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2102 - Return of the Iron Horse Rambles Volume 3 Fall Foliage Cab Rides DVD
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2102 - Return of the Iron Horse Rambles Volume 3 Fall Foliage Cab Rides DVD Steam Video Productions SVP21023D
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After four Iron Horse Rambles during the summer months, Reading & Northern 4-8-4 #2102 closed out her first year back in steam with three Autumn Leaf Excursions in the fall. This program looks at the last two trips of 2022, as the locomotive ran the familiar Reading to Jim Thorpe route at the end of fall color season. These trips are covered in detail, with extensive video from in-cab and locomotive-mounted cameras supplementing the traditional trackside runbys.

On October 29th, #2102 took an 18-car train from North Reading to Jim Thorpe. This was the most exciting trip of the year and the locomotive put on an exceptional show climbing the steep grades in both directions. In the morning, the '02 struggled on the tough 1.4% grade north of Tamaqua, as leaf residue made the rails especially slick. You'll see the crew fight to keep the locomotive moving, as the driving wheels slip over and over again approaching East Mahanoy Junction. In the afternoon you'll see more wheel-slip, as #2102 climbs away from the Lehigh River and thunders up the 1.2% grade through Nesquehoning.

The '02 traveled to Jim Thorpe one last time on November 6th, pulling the final Autumn Leaf Excursion of the year. In contrast to the previous trip, it was wet and rainy all day long. Despite a shorter train, #2102 still turned in an impressive performance. We'll again cover the action in both directions with a unique mix of trackside shots and in-cab footage.

Filmed entirely in HD, this program provides a fascinating and unparalleled look into what it takes to get a heavy train over the steep grades of the R&N mainline. It features spectacular footage from inside the locomotive's cab during the toughest trip of the year. This program has minimal narration (with the option to turn it on or off) and no distracting music.

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DVD Item#:SVP21023D
Blu-ray Item#:SVP21023B
Runtime:1 Hour, 52 Mins ($0.16/min)
Producer:Steam Video Productions
Aspect Ratio:Wide Screen
Shrink Wrapped?:Yes
Disc Type:DVD or BLU-RAY
Region Code:0 Worldwide NTSC
2102 - Return of the Iron Horse Rambles Volume 3 Fall Foliage Cab Rides DVD
Oldline1 (Huntsville, AR) on 2023-05-18 20:11:43.

  •  5 of 5

I wasn't sure what to expect from this video being it was from a no-name producer to me but I'm glad to say the videography, techniques and equipment are top notch. Beautiful color, numerous locations and detailed narration make this a must have video of the best looking 4-8-4 alive today. They did a great job on the 2102 and she sure brings back memories of the 1960 Rambles. She's loud, sassy and a delight to see and hear. A neat touch by the R&N was using the original I-1 freight whistle on the break in runs and freight trains and the G class passenger whistle on the 1st Ramble run. Then to top it off they used both whistles as a tribute to the original Rambles with the doubleheaded T-1s. I'm so hoping when the 2100 gets rebuilt they do a doubleheader.

Additional remarks by Oldline1:
Narration: Just enough.
Image quality: Excellent!
DVD Value: Excellent Value!
Recommend to others? A "Must Have"!

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