Join Green Frog Productions for another exciting look at the modern day Norfolk Southern Railway, in “Tour of the Thoroughbred Volume 8" (The New Castle District).
Professional videographers Steve Neff and Chris Wehman team up to bring you this fascinating look at Norfolk Southern’s New Castle District between Hamilton , Ohio and Ft. Wayne , IN. You’ll see fast paced main line action, featuring numerous freights, double stacks, Triple Crown road-railers, and even some CSX action.
Locations include: Hamilton, Butler St., Richmond, New Castle, Muncie, Bluffton, and Hugo Junction in Ft. Wayne.
If you’ve enjoyed the Tour of the Thoroughbred series so far, Volume 8, the New Castle District is for you!
The New Castle District officially opened for business in October of 1978.
In 1979 merger talks had started between the N&W and Southern. The Southern desperately needed a direct route to Chicago to connect the Southeast to the Midwest.
During 1981 the northern portion of the New Castle District from Muncie to Ft. Wayne Indiana was brought up to mainline standards. Trains then could be routed from Cincinnati to Ft. Wayne then onto the Nickel Plate Line from Ft. Wayne to Chicago and from Ft. Wayne to Decatur Illinois and Kansas City on the former Wabash.
In 1982 the 60mph 178 mile railroad was complete between Cincinnati and Ft. Wayne....a far cry from the decaying branches of the previous six years. Now Norfolk Southern had a direct route between Atlanta and Chicago.
In 1986 trains could now be routed from Atlanta to the Motor City Detroit through Ft. Wayne.
Two Disc Set--Approx: 126 Minutes
Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Narration On / Off Motion Menu's Chapter Search
Note: This DVD has been down-converted from our High Definition Video Master, and formatted for both Wide-screen and 4x3 TVs -- This DVD will properly play on Wide-screen televisions as 16x9 and on 4x3 televisions as pan & scan 4x3