Baltimore and Ohio Odyssey, 2 DVD Set

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Linking 13 Great States with the Nation – that was the slogan of the B&O Railroad. Step back to the 1950s and ’60s to see what made the Baltimore & Ohio one of the all-time great railroads! Two DVDs in one case.

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Linking 13 Great States with the Nation – that was the slogan of the B&O Railroad. Step back to the 1950s and ’60s to see what made the Baltimore & Ohio one of the all-time great railroads! This two DVD set is based on the works of noted railroad photographer Emery Gulash. in Volume 1 the action takes place in Ohio and Pennsylvania, starting in 1954 when steam was king. Articulated locomotives, Mikes, Big Sixes, and many other types of steam power roll past the camera. You’ll catch the action at the Lorain ore dock where steam trains unload ships laden with iron ore and will also spend time watching the steam switchers at Rossford Yard in Toledo. Then you’ll get a look at E- and F-units and Geeps in the classic B&O paint scheme.

Volume 2 resumes in Michigan, shortly after B&O had merged with the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway. Motive power and rolling stock of both railroads are frequently seen intermingled. We catch the Cincinnatian and other passenger trains on the C&O route between Detroit and Toledo, including the towers at Wayne Junction, Romulus, and Carleton. Moving east we visit Connellsville, Pennsylvania and Brunswick, Maryland where freight traffic is heavy. Motive power includes F-units and brand new GP30s. At Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, perhaps the most scenic spot on the B&O, we see both passenger and freight trains making their daily runs.

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4 reviews for Baltimore and Ohio Odyssey, 2 DVD Set

  1. rickyfreni

    Volume 1 was the second Pentrex DVD ever released in the year 2000 (the first being steam across the Pacific Northwest with SP 4449 in black paint). The show starts with steam action in 1954 & 1955 only, but there is plenty of early diesel action during 1958, 1962, 1963, And 1964.

    In Volume 2, there are multiple visits to B&O territory with great early diesel action throughout the 60s. Which includes 1964 action at Delray Michigan, a trio of 1965 variety at the towns of Romulus Michigan, Toledo Ohio, And Connellsville Pennsylvania which is at the western side of sand patch grade. Plus a short 1966 visit to harpers ferry West Virginia, a 1967 quickie at college Pennsylvania, & the show concludes with a trio of 1968 variety at Plymouth & Wayne Michigan, & concludes the final years of the B&O before it was merged with the chessie system in the 70s & 80s at Carleton Michigan.

  2. Andyweise

    I love the scenes from around Ohio and Michigan. Defiantly a lot of great filming locations, including notable spots like Fostoria and Deshler. I really wish there had been a C&O version too but I and a big fan of the B&O. Some scenes are even shot off system like in Detroit. I would suggest this video to any railfan not just for the B&O fans. The narrations is also very well done and informative.

  3. Andyweise

    I love the scenes from around Ohio and Michigan. Defiantly a lot of great filming locations, including notable spots like Fostoria and Deshler. I really wish there had been a C&O version too but I and a big fan of the B&O. Some scenes are even shot off system like in Detroit.

  4. Kraig

    Great video of an old fallen flag. Great footage on first generation power and what it was like in the heady days when the passenger train was king!

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