A giant bump up in quality, you will see much more of the original Film quality, sharpness, brightness, and color on this DVD!!
The 16mm film on this production was scanned with a state of the art Frame by Frame film scanner in Full 1080i High Definition. The Frame by Frame scanning gives you Zero film flicker, and a smooth almost 3 dimensional quality to the film. You also get very accurate True to Life original Color!
The Penn Central was a railroad suspended in financial limbo when Emery Gulash shot these scenes in the mid-1970s. Bankrupt since 1970, the re-organization court had decided in May 1974 that, based on its income, the PC was not re-organizable. The future of the PC and a number of other bankrupt railroads in the Northeast was placed in the hands of a government agency, the United States Railway Association.
The middle of the decade was the worst of times for the PC. It may not have been the best of times for the trackside observers watching the Penn Central’s trains in action but the urgency was there to record on film all that they could before the curtain dropped on the large fleet of Brunswick Green locomotives, even as their appearance became a little shabbier.
The rail action on the PC was definitely dynamic. Eventually, Conrail picked up the pieces – but that is for the next program in our Penn Central series.
Ypsilanti, MI., Ann Arbor, MI., Huntingdon, PA., Juniata River Valley, Horseshoe Curve, Conemaugh Jct., Carleton, Town Line, Advance Departure Yard, River Raisin, Lima, OH., US RT-23 Bridges, Westland, MI., Mich. Central Depot, Kalamazoo, MI., Maumee River Bridge, Trenton, MI., Dearborn, MI., W. Detroit, Wayne Jct., and South Bend.
GP-40s, GE U Boats, Alcos such as - C-636s & C-628, GP-35s, GP-38s, Budd Rail Diesel Car, SDP-40-Fs, E-units, Amtrak, French Turboliner, GP-9, F-40-PHs.
This production has Limited RR Sound FX with added 16mm Projector Sound and Narration. The Train Audio Sound FX on this production came from the Original Emery Gulash, Walt Sardinha Sound Library.
Note: This DVD has been down-converted from our High Definition Video Master and will properly play on Wide-screen televisions as 16x9 and on 4x3 televisions as pan & scan!
From the Camera of Emery Gulash -- From 16mm Color Film Approx. 73 Minutes Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo