Big Boys and Challengers DVD

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Enjoy coverage of two of the biggest steam engines ever built! You’ll get coverage of both types of Challengers as well as coverage of the famous Big Boys.
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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>

Locations shown are North Platte, Cheyenne, Laramie, Rawlins, and of course action on Sherman Hill between Cheyenne and Laramie. You will see interesting things such as a "Big Boy" number 4006 on fire as it exits Hermosa Tunnel, with its stack hood still on as well. Also see a Gas Turbine leading a Big Boy in three different scenes. You will see the engine service areas in the locations mentioned above, and see some of the dead engine lines late in the steam era.

This footage is all shot silent with added music and informative narration. However, there is one segment with some 16mm sound footage on Sherman Hill which includes several doubleheaders, such as 5500 series 2-10-2's with Challengers and Big Boys. There are also a couple of Big Boy scenes by Everett Rohrer, and some film he shot of the first test run, and first excursions in 1982 when Challenger 3985 first operated.

This DVD is for everyone who loves Big Boys and big articulated steam giants!

Approximate run time: 45 minutes

 

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