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Norfolk and Western 611 The Early Years

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Enjoy the first two years of operation of N&W Class J 4-8-4 number 611 as it begins its second tour of duty after its 1980's restoration in Birmingham, Alabama. Enjoy the first run to Roanoke along the Southern Mainline, the first trip to Norfolk up Blue Ridge Grade, plus more trips in 1982 and 1983 including freights and special excursions. Shot on sound movie film this has been expertly transfered for your pleasure. These are from the private collection of Greg Scholl before he was in the video business. More Details Here

80 minutes   $29.95   Qty:   

Nickel Plate 765 The Early Years

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This video captures much of the first operations for this newly restored Nickel Plate 2-8-4 by the Ft. Wayne Historical Society in the 1970's. We capture the first run in 1979, plus first runs of 1980, and many of the runs on the Toledo, Peoria, & Western Railroad, which hosted the 765 for several weeks of break-in freights and excursions. This was like real steam railroading with helper service and freight runs, turntable scenes and much more. More Details Here

60 minutes   $29.95   Qty:   

630 Carolina Steam

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Travel to North Carolina to see Southern Railway 2-8-0 number 630 on Norfolk Southern excursions from Spencer(Salisbury), to Barber, plus a weekend from Asheville to Old Fort over the famous loops. On the Barber trips we enjoy three trips in one day with rare runs without diesel assist. 630 puts on a nice performance. More Details Here

81 minutes in wide screen format.

81 minutes   $29.95   Qty:   

The 2101 Story

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Here is an interesting look at this famous former Reading Railroad 4-8-4, that was rebuilt to operate in the eastern U.S. for the American Freedom train in 1975 and 1976. After a bit of history showing some of these runs, we see the transition into a new paint scheme for the Chessie Steam Specials which operated in 1977 and 1978. Most footage shot by Greg Scholl on Super 8 sound film, and expertly transferred to video. More Details Here

74 minutes   $29.95   Qty:

2839 A Royal Farewell Part 1

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1979 the Southern Railway leased former Royal Hudson 4-6-4 number 2839 for two years of excursion duty. In March 1979, still in the splendid Canadian Pacific lettering we enjoy 2839 on a two day one-way excursion from Alexandria to Atlanta over the Southern Mainline trackage. Thus begins a two-year stint of exciting action of a great locomotive playing out its final years and miles of service. This Farewell is two separate dvd's priced as singles or as a great value set special. $28.39, or combo $39.95 More Details Here

47 minutes   $28.39   Qty:

2839 A Royal Farewell Part 2

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Part two covers The Independence Limited in 1979, plus trips from Lexington, Kentucky in 1980, as well as the "Farewell to 2839' excursions in November of 1980. This was the swan song for 2839's mainline excursion tenure, and the engine would not disappoint for exciting steam action.

50 minutes $28.39, or buy both in the 2839 Combo for $39.95 More Details Here

50 minutes   $28.39   Qty:

2839 A Royal Farewell Combo Special

Buy both Part 1 and Part 2 of "2839 A Royal Farewell" in the 2839 Combo and save big. Only $39.95

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Challenger Goes East

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In 1992 Union Pacific 4-6-6-4 Challenger number 3985 made a big trip east from Wyoming to CSX country to participate in the Santa Claus train on the Clinchfield Railroad line. We cover several days of the operations, with former L&N, C&O, Clinchfield, and B&O trackage covered in November weather. No diesel helper was used behind 3985 on these trips, and it was in Union Pacific Livery until it was on the Clinchfield. More Details Here

78 minutes   $29.95   Qty:

614 Revival

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1980 was the year we saw the revival of former C&O 4-8-4 number 614 return to steam, and power the Chessie Safety Express excursions. Visit a number of states and see more than half the trips it operated during this fall season. Superb action scenes make you wish you were back there 30 years ago to see this great action, unmatched in todays climate of steamless trips on the CSX. More Details Here

70 minutes   $30.00   Qty:

614 Encore

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The second of our 614 videos has the big 4-8-4 Lima Product making a full season of excursions once again for Chessie System. Our coverage starts in Cincinnati with trips to Louisville, and to Columbus, then heads to Virginia and the Mountain division. We finish up with 4 days of Huntington to Hinton trips in the fall which were the final excursions for the engine under the Chessie sponsorship. More Details Here

