Today’s Steam Across America

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Enjoy four hours of nonstop action from dozens of America's classic steam locomotives. Watch these steam locomotives in excursion service today – and see vintage film of steam in the glory days of steam.

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Enjoy four hours of nonstop action from dozens of America’s classic steam locomotives. Watch as these steam locomotives travel across the country in excursion service today – and see vintage film of steam in the glory days of steam. Pentrex has amassed an amazing collection of steam scenes that will thrill the veteran and astonish the newest railfan. The mightiest steam locomotives can be seen pulling both freight and passenger trains, thundering down the rails with awesome majesty. This grand bonanza of steam offers something for every railfan to relish:

This 2-disc DVD set brings you Cab Forwards, Shays, Heislers, Articulateds, Mountain-types, Mikados, and other locomotive types, from the smallest to the largest, operating singly, as doubleheaders, even as steam tripleheaders! You’ll witness these historic locomotives on narrow gauge lines, shortlines, and mainlines. Among the featured railroads are Union Pacific, Southern Pacific, Santa Fe, Great Northern, Frisco, Norfolk & Western, Nickel Plate, Milwaukee, Chesapeake & Ohio, and others.

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.

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1 review for Today’s Steam Across America

  1. Ricky

    Originally released on VHS in 1995 and converted on DVD in 2004, this popular 2 part set chronicles the mainline and tourist line steamers in the mid to late 80’s and early 90’s. Steamers included on Disc 1 are UP challenger 3985 and Unretired northern 844/4, Frisco 1522, Norfolk & Western 611, Nickel Plate 765, SP 2472 & 4449, and Cotton Belt 819. Plus some special Segments on Railfair ’91, Colorado’s Durango & Silverton as well as 611 Through the Rathole in 1989. On Disc 2, There’s Santa Fe 3751 which included the 1986 removal at San Bernardino, to the 1991 test runs.

    We also see January 1985 coverage of C&O 614, Vintage 1957 films of SP Cab Forward 4274 on Donner pass, Colorado & New Mexico’s Cumbres & Toltec, N&W 1218 on 3 NRHS Convention trips, and Cajon pass in 1989 with 4449 & 844/4 & 3751 in 1991. Plus UP 3985 in disguise as 3967 in 1993 and months before that happened the November 1992 Santa train as Clinchfield 676. Plus Cass Scenic railroad shays, NKP 587, Southern 4501, Milwaukee Road 261, NKP 765 as C&O 2765 in October of 1993, 3751 on the Tehachapi Loop in 1991, Atlanta & west Point 290, and Pere Marquette 1225. And the program concludes with vintage films of the mighty union pacific big boys.

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