TOP FROG SERIES VOLUME 3-BEST OF PASSENGER TRAINS
In this gorgeous video of 50's and 60's passenger trains of the west, you'll relive the great passenger trains of the Santa Fe, Union Pacific, CB&Q and Rio Grande. All of these scenes were specially chosen for their great photography, action and glorious color from over 25 hours of material from many Emery Gulash productions Green Frog has released.
Narrated by Hollywood and TV actor Dan Chandler, this is a program you won't want to miss!
Approx: 58 Minutes--Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
PASSENGER TRAINS OF THE 60's VOLUME 1
Visit New England first. B&M RDC, New England States, New Haven #398 & #75. The Colonial, Patriot, Puritan, Gilt Edge, Senator, Yankee Clipper, Bay State, NH #554, Merchants Limited, and the Sundown. In “Last Day at Memphis” KSC Florida Special, L&N #98, Memphis Union Station Switching, L&N #101, Southern #35. All Color!
PASSENGER TRAINS OF THE 60's VOLUME 2
Covers L&N #63, Pan American /Gulf Wind, Crescent, Hummingbird, Southerner, Pelican, City of N.O. Panama Limited, Southern Belle, Sunset. Trains of Atlanta. Here you’ll view trains on the Georgia Railroad...Man O’war, Nancy Hanks, GA. R.R. #1, #108, Athens Branch mixed, Washington Branch mixed, Macon Branch mixed... L&N...#17, Dixie Flyer, Georgian, Southern, Royal Palm, Southerner, Peach Queen, Crescent. SCL..#5, #6, Silver Comet. All Color!
PASSENGER TRAINS OF THE 60's VOLUME 3
Action in and around Birmingham, See the Vulcan, City of Miami, Southwind, Southern #11, Hummingbird, Sunnyland, Pelican, Pan American, Seminole, Silver Comet, Southerner, KCF Special, L&N #1, Sunset, Southwind, Southland, Seaboard #8, Pelican, Sugar Bowl Special.
Total Time Approx: 2 Hours 13 Minutes--Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
THE CALIFORNIA ZEPHYR-THE ULTIMATE FAN TRIP
From the camera of Emery Gulash comes the most awesome experience: a trip on the California Zephyr! Filmed in 1965, when the CZ was at it's ultimate, Emery's camera takes you from dome to track-side, from the cab through the 'Big-10' curves and tunnels West of Denver, From Chicago to San Francisco.
Never has there been such on and off train coverage of probably America's most well known and favored train... The California Zephyr. Thrill to the incredible diversity of scenery, the first class service, F-7's all the way to the West coast, incredible cab scenes from Denver-West through tunnels and the Big 10 curves, and thrilling run-bys as only Emery Gulash can provide.
Live the luxury of the past, through mountains, across the plains, meets with the other CZ's as well as freight and passenger trains...and a surprise meet with Burlington steam loco 5632 as she passes the CZ on a for rail-fans only run by!
Approx: 72 Minutes--Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
Green Frog brings you action galore, from the photography of Roger M. Koenig, of railroading in the 1960’s around Chicago’s south side. The railroads featured are: Wabash, Rock Island, Illinois Central, Santa Fe, Grand Trunk, B&O, Chicago & Northwestern, Pennsy and C&O.
Great passenger train sequences on most roads! Steam excursions: (Run-bys and on-board) Grand Trunk Western #6218 in winter scenes. Grand Trunk Western #5629 and #6322. Also included are some beautiful steam sequences on the Chicago & Northwestern.
Locos #590, 638, 656, 583, 505, 615, and 598 are featured, as well as #629 (streamlined for Dakota & North Woods “400’s”). Steam ended on the C&NW just one month after these shots were taken! 98% color, from original 8mm film, professionally transferred on state of the art liquid gate system.
Approx: 78 Minutes--Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
ST. LOUIS SOJOURN
Visit the St. Louis Union Station, and other locations in and around St. Louis, for a weekend of train chasing. To compliment the occasion, rail transport from Detroit to St. Louis was via Norfolk and Western's night train, the 'St. Louis Limited'.
