In the far corner of Southwestern Virginia and Eastern Kentucky, is the most busy N&W branchline on the Pocahontas Division, Norfolk Southern's Buchanan Branch. Join Chase Freeman as he takes us on an end to end tour of this mostly overlooked line.
Two years in the making, this program was filmed in all four seasons and all varieties of weather. You'll see plenty of coal and coke trains, along with work trains and light power moves. Run through power from UP, CN, KCS, and CSX as well as leased power from PRLX are shown working in shifter service. See loaded Coal trains assaulting the 1.76% grade on Raitt Mountain, trains easing down a branch-line at 10 MPH, and even a train backing up to a mine with a former N&W caboose leading the way.
Heritage units from both NS and UP make appearances as well. You'll also see one of the last sets of N&W CPL’s still active on NS. You don’t want to miss this over 2-hour look at a fascinating and mostly overlooked railroad Coal operation.
Approx. 2 hours and 14 minutes Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Narration On/Off Chapter Menus
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!