CLASSIC STEAM OF THE 20’S THROUGH THE 40’S
The late Frank W. Schlegel spent considerable time collecting films of steam action in the eastern part of the U.S. His collection is now owned by Harold Brandon. Also included is a portion of film from the collection of Vince Ryan and Jack Alexander, two railfan pioneers. Green Frog offers you operating steam as it was in the 20’s through the 40’s.
You’ll see Camelbacks on the Central Railroad of New Jersey, New York Central Steam, steam on the New York Ontario and Western. Reading Railroad, and Delaware and Hudson, plus MORE!
58 Minutes--Black & White--Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
TWILIGHT OF STEAM
Steam from the 60’s and early 70’s. Most of these locomotives are either still active, or available for viewing in various parts of the country. You’ll witness superb color photography of the following steam locomotives:
4-6-2 Canadian Pacific #127
2-10-0 Strasburg #90
0-6-0 Conway Scenic Railroad #47
2-8-0 Morris County Central #385, 2-8-0 #382
0-6-0 #4039 (the latter in winter snow!)
4-8-4 Reading 2100 and 2102 doubleheaded!!!
The Reading 4-8-4 in Delaware and Hudson style
Canadian National 4-8-4 #6218
Canadian Pacific 4-6-4T #47
Steamtown 2-6-0 #89
Many running on mainlines of the east, the 2100 and 2102 doubleheaders are particularly exciting as they fly by at close to 60 miles per hour!
57 Minutes--Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
STEAM ON THE NORTHERN PACIFIC
Follow the Northern Pacific as it displays a tremendous amount of steam in the 40’s. Documents many of the fine locos found operating in regular service.
You’ll see some incredible train wrecks, snow scenes and tons of locomotives such as 2-6-2’s, 2-8-2’s, 4-6-0’s, 4-6-2’s, 4-8-4’s, articulateds, switchers and much more!
MOSTLY COLOR! 63 Minutes--Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
SUWANEE STEAM SPECIAL-THE 1218 IN FLORIDA
The most powerful operating steam locomotive in the world travels to Florida. This part of the country never saw an articulated steamer, until the (NRHS) brought her to Florida. Run by the Norfolk Southern, and sponsored by the NRHS, this incredible trip from the cab, trackside and from the train delivers all that other DVDs have missed!
Awesome pacing shots with a gyroscopic lens, run-bys which will send chills up your spine, and sound that will blow you out of your listening seat! 1218 was retired in 1959 and sat next to Union Carbide in Charleston, West Virginia until 1964. Towed to a variety of museums for static display, she remained silent for 21 years.
In 1985 Robert B. Claytor, then Chairman of Norfolk Southern helped bring her back to life. The loco underwent a two year overhaul, and in the Spring of 1987, railroad man Robert Claytor was at the throttle as the 1218 began her new life in excursion service for the Steam Division of the Norfolk Southern.
55 Minutes-Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
NO. 4501-THREE DECADES OF EXCURSIONS
Number 4501 was the first of 177 Mikados on the Southern Railway when she arrived from Baldwin in 1911. She is now the sole survivor in her class. After working for the SR, the rugged 2-8-2 put more years on the Kentucky & Tennessee Railroad--until she was purchased in 1964 by Chattanooga’s fledgling Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum.
When the Southern Railway’s legendary steam excursion program started two years later, bright green No. 4501 headed up some of its first trains. Early SR steam trains were the ultimate in simplicity with No. 4501 pulling a dozen open window coaches. No. 4501 continues to proudly highball out of Chattanooga.
Vintage action of No. 4501 pulling excursion trains through the heart of the south, as well as from Pittsburgh to Washington to Richmond over two decades ago! We’ll also follow a 1973 excursion of 4501 out of Chicago on the Rock island to southern Illinois. Our video then fast forwards to the present. No. 4501 is back on the track again, thundering over the former Central of Georgia main line.
88 Minutes--Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
THE GOLDEN TWILIGHT OF POSTWAR STEAM PART 1
Gene Miller took 16mm movies of railroad steam action right after World War II.
(75% in COLOR!.) Join with us as we step back over a half century to view and enjoy the memorable rail movies he shot mostly during the era between 1945 and 1950 with, perhaps, some scenes earlier than that of the Pennsylvania Railroad in Metro Chicago, St. Louis, Terre Haute, and the surrounding areas and its neighboring railroads.
An incredible array of steamers from the Pennsy appear in the major first part of this program, such as J-1's. T-1's, K-4's M-1A's, H Class 0-8-0's, H-6's, H-10's. Early diesels also show their stuff, such as F-3's, F-7's, as well as Baldwin Centipedes.
Many other railroad's steam and early diesels are found in Chicago, and the West End including Frisco, Alton & Southern, Terminal R.R. of St. Louis, Grand Trunk, GM&O, C&O, C&WI, DM&IR, Erie, Monon, Belt Ry, Chicago Great Western, C&NW, NYC, Wabash, and L&N.
54 Minutes--Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
THE GOLDEN TWILIGHT OF POSTWAR STEAM PART 2
The nation's railroads were stressed nearly to the limit during World War II and then emerged from the conflict to confront nearly worn-out and aging steam locomotives and a dwindling passenger business. Despite this, it was still a heady period on the high iron.
Gene Miller was in the Heartland during this era shooting 16mm movies of this tough transition initially in and around Evansville, Indiana. Many of our rail action scenes were shot in Evansville where the Chicago and Eastern Illinois Railway made an end-to-end connection with the Louisville and Nashville at the L&N passenger depot alongside the Ohio River.
The C & EI entered Evansville from the northeast, ran down the middle of Division Street, and jogged over one block to end at the depot which had run-through tracks and a stub-end terminal for Louisville & Nashville trains. The L&N headed west, across Pigeon Creek, where its line to St. Louis split off at a wye at North Howell. The L&N’s Howell Yard and bustling engine terminal were alongside the line heading south to Louisville and Nashville.
46 Minutes--Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
THE GOLDEN TWILIGHT OF POSTWAR STEAM PART 3
Gene Miller got around during the 1940s and 1950s...shooting classic and irreplaceable 16mm movies near his home in the St. Louis area and farther to the north, west and east... as steam power was fading from the American rail scene with the arrival of First Generation diesel motive power.
Train action in Metro Chicago and the St. Louis area and then heads west to see the Union Pacific, Santa Fe and Southern Pacific in all their steam glory. He returns to the Baltimore & Ohio in Kentucky before wrapping up on the Pennsylvania Railroad’s legendary Horseshoe Curve.
50 Minutes--Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
Vintage Steam Spectacular--(SPECIAL COLLECTOR’S EDITION)
Total Run Time Almost 8 Hours
Dolby Digital-2.0 Stereo & 5.1 Surroun