Convenient night travel allowed for two enjoyable days of rail-fan delights in the Gateway City. At this date turmoil was entering the passenger train services with the advent of the loss of U.S. Postal contracts and the potential of a reorganized quasi-national passenger train service. Regardless of the future, it was still a good time to sense the pulse of passenger traffic and the St. Louis Sojourn was the 'call' in the spring of 1968.
Approx: 60 Minutes--Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
THE EMPIRE BUILDER-DISCOVERING THE GREAT NORTHWEST
Produced by Emmy-award winning producer and feature reporter John Yeager for ABC affiliate KXLY-TV of Spokane, Washington, this documentary chronicles the life and times of people who work on the train and those whose lives it touches.
You will see grand views of Amtrak's Empire Builder as it winds it's way from Chicago to Seattle. Spectacular aerial views, in the cab and on the train shots, as well as beautiful runbys make this a MUST DVD! What makes The Empire Builder: Discovering the Great Northwest different from other rail documentaries' It tells a story of America and how it found its way...across prairies and through the mountains.
Breathtaking scenery, a behind the scenes look at Amtrak's passenger service, the Great Northern's original Empire Builder, classic footage of electric action as well as a look at the Great Northern Railway Historical Society's 1991 Convention are just some of the featured stories.
BONUS Material- (Extra Footage) Empire Builder 2-Special Edition Rail-fan View... Off Train, from the air, from the cab, no interviews, just great railroad action.
Approx: 88 Minutes--Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
Total Time Includes Bonus Material
AMTRAK’S CALIFORNIA ZEPHYR-DISCOVERING THE GREAT AMERICAN WEST
Our video adventure starts in Chicago and winds through America’s heartland on its journey westward. A great deal of this documentary was shot by Jim Bolser exclusively for Green Frog. Jim’s photography gives you extraordinary scenes of head end cab action through the canyons of Western Colorado, and exciting aerial photography over the peaks of the high Sierras.
Additional outstanding photography was also supplied by Steve Neff. During your 2400 mile trip on the Zephyr you’ll visit with some fascinating people including a Rocky Mountain medicine man, a rodeo star they call the “One-Armed Bandit”, and a Nevada Cowboy Poet, just to name a few.
On your trip you’ll also meet Amtrak's most interesting and colorful crews and find out why a Colorado engineer says he has the best job in the world. Your tour makes a special stop at Utah’s historic Golden Spike Monument and inside the treasured California State Railroad Museum in Sacramento.
BONUS VIDEO: Rail-fan version of Amtrak’s California Zephyr...many views not seen in Vol. 1... No Narration, just brief text on screen. A great travel and relaxation video as well!
Total time Approx: 1 Hour 33 Minutes--Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
Detroit Passenger Trains 60’s and 70’s
(16mm Color Film From The Camera of Emery Gulash)
Also Available on Blu-Ray
Detroit has a long history as a vibrant railroad city. Nearly a half-century ago, when Emery Gulash shot these action scenes of passenger trains in and around Motor City, more than a half dozen major railroads served the area, most with their own distinctive passenger service, often with cars from different railroads in the same colorful train.
Today all of them are fallen flags, absorbed or merged into larger companies during the non-stop mergers of the 1960s and 1970s. Go back with us to that era for a real blast from railroading’s past. It was the Last Hurrah before the homogenization of passenger service nationwide by Amtrak.
This program includes footage of the following: B&O, C&O, Canadian National, Pere Marquette, N&W, Penn Central, Wabash, GT, NYC, Canadian Pacific, Budd Rail Diesel.
This 16mm Film has been Transferred on a State of the Art Frame by Frame Transfer Machine into 1080 High Definition Video for the Ultimate Color, brightness and Detail.
This DVD has been Down-Converted from our High Definition Master.
Approx; 48 Minutes
Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound
(SPECIAL COLLECTOR’S EDITION)
Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo & 5.1 Surround