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40 Years of Nickel Plate Berkshires DVD
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40 Years of Nickel Plate Berkshires DVD Sunday River Productions DVD-NKP3
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See the powerful and efficient Nickel Plate Berkshires in their prime in the 1950s, with plenty of freight action pounding down the NKP main line. Catch the Nickel Plate Limited behind the famous Hudsons. (Part 1)

Follow engine # 759 on a high speed run from Elizabeth, NJ to the Pocono Mountains. Then see #759 from the air on the hidden Western Maryland line from Thurmont to Cumberland and pacing across spectacular trestles. (Parts 2 & 3)

In the finale we see NKP Berkshire #765 refurbished by the Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society (FWRHS) in 1980. She hauls freight and gets a real workout on the T.P.&W. grade east of Peoria, IL. (Part 4)

Length 31 min.

TVD Price:$ 26.96
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Runtime:31 Mins ($0.87/min)
Producer:Sunday River Productions
Aspect Ratio:Full Screen
Shrink Wrapped?:NO!
Disc Type:DVD
Region Code:0 Worldwide NTSC

  • This producer chooses not to shrinkwrap most of their products. All the products we sell are brand new direct from the producer. We never sell used or second-hand products.
40 Years of Nickel Plate Berkshires DVD
Bob (Jonesborough, TN) on 2011-02-11 08:18:48.

People who found this review helpful: 4

  •  5 of 5

Starts off with some vintage footage which is descent but not excellent quality. A lot of runbys. Next segment is excellent quality with good content. Last segment is excellent quality and content. Wished there was more vintage 1950s footage of the Berkshires to view. It is mostly more modern excursion and freight service with 759 and 765. A good buy

Additional remarks by Bob:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? Maybe.
Image quality: Good.
DVD Value: Good Value
Recommend to others? Yes.

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40 Years of Nickel Plate Berkshires DVD
Steamboy (Revere MA US) on 2020-10-30 06:58:25.

People who found this review helpful: 3

  •  4 of 5

Originally made in 1985, this program features 4 segments. First we see some regular action in the 50s which features not only the Berkshires on freight, but also some Hudsons as well. Which includes a segment where a Berkshire switches cars while having some slipping issues. Next we enjoy 2 trips with 759: one being a 1971 trip from Elizabeth New Jersey to Jim Thorpe Pennsylvania (later the headquarters of the Lehigh gorge scenic railway that was owned by the reading & northern) which includes taking a spin at the turntable for the preparation of the return trip, the other being an October 1970 journey to Cumberland via Hagerstown with helicopter angles. 759 is still on display at the steam town national historic site in Scranton Pennsylvania. Finally we see 765 on its freight runs when operating for the Toledo pieoria & western in 1980 which includes a couple of scenes where the locomotive is pushing on the rear with 2 bay window cabooses in between. Besides Sunday river, other future famous producers like Rich Melvin of hopewell productions & the Scholl brothers Greg & Randy were also there for this rare inaugural run of this Lima Ohio built Berkshire that were likely to be never repeated again.

Additional remarks by Steamboy:
Narration: Could have used more.
Would kids enjoy this? Yes.
Image quality: Good.
DVD Value: Seemed a little high, but not too bad.
Recommend to others? Yes.

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