The Fifties Express

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Climb aboard “The Fifties Express” for a trip, via rare 16mm color film shot in the 1950s, to a time when Steamers and First Generation Diesels roamed America's railroads.

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Climb aboard “The Fifties Express” for a trip, via rare 16mm color film shot in the 1950s, to a time when Steamers and First Generation Diesels roamed America’s railroads. You’ll see Central Vermont steamers at the White River Roundhouse, the Canadian National west of Montreal, Western Maryland freight and passenger trains between Elkins, West Virginia and Cumberland, Maryland, freight and passenger trains of the Baltimore & Ohio, and steam on the Pennsylvania Railroad’s famous Horseshoe Curve. You’re trackside on the the New York Central, the Nickel Plate, the Boston & Maine… and at Edaville, the two foot gauge tourist line. On the New Haven follow a steam fan trip in 1953.

Massive Y-6 compound articulated 2-8-8-2’s are featured on the Norfolk & Western along with the sleek “J” engines on the “Powhatan” and “Cavalier”. Duluth, Missabe & Iron Range articulateds move ore to the docks at Two Harbors, Minnesota. A huge Northern Pacific articulated is serviced at Bozeman, Montana. Milwaukee Road Electrics live again as the “Olympian” pulls out of Three Forks, Montana. A pair of “Little Joe’s” arrive with a freight.

The Grand Finale…The scene shifts to the North where the Canadian Rockies form a grand backdrop for the steam and diesel powered trains of the Canadian Pacific.

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2 reviews for The Fifties Express

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    T.A.R.

    THIS IS AN A1 FILM SHOT IN THE 1950’S ON VINTAGE 16MM FILM. SEE THE CENTRAL VERMONT AT WHITE PINES AND MANY MORE. SEE LOTS AND LOTS OF LOCOMOTIVES IN ACTION AND STEAM EVER WHERE. A MUST FOR THE STEAM ENGINE LOVER. 5 STARS AND 52 MINUTES LONG.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Greg P

    This is a great video with some amazing shots. I especially enjoyed the N&W and CP segments, which show some amazing landscapes and engines. I also enjoyed the New Haven segments, as I don’t live very far from there. Highly recommend!

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