Gerald M Bests 1927 Steam Odyssey Chicago to New York Camelback Country DVD 4 of 5 (1)
From Chicago to New York's Camelback Country Featuring the New York, Ontario & Western
Noted rail cinematographer Gerald M. Best is well known for his early films of Western railroading. But in 1927, Gerald decided to go home to Port Jervis, New York and on that trip he photographed Eastern railroading as you have never seen it before.
Best starts his trip in Chicago and works east along the New York Central's famed Water Level Route mainline. The real stars of his camera are the Camelback steam locomotives of the New York, Ontario & Western and the Erie. "Mother Hubbards," they called them, and you'll see them working through some beautiful New York State countryside.
See them here: Chicago & North Western; Rock Island; Erie; New York Central; Delaware, Lackawanna & Western; and of course the "Old & Weary" in the featured role. Get set for some very rare footage of some very rare railroading in the year 1927.
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|Runtime:||20 Mins ($1.25/min)|
|Aspect Ratio:||Full Screen|
|Region Code:||0 Worldwide NTSC|
Gerald M Bests 1927 Steam Odyssey Chicago to New York Camelback Country DVD
Steamboy (Revere MA US) on 2020-02-08 13:51:41.
In this 1991 videotape, there are lots of incredible silent black and white films with dubbed audio which includes some onboard footage of passing the debut of the New York central Hudson, and A C&NW Berkshire running light, plus plenty of other locomotives on the Pennsylvania, Erie, and the rock island. These are really good 90-95 year old films of these smoking beasts before the takeover of the diesels.
Additional remarks by Steamboy:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? Maybe.
Image quality: Excellent!
DVD Value: Seemed a little high, but not too bad.
Recommend to others? Yes.
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