THEY HAVE DONE THIS JUST ONE TIME - The Great Smoky Mountains Railroad ran their Steam Engine #1702 the full length of this 67 Mile, super scenic, N.C. Short line, the old SRy Murphy Branch.
Pulling a special excursion for the HISTORIC SPENCER SHOPS, the colorful GSMR train ran from Dillsboro, through Bryson City, over Fontana Lake, along the recreation center at the spectacular Nantahala Gorge, up the steep 4.5% Topton Mountain grade, and straight through Andrews to Murphy.
Video Includes extensive trackside footage as well as Cab Rides, tender top views, and both auto and GP7 Pacing (Videography from the GP7, at times it ran just 200+ feet ahead of the 1702). Believe it or not, we “talked” with the engine crew as we paced the 1702 from our car — you’ll see it.
This may be the last ever steam trip to the far reaches of Western North Carolina. Care was taken to capture key points and numerous unique scenes. Great Railroading! Great Mountain scenery! Great Video!
Re-Master,Color Correction, Audio/Video tweaked and UP-Converted to 1080i HD Resolution by Green Frog Productions, Ltd.
Assistant Producers; Jim Wrinn - Jay Van Nostrand -Ed Taylor - Todd Hartman Original Cover; Dan Jennings - The Letter Shop Music by; The Bradleys Original Cover Photography; Jim Wrinn Production Assistance; Franklin Adams - Lane Adams - Charlie Byrd - Bill Rice - Mike Shermetta Personal Video Production; John Druckenmiller - Tommy Simmons
Note: This DVD has been down-converted from our Re-Mastered 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