Trains Photo Freights on the Western Maryland

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  • Rated: Unrated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 30 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Label: Blue Ridge Productions

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Product Description:

This video covers 6 special freight train runs on the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad. The Western Maryland folks set the consists with vintage freight and hopper cars to simulate working freight trains of the 1950's. The trains looked sensational on their runs up the face of the Allegheny Mountains between Cumberland and Frostburg Maryland.

The sleet and snows of January 1999 gave us some unusual footage complete with the excitement and unpredictability that comes with winter railroading. We included many scenes with Engine 734, a Baldwin 2-8-0 Consolidation with her drivers slipping in the sleet and snow. We also found ourselves in snow with bright sunny skies for many of the scenes. The winter footage gave us spectacular stack plumes from the engine. There is also a sequence after the pilot truck derailed which stopped us in our tracks near the end of a shooting day.

We've intercut the footage to show you each location with a coal train shot in 1997, then the train set up as mixed freight in the sleet and snow of 1998 and finally the mixed freight in the summer of 1998. Each scene begins with U.S. Geological Survey maps giving you the location and approximate camera positions. The train backed down from Frostburg so all run-bys occurred with 734 chugging uphill for the best action. We attempted to shoot when scenes had their best lighting. That meant we shot out of climbing sequence. We've cut the show in the climbing sequence so you might get a good idea of the run up the mountain.

Product Info

  • UPC: 822170010791
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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