3-Disc Collectors Set...
3 Complete Programs - Classic Southern Steam
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 S.R., the rugged 2-8-2 put more years on the Kentucky & Tennessee Railroad--until she was purchased in early 1964 by Chattanooga's fledgling Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum.
When the Southern Railway's legendary steam excursion program notched out its throttle two years later, bright green No. 4501 headed up some of its first trains.
Early S.R. steam trains were the ultimate in simplicity--with No. 4501 pulling a dozen open window coaches. No. 4501 has outlasted most of the other locomotives used in the Southern's, and later, Norfolk Southern's 28 year steam excursion program. While her peers are now cold and back in museums, No. 4501 continues to proudly highball out of Chattanooga.
Join us for 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.
Total Time Approx. 88 minutes
Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
70's & 80's Steam Celebration
Climb aboard for a steam-action return to the 1970's and early 1980's when steam excursion trains thundered and whistled over the Southern Railway.
Through the Super-8 color and magnetic sound-on-film photography of Terry Foshee, Green Frog follows the first generation steam program under president W. Graham Claytor, when numbers 4501, 610, 2839, and 765 offered a great nostalgic and exciting period for riders and bystanders alike.
Then, as the second generation of the steam program dawned under Graham Claytor's brother, Robert Claytor, President of the new Norfolk Southern, we'll follow this exciting period with number 611. Relive the sights and sounds of that grand era!
The Southern did not have the only steam program in the United States, and we bring you a few scenes of Union Pacific 4-8-4 number 844, during the years it was numbered 8444.
Approx. Run Time 72 Minutes
Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound
70's & 80's Tennessee Steam Excursions
A nostalgic look back during the zenith of the Southern Railway steam program in the late 1970's and early 80's in and around Chattanooga Tennessee.
Texas & Pacific No. 610, Chesapeake & Ohio No. 2716 and Southern Railway No. 4501 make their way in and out of Chattanooga from points north and south.
Also included is a short segment on the Cuyahoga Valley Line from Cleveland to Akron Ohio, featuring Grand Trunk Western No. 4070.
#610, #2716, #4501, #4070, #630, #611, & early Diesel action
Time Approx: 82 Minutes
Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
(SPECIAL COLLECTOR’S Set)
3 DVD Set--Approx: 4 Hours