Union Pacific Steam Classics Vol. 2 DVD

Item #83241

Featuring a variety of photographers and locations, this video gives you a view into modern steam power on the U.P., along with many of the famous spots like Cheyenne, Denver, Council Bluffs, Sherman Hill, and much more!
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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>

Relive the glory years of steam on the Union Pacific with all new footage in this Volume Two of Union Pacific Steam Classics. It begins with late 50's coverage of 800 series 4-8-4's on the line from Council Bluffs to North Platte.  At Grand Island step back to 1938 to see engine 815 doing a special test train, and see a freight train. These scenes are in Black and White, while everything else is color footage. Then continue west with more 800 4-8-4's.

Next visit Denver and the line to Cheyenne, see shots made from 8mm movies mainly including an unknown photographer, and some shots by Warren W. Scholl of Denver which includes a chase of 7012(4-8-2) on a train to Cheyenne. There is coverage by Everett Rohrer with some 2-8-0's, 2-8-2's, 800's, and so forth. Also included are shots of other engines in Denver such as Challengers, and 0-6-0's, among others.

At Cheyenne, see a variety of power moving around and departing the yard. There is a neat shot of a rare doubleheader with 2 Big Boys(4-8-8-4's) headed for Sherman Hill. There are other Big Boy and Challenger shots, and others. One rare shot has a Big Boy helper on the front of a streamliner exiting Hermosa tunnel. In this segment you will also see riding footage of a Westbound streamliner which passes two freights powered by Big Boys.

Next, move to Laramie for a selection of scenes, by various photographers, including a nice overhead view of an 800 arriving and being serviced at the water spout. After this, see action on the Coalmont Branch, which heads southwest out of Laramie. See a 1956 trip with engine 535 (a 2-8-0), in 8mm, then later a 1957 excursion with the same engine. This line is completely gone now, making this is very historic.

Music and Informative narration included.

Run time: 64 Minutes
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