Norfolk & Western Steam Passenger Trains DVD

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Dive into a nice mix of Norfolk and Western passenger trains with mostly streamlined power with J class 4-8-4’s, and K Class 4-8-2’s. This video shot by Warren Scholl between 1954 and 1958, features a variety of locations between Cincinnati and Portsmouth, Ohio.
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Follow along with well-known railroad video producer Greg Scholl as he introduces you to some of today's most beloved trains.  Shop all Greg Scholl videos>

The first part of this program focuses on two trains, "The Powhatan Arrow", trains 25 and 26, and "The Cavalier" with trains 15 and 16. You'll enjoy things like start-ups, the Cincinnati Union Terminal departure and engine facility where all railroads kept their power, and some scenes near Clare (the freight yard). Then move eastward from Clare along Round Bottom Road via Perintown, Batavia, Williamsburg, Mt. Orab, and Sardinia. There are several scenes at Batavia station with stopping, starting, and blowing through without stopping and catching mail on the fly from the RPO car in the winter.  You will see the Powhatan Arrow with the designed 5 coach set, plus other configurations with 6 cars, and later the longer trains after the "Cavalier" was discontinued west of Portsmouth in the spring of 1957.

The second part of this show is riding Along the Norfolk and Western. There were several trips made riding the Cavalier and Powhatan Arrow between Batavia and Roanoke. We also see freights with massive Y class 2-8-8-2's moving freights and switching in the Bluefield area. Also seen is train 5 at the depot with a E class Pacific (4-6-2) awaiting its move to the depot after the Cavalier departed westward. We also see places like Kenova and scenes along the line toward Bluefield. Along the way we see several different freights and coal trains, some of which have pushers on the steep sections. We also see some scenes riding the Arrow westbound between Roanoke and Bluefield, and some scenes in this area riding the westbound Cavalier. We visit Roanoke long enough to see an engine change at the station and a freight or two as well.

The third and final part of this show is "Special Trains". Here we see a couple of different Santa Claus trains where the train stops at Batavia for Santa to hand out goodies to the kids.  A wreck at Sardinia, the last run of regular steam on the train 26, and a doubleheaded streamlined K and J on train 26 the day after the Cavalier was discontinued to Cincinnati are also featured. There is also a bit of riding in the cab of the Powhatan Arrow with scenes at McDermott, Vera, and arriving in Portsmouth.

95% Color - Informative narration & music which would otherwise be silent movies.

Run time: 71 Minutes

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