Atlanta Steam Celebration

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The haunting sounds of steam locomotives echoed once again through the Deep South when the National Railway Historical Society held its 1994 National Convention in Atlanta, Georgia.

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The haunting sounds of steam locomotives echoed once again through the Deep South when the National Railway Historical Society held its 1994 National Convention in Atlanta, Georgia. Enthusiasts rode excursion trains pulled by the Frisco 1522 and the N&W 611, or cheered trackside as these two powerful steam locomotives thundered by. Pentrex was on the spot as official videographer to record all of the convention’s exciting events for your enjoyment.

The nonstop railroading action was highlighted by fantastic doubleheaders of the Frisco 1522 and the N&W 611. The 1522 impressed the crowds with its “loud bark” as it doubleheaded with the 611 from Birmingham, Alabama, to Atlanta, Georgia, and later from Atlanta to Chattanooga, Tennessee.

N&W 611, with its streamlined looks and matching maroon passenger cars, evoked visions of the past as it raced by small towns and scenic countryside. New Georgia Railroad’s vintage diesels added to the entertainment as they pulled a dinner train to Stone Mountain, while Norfolk Southern diesels joined the steam locomotives on “rare mileage” trips over former Southern Railway, Central of Georgia, and L&N lines.

At Norfolk Southern’s McDonough training center, we tour the locomotive simulator, signalmen training and state-of-the-art welding centers. View the freight and locomotive repair areas, and watch as visitors are treated to a ride on the center’s 9-mile training track.

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2 reviews for Atlanta Steam Celebration

  1. jeremyschultz7

    Once again, Pentrex does a “world-class” job of obtaining the most extensive coverage for every single NRHS Convention event involving big steam. The 1994 NRHS Convention was a particularly memorable one. Both the “J” and the “Mountain” are looking and sounding their best in this hour and a half presentation! This is a great DVD to pop in the player connected to your “BIG screen” television. ๐Ÿ™‚ Turn up the volume and grab your favorite snack, because the haunting, echoing sounds of Frisco #1522 and N&W #611’s deep, throaty whistles are not to be missed! It is a CRIME to not enjoy them. Haha ๐Ÿ™‚ This DVD is worth EVERY penny of it’s full retail price, let alone it’s various discounted prices. This would be the first AND last time you would see these two legendary locomotives together, fully operational, at the same time… As Norfolk Southern would be terminating it’s famous Steam Program in December of 1994… leaving Lady J with no option other than to be retired back into the Virginia Museum Of Transportation once more. Don’t miss out on owning a small, yet glorious piece of railroading history!

  2. Mwdonoughue

    This program showcases both the ferry moves and excursions during the convention, with both the Frisco 1522 and the Norfolk & Western 611 seen doubleheading on three separate occasions.

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