Steve Neff received the offer of a lifetime when he was asked to ride along on the Conrail inspection train, more commonly known as the Office Car Special. The train departed Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station, on November 27th 1990, and headed west to Harrisburg. Since this was to be a round trip, the train returned to Philadelphia the same day but by different routing.
Once the train arrived at Harrisburg it was dispatched back to Philadelphia by way of the Port Road Branch along the beautiful Susquehanna River and then onto the Northeast Corridor.
Not only will you see video shot from the cab of both E-8 diesel locomotives, but action photographed from the rear end, the full length dome car, and from the vestibule as well. Watch the engineer work the throttle and brakes, listen to the cab chatter between dispatcher and engineer, and enjoy the beautiful scenery along the way.
Feel the excitement of these venerable locomotives as speeds reach 90 mph on the Northeast Corridor.
One hour, full color, sound, no narration and on-screen graphics.