The Edaville Collection Two Foot Gauge DVD 5 of 5 (1)
The Edaville Railroad in South Carver, MA was the last bastion of two-foot-gauge railroading in the United States. Comprised of equipment which formerly operated in the State of Maine, the Edaville was originally built to service a cranberry plantation owned by Ellis D. Atwood. The little steam-powered trains soon became a major tourist attraction and one of Amarica's first theme parks. Established in 1941, the six-mile line was a New England fixture until it closed in 1991. The railroad has re-opened and is currently in operation, albeit with a smaller railroad line.
MASSACHUSETTS MAINE ATTRACTION is the only definitive documentary on Edaville ever produced. Through extremely rare archive film footage, you'll learn the history of the Maine two-footers and observe regular-service trains on the Sandy River and Bridgton & Harrison Railroads. Passenger and freight activities, and even winter scenes, are included. The program then describes the evolution of Edaville, from its planning and construction as a cranberry-hauling freight line to a full-fledged theme park. You'll ride the train and view the railroad from both onboard and trackside perspectives, and see coverage of special railfan events, including night activities.
EDAVILLE REVISITED describes the sale and movement of most of the Edaville equipment to the new Maine Narrow Gauge Museum in Portland, and the short-lived 1997 revival of Edaville itself. The program includes beautifully-photographed scenes taken during the legendary Railfan Weekend in October 1991, when 2-4-4T 7 was correctly lettered for the Bridgton & Harrison Railroad for the first time in 50 years! The little engine pulled a special photo freight through spectacular fall colors. Coverage of the final 1991 Holiday Spectacular at Edaville is then shown, followed by the equipment move to Portland and the 1997 Edaville Cranberry Festival, complete with superb helicopter views of the little trains in action. A tour of the Portland museum featuring trackside, onboard, and in-cab views, along with some unusual night video sequences and a colorful fireworks display, completes the program.
120 Minutes * Full Color Video and Color and B/W Archive Film
Produced by Marc S. Balkin
Narrated by Jim Boyd
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|Runtime:||2 Hours, 00 Mins ($0.29/min)|
|Producer:||Mark I Video|
|Aspect Ratio:||Full Screen|
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