51 minutes   $30.00   Qty:

614 Coal Trains

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614 Coal Trains is an unusual video of steam action in regular service on coal trains in the dead of winter. This occurred in January of 1985 and we bring you coverage of 6 different working days with 4 eastbound coal trains, and 2 westbound empties. More Details Here

78 minutes   $30.00   Qty:

614 Set Combo

Purchase all three 614 videos at one time and save big. Get "614 Revival", "614 Encore", and "614 Coal Trains". Here's your chance to get a great deal. Buy any two at the regular price of $30.00, and get the other one for just $6.14. Total $66.14 Remember the third one is costing you only $6.14, and this way you have all three of these great historic shows.

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Santa's Challenger

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n 1992 Union Pacific and CSX combined for a remarkable event as 4-6-6-4 Challenger type steam engine 3985 traveled from Cheyenne, WY to pull the annual Santa Claus train on the former Clinchfield Railroad. Enjoy the sights and sounds of Steam and Santa Claus with this remarkable event. 40 minutes plus bonus footage $19.95 More Details Here

40 minutes   $19.95   Qty:

L&N 152 Pride of Kentucky

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Travel to the bluegrass state of Kentucky to see Louisville & Nashville 4-6-2 in action on the Kentucky Railway Museums ex-L&N trackage from New Haven to Boston. This was in October of 2010 and it was the last weekend the engine ran for that year. Enjoy a full day of trackside photography on three different runs, plus the next day we ride the cab the entire line. Widescreen 16x9 SD format. 62 minutes plus bonus footage..just $24.95
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62 minutes   $24.95   Qty:

6325 Freight Special

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6325 Freight Special documents one of the last photo specials for the 4-8-4 on the Ohio Central Railroad in the fall of 2003. We'll see plenty of good action runbys as well as ride the caboose and get a ride in the engine cab. 6325 has not operated since 2004, and Ohio Central was sold in 2009, so this is historic. More Details Here

75 minutes   $29.95   Qty:  Format: DVD      

Great Steam Trains - Volume 3

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Great Steam Trains - Volume 3 continues the tradition of this fine series(Vol 1 and 2 were combined into "Great Steam Trains Combo"). There are 4 main segments as we normally do with this series. Features include: Norfolk and Western 4-8-4 #611 trip, 1993 Doubleheaded 4-6-2's in Virginia with 1286 and 1238, Cumbres and Toltec Doubleheaders from Chama to Cumbres in 1992, and Milwaukee Road 4-8-4 in 1994 on the New River Train from Huntington to Hinton, WV. More Details Here

70 minutes   $29.95   Qty:  Format: DVD      

Nickel Plate 765 Autumn Spectacular

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Watch mainline steam action with 2-8-4 number 765 in the fall of 1986 as it powers several excursions including Cincinnati to Russell,and Huntington to Hinton through the famous New River Gorge region. Fast running and great steam action await you in this classic steam show with no diesel helpers. More Details Here

76 minutes   $29.95   Qty:  Format: DVD      

Nickel Plate Combo

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Enjoy two Nickel Plate Railroad steam engines in one show with 2-8-2 number 587 and 2-8-4 number 765. In 1987 we enjoy a weekend of trips with 765 between Huntington and Hinton, and in 1988 we see 587's first excursions to Logansport from Indianapolis, Indiana.  More Details Here

74 minutes   $29.95   Qty:  Format: DVD      

L&N 152 Suspended in Time

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Louisville and Nashville 4-6-2 #152 is one of the oldest (1905) operating Pacific type steam locomotives in the United States, and is currently run at the Kentucky Railway Museum in New Haven, Kentucky. However back in the late 1980s 152 was a mainline excursion engine in Kentucky. 1988 footage has been re-edited in 2008 and converted to DVD, with exciting steam action including some special runs that highlighted 152 like no other trips during its mainline excursion tours. More Details Here

90 minutes   $29.95   Qty:  Format: 

Pere Marquette 1225 Freight Special

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Pere Marquette 2-8-4 number 1225 operates on several freight specials that are the first-ever photo trains for this Lima-built Berkshire type steam locomotive. Several 1940 and 1950's period freight cars are used, plus the engine is put back to the steam-era appearance as we enjoy clear sunny weather and have two camera crews to capture all the steam action. More Details Here

1225 Still shots by Randy Scholl click here.

98 minutes. $29.95

98 minutes   $29.95   Qty:  Format: 

Great Steam Trains Combo DVD

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A combination of two one-hour programs: Great Steam Trains Volume 1 and Volume 2, we see four locomotive segments in each program, and a wealth of steam variety.

