The challenge of crossing the Alleghenies was one of the Pennsylvania Railroads biggest feats. It remains helper territory to this day. In 1992 we visited the area covering Conrail from Altoona to South Fork. Lots of great action was filmed from various locations, many of which are no longer accessible!
The Old B&A featured a major challenge where it crossed the Berkshire Mountains in Western Mass. Conrail took over in 1976, and although helpers were hardly ever used, many trains were brought to their knees climbing the hill. Lots of great action from many scenic locations is seen, with a variety of power, winter drama & the Bow (NH) Coal trains.
No narration, Stereo.