Big Boys Cab Forwards Challengers & Daylights

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Henry Hank Griffiths Jr. was one of the most prominent railroad cinematographers of the steam era. Traveling throughout the northwest, he captured images of steam at work in locations other photographers seldom visited.

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Henry Hank Griffiths Jr. was one of the most prominent railroad cinematographers of the steam era. Traveling throughout Idaho, Montana, Washington, Utah, and other northwest states, he captured images of steam at work in locations other photographers seldom visited. Now you can see these vintage steam engines on DVD. In 1992, Video Rails compiled a fascinating collection of Hank Griffiths’ films, which they released on VHS as Classic Collectors Series Volumes 7 and 8. These two fascinating shows are now available from Pentrex on one DVD.

Hank Griffiths covered a wide swath to capture steam locomotives and the occasional early diesel seen here at work on the Union Pacific, Southern Pacific, Northern Pacific, Milwaukee Road, Denver & Rio Grande Western, Colorado & Southern, and the Sierra Railroad. You’ll also see the Oregon & Northwestern Lumber Company and other northwest logging railroads.

The famous locomotives featured in this show include Union Pacific Big Boys and Challengers; Southern Pacific Cab Forwards and Daylights, Milwaukee Road electrics; and Northern Pacific Challengers. There’s more: Highlights showcase the Rio Grande Zephyr, the UP 8444, a UP rotary snow plow, the last run of the Portland Rose over the Blue Mountains, and scenes shot at Promontory, Utah in 1969. This DVD is packed with an amazing display of American railroading history as seen through the lens of an expert craftsman. Every minute is a treat!

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2 reviews for Big Boys Cab Forwards Challengers & Daylights

  1. Rated 4 out of 5

    Ben

    This is an assortment of vintage films from the steam to diesel transition era filmed in western United States. There is an emphasis on the Big Boys, Cab Forwards, Challengers, and Daylights. However many other locomotives can be seen such as UP 8444, Milwaukee Electrics, and early diesels!

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Ricky

    We see the golden years of railroading after the end of the second world war. The locomotives were perfect with lots of steam and even some early diesel action. The program focuses on a variety vintage films, and we see much more than the advertised Big Boys, Cab Forwards, Challengers and Daylights. This is a former video rails title.

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