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Approx 2 hours. ONLY $29.95 DVD Copyright 2007.

2 Hours   29.95   Qty:  Format: 

2765 on the C&O

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In 1993, Nickel Plate Road 2-8-4 #765 was transformed with a few modifications into a C&O 2-8-4 as both Lima-built locomotive types were similar. You'll see a round-trip to Russell, Kentucky from Cincinnati, including a Cab ride at 60 MPH, and enjoy some runs along the New River in West Virginia. More Details Here

1 Hour   $29.95   Qty:  Format: 

4501 25th Anniversary

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Former Southern Railway 2-8-2 number 4501 is the star of this program as we begin with historic film footage of 4501 as engine 12 on the Kentucky and Tennessee Railroad in the early 1960s. 1991 coverage includes several passenger excursions, and one-way freight run, plus the 25th Anniversary of the NS Steam program in Chattanooga featuring a tripleheader with 4501, 611, and 1218. More Details Here

Available in DVD Format

60 minutes   $29.95   Qty:  

Norfolk Southern Steam Vol 1

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Experience the excitement of 4-8-4 Class J #611 and 2-6-6-4 #1218 on former Norfolk and Western trackage once more. This "Pure N&W" tape covers these locomotives throughout the system from Roanoke to Cincinnati and north from Portsmouth on the Columbus line. You'll enjoy highlights of trips shot between 1987 and 1989 on many different operating days. More Details Here

60 minutes   $29.95   Qty:  

Norfolk Southern Steam Vol 2

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This second volume is more of a variety tape in that it covers lines and engines other than just former Norfolk and Western livery. One of the highlights of the video is the four day Independence Limited from Bellevue to Roanoke with Nickel Plate Road 2-8-2 double-heading with N&W 611. More Details Here

60 minutes   $29.95   Qty:  

Norfolk Southern Steam Freights

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As the third tape in our Norfolk Southern Steam collection we have a very unique video showing some of the NS engines on freight trips. Many times the engines would be sent to the next city for a trip, and the excursion coaches would already be there from another trip, and the engines would need a train for braking purposes. More Details Here

45 minutes   $29.95   Qty:  

Special: Norfolk Southern Steam Collection - NS Steam Volume 1, NS Steam Volume 2 and NS Steam Freights - all 3 for only $74.95
All 3 Tapes   $74.95   Qty:  

Steam in Huntington

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Watch the dramatic action of two big mainline steam engines operating side-by-side as the feature attraction of the 1991 NRHS convention in Huntington, West Virginia. You'll enjoy the incredible sight of Pere Marquette 2-8-4 #1225 on a passenger train, running pilot to pilot with a similar engine, Nickel Plate 2-8-4 #765. In addition there are two trips with N&W 1218, and other steam trips. More Details Here

90 minutes   $29.95   Qty:   

Ohio Steam Spectacular

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If you enjoy great looking steam action, and hard-working steam sounds, this is the tape for you. In 2002, the Ohio Central Railroad, renowned for its restoration of steam engines, sponsored some photo specials that were the first for former Grand Trunk Railway 4-8-4 #6325. In June, the big 4-8-4 sported the Grand Trunk front Number Plates, and authentic logo on the tender sides, for the first time in over 40 years. This immaculately restored(by the Ohio Central steam crews), has been a hit with steam fans in the United states since its first trips in the fall of 2001(See our "6325 Return to Steam" video for more on 6325).
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Approx 90 Minutes.

DVD has extra runby footage, music video, and extra previews. $29.95

1.5 Hours   $29.95   Qty:  

6325 Return To Steam

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Former Grand Trunk Western 4-8-4 is restored to operating condition for owner Ohio Central in the fall of 2001. This video features two of the test runs in September, and 3 fall excursions including the first and last of the season.

Now available in DVD...These are factory pressed DVD's which should play on all machines. There are chapter menus with this program, as well as a special music video that is not on the VHS tape. Also you will enjoy the many U.S. and Canadian Previews on the DVD. DVD is $29.95  More Details Here

90 minutes   $29.95   Qty:  

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