The spotlight is on the steam locomotives in this set… but the twist is that each DVD shows those steam locomotives in a different season of the year! Featured are vintage steam action from film and newer tourist railroad steam action as well as mainline steam from the railroads that still operate steam programs. Over 6 hours of steam! Four full seasons of steam railroading: It all adds up to the “Golden Age of Steam” on four DVDs:
Steam in the Spring
A wonderful program featuring a logging train with Heisler # 6 on the Cass Scenic Railroad, Soo Line 2-8-2 #1003 pulling freight in Wisconsin, Pere Marquette 2-8-4 #1225 pulling a passenger extra in Michigan, Ohio Central 4-8-4 #6325 pulling a passenger train, and Cumbres & Toltec 2-8-2 484 & 488 with action on the entire line between Antonito, Colorado & Chama New Mexico. 1 hour, 45 minutes.
Steam in the Summer
In this DVD, you’ll visit 6 steam locomotives or railroads, old and not so-old, big and small, running through a variety of interesting scenery. See the incredible Cumbres & Toltec in New Mexico and Colorado with 2-8-2 #484 & 487, Nickel Plate Road 2-8-2 #587 pulling the Indiana State Fair train, Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum 2-8-0 #610 pulling passenger trains in Chattanooga, Eureka & Palisade 4-4-0 #4, built in 1875, running on Colorado’s stunning Durango & Silverton, Ohio Central 4-6-2 #1293 pulling a passenger train through Ohio’s Amish Country, and Norfolk & Western 4-8-4 #611 roaring through Ohio. 1 hour, 25 minutes.
Steam in the Autumn
We look at 7 different locomotives putting on a great steam show during the autumn season. Locomotives include: Canadian National 4-6-0 #89,Cliffside Railroad 2-8-0 #40,East Broad Top 2-8-2 #14,Grand Trunk 4-8-4 # 6325,Norfolk & Western 4-8-0 #475,Ohio Central 4-6-2 #1293, and Western Maryland Scenic 2-8-0 #734. 2 hours.
Steam in the Winter
Enjoy stunning mountain scenery in the mountains of Utah on the Heber Valley Railroad, winter on the high desert on the fantastically preserved Nevada Northern Railroad, and heavy, mainline railroading on the Ohio Central System. On this DVD: Enjoy 4-8-4 #6325 as she storms along the Ohio Central mainline. Thrill to the mountain vistas and 2-8-0 #618 on the Heber Valley. And step back in time as 2-8-0 #98 re-creates a mine run on the Nevada Northern. 90 minutes.