Photographers’ Specials on the Heber Valley, Western Maryland Scenic, Cass Scenic, and the Durango & Silverton! Return to yesteryear and thrill to the sight of steam locomotives hauling vintage freight equipment! Hop aboard passenger trains operated especially for photographers! These trains stop at scenic and usually inaccessible locations where passengers disembark, set up their cameras while the trains back down the line, and then get spectacular action shots as the trains steam past their cameras!
At the Heber Valley Railroad in Utah and the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad in Maryland, hard-working steamers pull freight equipment including boxcars, tank cars and coal hoppers. This is the first “Photo Freight” operated by steam locomotive #75 since being acquired and overhauled by the Heber Valley. On the Cass Scenic Railroad in West Virginia, old logging equipment is hauled by Shay locomotives to emulate the line’s heritage. Shay #11 is making its first outing since being converted from oil to coal. In Colorado, the Durango & Silverton’s annual Photographers’ Special makes stops at locations deep in the Animas River Canyon where access is normally impossible. Recently-acquired locomotive #483 is a thrill to see in operation.
Two stereo soundtracks, one with the natural train sounds, the other with narration added. The viewer can switch the narration on or off at any time.