Last Streamliners Through the Rockies on DVD by Greg Scholl4 of 5 (1)
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The concept for this program began with two 16mm color films shot by Everett Rohrer. The idea of Last Streamliners is because one film is the last run of the "Royal Gorge" passenger train, which Everett rode and film for posterity. First we see another film shot by Everett Rohrer of a 1970 Winter ride on the California Zephyr with Rio Grande F-units, traversing the Colorado Rockies with snow on the ground in the higher elevations. This is all shot from a dome car, with nice views of the train ahead, the many tunnels, the scenery, and even a meet with the eastbound Zephyr. The next segment is a 1981 chase by Greg Scholl that shows the Rio Grande Zephyr led by F-unit 5771 as we follow it trackside from west of Moffat Tunnel to Glenwood Canyon. This is sound movie coverage, and historic since the train was discontinued in 1983, but 5771 was saved and is at the Colorado Railroad museum today.
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Last Streamliners Through the Rockies on DVD by Greg Scholl
Steamboy (Revere MA US) on 2016-07-26 19:46:44.
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There are 50/50 Segments from Silent to Sound and Still keeping on with the Zig-Zagging mode. The July 1967 & January 1970 footage from Everett Roher, & Some 1950's clips From Donald Olsen are included with Music, While Greg's July 1981 & June 1994 footage have natural sounds. This was the first time that Greg would release one of his own sound films from his private collection just 3 years before he got started in the video business.