Short Lines and Short Stories is a compilation of five short films from Black 5 Video featuring the Vermont Rail System, New England Central, Silver Lake Railroad, Sandy River and Rangeley Lakes Railroad and the Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum. There’s something for everybody in SHORT LINES AND SHORT STORIES. Cab rides in steam and electric, speeders, track maintenance, vintage equipment and modern day railroading. On this DVD:
Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum: This film was made as a promotional film for the Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum in Shelburne Falls, MA. It covers a brief history of the Shelburne Falls and Colrain Street Railway and how trolley number 10 was saved and restored to operation. Filmed in 2008.
The Switcher: The Switcher follows New England Central train number 601 from Charlestown to North Walpole, NH as the crew performs switching duties in a daily race against the clock. Filmed in 2007.
Noah and the Shovel: See what happens when a young track worker uses the boss’ shovel for a Tamping Iron. Filmed on the Sandy River and Rangeley Lakes Railroad in 2007. This short film is also a bonus feature on the Maine Narrow Gauge Vol. 2: Sandy River and Rangeley Lakes.
A Century of Service: The snow plow must be tested before it goes out and this plow has been pushing snow since 1912! Get a short demonstration from a Vermont Rail System official of how a Canadian Pacific built Air Operated Wedge Plow works. Filmed in 2008, this short feature was also included in the Plow Extra 405 DVD.
Silver Lake Railroad: This railroad runs through some beautiful scenery in eastern New Hampshire using unique light rail passenger equipment.