Southern Steam Variety DVD5 of 5 (2)
Finding 4 locomotives of one railroad like the Southern, that are still operating today is quite unique. We begin with the oldest engine, with 1890 2-8-0 number 154 in the Knoxville area. The first thing we see is a photo charter on a freight train which ran a bit further than the regular excursion ran. This charter ran in 2011. Then we see footage of regular excursions with their holiday trains, in November 2014, where they ran 3 trips in one day. This is the Three Rivers Rambler excursion train.
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Southern Steam Variety DVD
Steamboy (Revere MA US) on 2019-08-22 12:25:43.
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In this new program, it starts with a montage of clips, followed by a look at the oldest operating 2-8-0 number 154 as it is operating on a 3 car freight special (2 boxcars and 1 gondola) with a little red caboose in the Knoxville area. The date for the special was on April 9, 2011, as this trip was recorded by Ronald Burkhard. The first runbys of the day are at the Holston River Bridge. The weather wasn�t co-operating, but at least it�ll still be reminiscent of the final days of steam on the regular southern railroad. The sun is coming out of the clouds as 154 is making more runbys at the entrance to the McWherther Riverside landing park in downtown Knoxville. A pedestrian/bike path runs along the tracks, with a fence between them. East of the holston River Bridge, the final runbys of the 2011 special is along Asbury road. Afterwards, we fast forward the clocks to November 10, as Engine 203 is on a charter train that was used for the three rivers rambler. Between the caboose and the 3 coaches is an open air gondola. Next, 154 is following behind 203 as it is hauling the Norfolk & Western/NS Coaches. Behind the coaches and 154 is diesel number 2250 which will be used to tow the train back to Knoxville due to no runaround tracks at both ends. Once again, 154 is crossing the holston River Bridge in the late afternoon sun. This was the final scene for the 2011 coverage of 154. As we fast forward to 3 years later the same month but 19 days later in 2014, as 154 is on the regular three rivers rambler that was shot by Brady Sanker. Prior to departing Knoxville, some close up looks of 154�s parts are shown. Afterwards the 1890 consolidation departs Knoxville. Throughout the 2014 segment, 154 is wearing a Deep toned steamboat whistle. The first scene shows 154 squeezing between the gates and Publix food and pharmacy. The second departure is from the bicycle path with CSX hopper cars seen in the background. The locomotive with one of the diesels on the rear of the train is through city limits as it is passing the Tennessee River. The multi arch bridge is for automobiles. The steel bridge is Norfolk Southern property. Going under various bridges, 154 is still whistling as goes through an unprotected crossing. During the panning shot you can barely see Brady through the reflection of both the cab and the tender. Next, 154 is whistling by the McWherther riverside landing park entrance. Afterwards there are 3 scenes east of Knoxville which is near the top of the grade. One is being viewed from the bridge, the second features 154 on an S curve, and the third/final scene of the 154 coverage is at the bend which is near the dead end tracks.
Southern Steam Variety DVD
chris collins (fletcher north carolina) on 2019-11-13 23:49:28.
People who found this review helpful: 5
southern steam variety is a vary unique video sharing footage of all 4 operating steam locomotives of the former southern railway the video first starts of with southern consolidation 154 in knoxville tennessee first with the engine on a fright train during a photo charter in 2011 than another run with another charter with some of norfolk southern's passenger cars than the regular train rides named the three rivers rambler next is a vist to the tennessee valley railroad museum in chattanooga tennessee in 2011 with southern consolidation 630 operating the museums train rides (this was also the year when the 630 returned to steam) there is footage of the 630 runing solo on a fright train during a two day photo charter on march of 2018 (which also had southern mikado 4501 included) than the next segment looks at southern consolidation 401 on the monticello illinois railroad museum with the 401 on the museum's train ride there's a cab ride on the 401 with the crew and trackside runbys to show how the ride is the last segment on the 401 is a photo run in 2018 with the 401 on a fright train with vintage cars making a look from the past the last engine for the video is southern mikado 4501 which tvrm had been restoring the famed mikado in 2011 to returning her to steam in 2014 which made this the restoration for the 4501 her most extensive restoration with some modifications the segment follows the 4501 on a pacing segment to summerville georgia (which the descreption says it's a different day from the 4501 to summerville video) than there's scenes of the 4501 on the photo fright train solo than there's some scenes of both the 630 and the 4501 doubleheading on the photo fright (the photo fright is also part of the new video southern doubleheaders) there is also a scene of the 4501 on a 10 car train returning to tvrm before the return there's a photo run at rock springs and a nice sunset shot to finish this video this video is a video for anyone that is a fan of the southern as these locomotives put on a display on operation of sights and sounds