Watch mainline steam action with 2-8-4 number 765 during fall as she powers several excursions including Cincinnati to Russell, and Huntington to Hinton through the famous New River Gorge region. This coverage is from 1986 when 765 powered heavy trains at speed along the former C&O mainline. We begin with a weekend of Huntington to Hinton round trips on the famous New River Trains. No engine sounds louder than 765 as it starts a 29 coach train from St. Albums, or powers along at 50 miles per hour. 765 puts on a great show!
Next we watch 765 on a one-way trip to Cincinnati from Huntington, which includes some nice side-by-side pacing shots from the car in good afternoon light. From Cincinnati, 765 powered a weekend of trips to Russell, KY, which was the last stronghold of Chesapeake and Ohio Steam during the steam era. This trip includes some nice fall colors as it travels along the Ohio River. New footage includes two days of 765 from 1985 trips in the same area. This includes one trip from Huntington to Hinton, and another one-way trip toward Cincinnati. You will also see the last use of steam on the Hinton turntable.