360 degree bell movement. The turntable was built in 1916 and was donated from Birmingham in November of 1999. During 4501�s spin, the local news crew is filming the 1911 mikado on the turntable. Finally facing the opposite direction, 4501 couples to the opposite end of the train for the northbound trip home to Chattanooga. Prior to that, some service is included. On the return trip, some kids are fishing at the chattooga River in Trion as 4501 whistles through as always. Next it performs an almost perfect reflection shot as it crosses the bridge. Afterwards 4501 is on the north side of Trion. During the approaching shot, the wind is blasting through the mike for a couple of seconds. Back at martindale, 4501 negotiates an S curve. Next 4501 whistles south of Lafayette, then it whistles north of the small town itself. Moments later, 4501 whistles through noble. At the northwestern technical college near rock spring, 4501 is preparing to stop for a photo runby. Once everyone is out of the train, 4501 backs up and makes a quick shot for the passengers. During the runby look carefully for the swinging 360 degree bell. With everyone back onboard, 4501 passes by oakwood church which is north of chickamauga. The sun is beginning to set as 4501 whistles by the peerless woolen mill in Rossville. Back at the Tennessee Valley railroad museum, the Halloween train is leaving the missionary ridge tunnel and arrives at the east Chattanooga shops. Power for this train is GP9 number 80 nicknamed the John A. Chamber. With the diesel cleared, 4501 highballs up the hill and its back on the museum track concluding the Saturday trip. The pacing sequence for the Saturday trip was shown in southern steam variety, but the Sunday trip was featured in this program. As 4501 is getting ready to climb, note the sounds of the dog offscreen, as well as the leaves falling from the trees in the going away shot.
4501 To Summerville DVD
chris collins (fletcher north carolina) on 2019-11-13 23:22:57.
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4501 to summerville follows former southern mikado 4501 operating on excursion trips on mainline of the tennessee valley railroad museum mainline in the fall of 2017 with a 9 car train there is some nice scenery and locations while making the trip running from the grand junction station at tvrm to summerville travling through towns such as LaFayette, Rock Spring, and Trion as well as the Chickamauga Civil War Battlefield area and a pacing sequence with the 4501 before reaching summerville running on the former central of georgia mainline and there's a shot of the 4501 being turned on the turntable for the return trip to tvrm there's a shot climbing a connection of a steep grade before returning to tvrm (there's also a night shot of the same location with the sun about to set) in addition there is also footage of southern consolidation 154 on the three rivers rambler in knoxville overall this video is a nice presentation showcasing the famed mikado traveling through beautiful scenery and locations on tvrm's regular train rides