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In 1994 we did our first America By Rail video, which included Strasburg 475 and Ohio Central 1551. This is footage from that trip, but we show you the whole scenes, and much more than what you may have seen in the previous 1994 video. Ex-Norfolk and Western 4-8-0 number 475 operates from East Strasburg to Leaman Place (Paradise) Pennsylvania. We see shots at the station, plus several trackside runby’s. There are also servicing scenes of 475, and running around the train at Leaman Place. There is a nice little grade on the return trip which we cover 2 or 3 times. There is also a little music video of Amish at work and in buggies. This railroad has some of the largest ridership in the country.
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Steam in the 90s Volume 1 DVD
Steamboy (Revere MA US) on 2018-12-25 08:28:07.
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In volume 1 which in my own words I called it ï¿½Eastern Steam in the 90sï¿½, we start with N&W 475 leaving groffs grove, Louisville & Nashville 152 leaving new haven Kentucky, CN 1551 Going backwards, and LS&I 734 in the Maryland mountain side. Then Christopher Kovacs (Trainmaster844) introduces all 4 of the engines staring with 475 at the Strasburg railroad in Lancaster county Pennsylvania to have some preparations ready for the dayï¿½s run on one of the most popular tourist attractions in America. Next 475 couples up to the coaches at the main platform and after that everyone got ready to board the coaches for the run to the electrified mainline at Leaman Place junction in paradise. At the NS & Amtrak interchange, 475 uncouples the coaches and runs around them to couple up to the opposite end of the consist. Everyone onboard cheers at 475ï¿½s crew for a job well done. All too soon all of the passengers mostly children waved and Greg. And all too soon, we are back at the main station. Over the years, The Strasburg railroad has been changed many times over the years such as the run around at paradise, the bridge between the ghost whistle crossing and the electrified interchange, and also new tracks were added for their own freight yard. Not to mention some of the coaches painted yellow. 475 comes to a complete stop, and in the next scene, the engine whistles at carpenters crossing plus it passes by the groffï¿½s grove picnic area at cherry hill. This footage was shot way before the corn maze county fair. On a different trip, 475 makes a stop at the picnic area. and after that, the engine departs. On another different trip, 475 whistles through carpenters crossing. Afterwards, a musical segment with horses, cows, and Amish farmers are included. Interestingly enough, this song was shown on Montana Rails from 2000. This was one of the very first gene Michael productions songs ever made. The name of that song was Inaï¿½s song from the album: memoirs. Our final shot on the Strasburg railroad shows 475 passing by the red caboose motel. This clip as well as the engine leaving the picnic area was shown in N&W steam freights from 2004.
Steam in the 90s Volume 1 DVD
chris collins (fletcher north carolina) on 2019-11-15 18:03:10.
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steam in the 90s vol.1 takes a look at four different steam locomotives operating excursion trains in the 1990s on tourist railroads the video first starts with former norfolk & western class m no.475 on the strasburg railroad in Pennsylvania in the summer of 1994 operating from east strasburg to leamon place junction with a few close ups of the engine there's also a little music video showing the amish life with horse pulling buggies plowing the fields and some cows the next segment than looks at canadian national 1551 on the ohio central railroad also in the summer of the same year as the 475 first the engine is seen pulling a boxcar for a brick factory tender first than seeing the engine on the regular excursion trains running from sugar creek to baltic there is also footage of canadian pacific 1293 running and another footage of the 1551 running train rides in october 2001 (a mouth after the 9/11 attacks) the 1551 last ran in either 2001 or 2002 and is now part of the age of steam roundhouse than the next engine is western maryland scenic 734 on the western maryland scenic railroad operating from cumberland to frostburg in the fall of 1995 with a 6 car train and a caboose with beautiful fall colors showing thier peak the 734 has been a favorite engine in this region and she last operated in 2016 a short time to celebrate her 100th birthday and to under go her fra rebuilt the wmsr is currently restoring former chesapeake & ohio mallet no.1309 which keeps getting stalled with money issues hopefully the 1309 will steam one day and the 734 will return in the future the last segment follows former louisville & nashville pacific 152 on the Kentucky railway museum running from new haven to boston kentucky (there are videos from greg scholl showing the 152 operating on the mainline which took place from 1985 to 1988) there's a ride in one of the passenger cars on the train showing this unique little pacific operating the 152 last ran in 2011 as shes down for a rebuilt and there may be a chance in the near future that she'll steam again so this is a vary settling video showing steam operations on a few tourist railroads in the eastern states (there's a second vol that covers a few operations on a few places in the western states but i was mostly interested in this one more) lots of great scenery and steam action that's sure to please anyone