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DVD-Postwar Steam Pt-6 (50s & 60s)


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The Golden Twilight of Postwar Steam Part-6
1950s and early 60s Steam &
Historical preserved Steam Railways
(The Films of Frank W. Schlegel,
and Ralph and Frank Kyper )

As the 1950s drew to a close, steam power was all but gone from the American railroads, one by one, the fires were dropped . . . in the powerful Berkshires of the Nickel Plate, on the Illinois Central, and, finally, on the Norfolk and Western Railway. . . the last major railroad in the country to rely extensively on steam power . . . which went all diesel on May 7th, 1960.

After that, just a few smaller railroads around the country burned coal in their fireboxes to pull trains. But steam on the big railroads often continued to soldier on in one specific application – primarily to power memorable passenger excursion trains.

Other steamers started to run to the delight of thousands on historical preserved steam railways. While the practices continue today – it was in the late 1950s and early 1960s when some of the more memorable steam locomotives stepped out on American rails.

New York & Long Branch Railroad
Edaville Railroad
East Broad Top Railroad
Reading Company - Iron Horse Ramble
High Iron Company - Penn Central Company


Approx. 57 Minutes
Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
Motion Menus
Chapter Search
Narration On / Off

8mm & 16mm Film - HD Digital Film Transfer


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

DVD-Postwar Steam Pt-6 (50s & 60s)

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