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Big Boy - Back in Steam DVD

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Big Boy - Back in Steam DVD Kalmbach Publishing 15209 644651600020
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Big Boy - Back in Steam DVD covers the 1941-1959 history, 2014-2019 restoration, and May 2019 inaugural runs of Union Pacific Big Boy 4-8-8-4 No. 4014 on its original operating territory between Cheyenne, Wyo., and Ogden, Utah, across famous Sherman Hill and Wasatch Grade. One of the world’s largest and most powerful steam locomotives (1.2 million pounds, 7,000 horsepower), No. 4014 will be the first Big Boy to run in 60 years! Trains has covered all aspects of this steam locomotive legend, and we’ll have four teams on the ground to cover its inaugural runs.

You’ll see and learn about:

• Big Boy history
• The seven surviving Big Boys
• How UP rebuilt No. 4014
• Its historic trip to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the transcontinental railroad and doubleheader with 4-8-4 No. 844

It’s all in Big Boy - Back in Steam, only from Trains!

Approximate running time: 1 hour 50 minutes

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DVD Item#:15209
Runtime:1 Hour, 50 Mins ($0.20/min)
Producer:Kalmbach Publishing
Aspect Ratio:Wide Screen
DVD UPC:644651600020
Shrink Wrapped?:Yes
Disc Type:DVD
Region Code:0 Worldwide NTSC

Big Boy - Back in Steam DVD
Rrvideojunkie (USA) on 2019-08-03 06:25:16.

People who found this review helpful: 16

  •  5 of 5


There are now many Big Boy dvds out on the market. This is the 2nd one I have purchased. This program is a thorough program in the history off the Big Boys as well as the construction process of this one. There are many many runbys featured as well as the Ogden ceremony in detail. Trains had the best front row seat for this event as they put a lot into this production. You can go out and buy other Big Boy programs that are available but I think those programs will be largely redundant to this one albeit with some small differences. Trains did a great job and the picture quality is very clear. If you want to get more Big Boy dvds, I would wait until there are programs covering other territory other than what was covered in May.

Additional remarks by Rrvideojunkie:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? Definitely!
Image quality: Excellent!
DVD Value: Excellent Value!
Recommend to others? A "Must Have"!

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Big Boy - Back in Steam DVD
dmacleo (Etna ME US) on 2019-08-07 09:41:15.

People who found this review helpful: 14

  •  3 of 5


I did not buy this here but thru publisher. there was some good interviews however the video quality itself was subpar compared to other producer videos. frame shudders, etc.
HOWEVER it is a good value still

Additional remarks by dmacleo:
Narration: Could have used more.
Would kids enjoy this? Maybe.
Image quality: A little rough around the edges.
DVD Value:: Fair.
Recommend to others? Yes.

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Big Boy - Back in Steam DVD
Bill Rodgers (TX) on 2019-08-11 11:15:24.

People who found this review helpful: 12

  •  5 of 5


And excellent video. Complete story of it's retirement and resurrection. Beautiful footage of trip to Utah and excellent narration. It's almost as good as being there. It almost gives you goosebumps when the giant is awakened. You leave with a feeling of the magnitude of this accomplishment and the pain the workers must have been through to accomplish it. Congratulations on a job that was said it couldn't and wouldn't be done. Thank you Union Pacific. You make all railroaders proud.

Additional remarks by Bill Rodgers:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? Yes.
Image quality: Excellent!
DVD Value: Excellent Value!
Recommend to others? A "Must Have"!

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Big Boy - Back in Steam DVD
Ron Harber III (Strafford MO US) on 2020-09-14 14:16:31.

People who found this review helpful: 1

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  •  5 of 5


2019 was a thankful year. I got to visit Utah and watch Big Boy 4014 & 844 in person. Trains Magazine crew and Jim Wrinn did an excellent job on capturing the historic moment. Love the history of the Big Boys along with many people who worked on the railroad and Jim Ehrenberger was a railroad employee in the 1950s and talked about the history of the big locomotives. This video even shows the restoration of 4014 at the Cheyenne Steam Shops and senior manager Ed Dickens talks about the information of Big Boy 4014 during the restoration and they were even cab footages. In May 2019, 4014 and Living Legend 844 pulled a excursion run from Cheyenne, Wyoming to Ogden, Utah for the 150 celebration of the first Transcontinental Railroad which was completed at Promontory Summit on May 10, 1869. Throughout the whole journey, Big Boy 4014 was in the lead. This video does not have the May 10, but you can see it in another video from Trains Magazine (Best of 2019). Big Boys were the important story of American history and 4014 return to steam was the biggest story of the 21st century. I bought this video along with Big Boy on tour part 2. The king has returned to steam and hopefully Ed Dickens will have Big Boy 4014 and Living Legend 844 in operation for generations to come.

Additional remarks by Ron Harber III:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? Definitely!
Image quality: Excellent!
DVD Value: Excellent Value!
Recommend to others? A "Must Have"!

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