Rare film, all color, of the B&O. Railroading, exactly as it was: More than 200 run pasts, pacing shots and double headers. Captured in gloriously clear color by a world class cinematographer Guy Bryant, this film features streamlined Pacifics, switchers, Q-4’s and both B&O and C&O mallets, but it concentrates on the culmination of B&O steam locomotive design: the T3 Mountain. Bryant was up in time to catch the Capitol Limited when it came racing through the golden haze of summer dawn. It was well below zero when he captured a volcano plume of winter exhaust against a steely blue sky.
This feature paces the streamlined “Cincinnatian” under steam, and shows branch lines, wrecks, and EM-1 mallets. EM-1s are then contrasted with the C&O’s giant 2-6-6-6s.
Narration. Sunday River Productions programs may feature Color film, B&W film, Music, Dubbed Sound and still photos.