Linking 13 Great States with the Nation - that was the slogan of the B&O Railroad. Step back to the 1950s and '60s to see what made the Baltimore & Ohio one of the all-time great railroads!
The action takes place in Ohio and Pennsylvania, starting in 1954 when steam was king. Articulated locomotives, Mikes, Big Sixes, and many other types of steam power roll past the camera. You'll catch the action at the Lorain ore dock where steam trains unload ships laden with iron ore and will also spend time watching the steam switchers at Rossford Yard in Toledo. Then you'll get a look at E- and F-units and Geeps in the classic B&O paint scheme.
The famous Cincinnatian, which ran from Detroit to Toledo on NYC track and to Cincinnati on the B&O line, is extensively covered. You'll see it under steam and on many runbys headed by diesels. Other passenger trains appear, including the Shenandoah and Nickel Plate's Westerner. B&O blue and gray, lightning stripe New York Centrals, C&O yellow and blue, Bessemer orange, and other colorful fallen flags fill the screen with excitement.
Volume 1 of B&O Odyssey, which covers the years 1954 to 1964, is the first in a multi-volume series based on the works of noted railroad photographer Emery Gulash. Collect the whole series!
DVD Special Features:
Two stereo soundtracks, one with the natural train sounds, the other with narration added. The viewer can switch the narration on or off at any time.
Chapter Menu provides instant access to program segments.
60 Minutes In Color with Appropriate Sound and Narration Full-screen (4x3) Format No region code; can be played in any NTSC DVD player worldwide Packaged in Sturdy Vinyl Clamshell Case UPC: 7-48268-00366-0 ISBN: 1-56342-083-X
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B & O Odyssey Vol 1 DVD
LX15840 (Greenwood, IN) on 2011-09-22 06:48:08.
People who found this review helpful: 2
5 of 5
One of the best "Odyssey" videos I have ever seen. The picture quality was excellent considering the ages of some of the videos taken. I also thought the editing was very good in that there were no "dead" spots in the video.
Additional remarks by LX15840: Narration:Just enough. Would kids enjoy this?Maybe. Image quality:Good. DVD Value:Excellent Value! Recommend to others?Yes.
B&O Odyssey Vol. #1 covers a 10 year period of time (1954 to 1964) with steam and diesels, passengers and freights. This is a good presentation of a time frame that many of us either were very young, or not born yet. So the historical value is very important here. The model railroaders will love many of the scenes as life from days gone by is relived.
Overall, a good video for the fans interested in the B&O, and in the early diesels that worked the US Northeast region.
Additional remarks by rrvideoman: Narration:Just enough. Would kids enjoy this?I doubt it. Image quality:Good. DVD Value:Good Value Recommend to others?Definitely.
Made in 2000, this was the second Pentrex DVD ever released (the first being steam across the Pacific Northwest with SP 4449 in black paint). The show starts with steam action in 1954 and 1955 only, but there is plenty of early diesel action during 1958, 1962, 1963, And 1964.
Additional remarks by Steamboy: Narration:Just enough. Narration CAN be turned off in special features. Would kids enjoy this?Yes. Image quality:A little rough around the edges. DVD Value::Fair. Recommend to others?Yes.