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Canadian Steam 1958 - Greg Scholl Video Productions
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Canadian Steam 1958 - Greg Scholl Video Productions Greg Scholl Video Productions GSVP-8 604435011190
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This second tape in the vintage Canada Steam series features a 1958 trip as photographer Maynard Laing and friends headed to the prairies of Canada for steam action. Elwin Purington was along recording audio, and many 16mm film scenes have the exact authentic audio, making this a rare treat indeed. We enjoy scenes in the Winnipeg area including Searle, and St. James Tower, and watch a CN 4-6-0 #1361 on the branchline to Morris. Also see a CN passenger train the Virden branchline, and scattered CP activity further west with a couple of G5 pacifics. We also visit Portage la Prairie and see several scenes of a doubleheader with two G3 4-6-2's including a neat pacing scene at 50 mph where they meet another G3 freight train at speed, and all with authentic audio. There are also some scenes east of Winnipeg including a mixed train, and pacing the Port Arthur train with CN 4-8-2 #6061 in the early evening. More scenes at Portage la Prairie and various locations near Winnipeg abound, before we head west. A memorable sequence is recorded at Minnedosa with a CP meet, followed by a helper on the front and rear of a freight that is chased eastbound up the grade. There are several CN 4-8-2's including a shot of the famous 6060 without the nosecone. A famous CP Royal Hudson # 2860 is also seen in regular service as well. Locomotives seen on the Canadian National include 4-6-0, 2-8-0, 2-8-2, 4-6-2, 2-10-2, and 4-8-2. Canadian Pacific locomotives include 4-6-0, 4-6-2, 2-8-0, 2-8-2, 2-10-2, and 4-6-4. These are truly historic steam treasures that will be enjoyed by all steam and historic railroad enthusiasts, and the fact that many scenes have exact audio is quite remarkable for films this old. Greg Scholl Video Productions

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DVD Item#:GSVP-8
Runtime:45 Mins ($0.60/min)
Producer:Greg Scholl Video Productions
Aspect Ratio:Full Screen
DVD UPC:604435011190
Shrink Wrapped?:Yes
Disc Type:DVD
Region Code:0 Worldwide NTSC
Canadian Steam 1958 - Greg Scholl Video Productions
Steamboy (Revere MA US) on 2017-08-07 20:00:51.

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  •  4 of 5

The second video in the 2000 canadian steam series features a ton of action in the western region if the country, as well as 2 notable future famous survivors: CP royal Hudson 2860 with stock footage from the scenic trains of BC rail shot in 1996, and CN 4-8-2 6060 in 1999 which was never used in any regular GSVP dvd until 2012. Although Greg stated that this was converted on DVD in 2003, my copy however is the 2005 reprint because of the different menu design. Oh well.

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

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