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Chattanooga Steam Reunion DVD
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25th Anniversary of Norfolk Southern's Steam Excursions

Railfans gathered in Chattanooga, Tennessee, on the first weekend in November, 1991, to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Norfolk Southern's steam excursion service. Twenty-five years earlier, the Southern Railway sponsored a steam-powered excursion from Louisville, Kentucky, to Richmond, Virginia, and the success of that excursion led to the growth of steam programs across the country. The locomotive pulling that historic train, the Southern 4501, is the guest of honor at this year's jamboree.

The weekend events begin as Pentrex captures the impressive Norfolk & Western engine No. 611 "J" pulling a 20-car train into Chattanooga. The 611 looks better than ever after having spent much of the summer undergoing repairs. Waiting to greet the 611 is the mighty "A," the Norfolk & Western 1218.

The main attraction, Southern 4501, puts on a grand show as it pulls a special excursion to Hollywood, Alabama. On Sunday morning, the bright green Mikado is again honored by leading a triple-headed steam train out of Chattanooga. The proud engine is in its glory as it leads the 611, the 1218, and 28 passenger cars out of town.

As an added bonus, this DVD provides exclusive coverage of the banquet held at the Chattanooga Choo-Choo. Pentrex gives you a front row seat at this historic gathering. Modern-day rail giants W. Graham Claytor and Robert Claytor talk about their roles in the steam excursions and how, as railroad executives and railfans, they pursued their dreams. It's humorous and informative. So, come along with us to see the sights, hear the sounds and learn about our railroad heritage - at the Chattanooga Steam Reunion!

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Runtime:40 Mins ($0.25/min)
Aspect Ratio:Full Screen
DVD UPC:748268006487
Shrink Wrapped?:Yes
Disc Type:DVD
Region Code:0 Worldwide NTSC
Chattanooga Steam Reunion DVD
Steamboy (Revere MA US) on 2016-11-02 06:27:59.

People who found this review helpful: 2

  •  5 of 5

While 4501 was 80 years old at the time of the 25th celebration event, it is a fitting way to give lots of tributes to this Now 105 Year old Mikado for Excursion service, No matter if its on the Norfolk Southern mainlines, or Just operating every day at The Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum.

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

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Chattanooga Steam Reunion DVD
Joshua Craig Beytien (Iowa) on 2018-05-08 18:19:49.

  •  5 of 5

"Scream into history for their next 20 years of excursion service." or so it would have been if it wasn't for freight-trafficking, maintenance costs, unavailable track spaces and the deaths of the Clayton bros. hadn't cancel the program in 1994. I actually found this event; the 'three more years of steam' where three samples from recent excursion runs represented the reminder of what would become their final steam shows right before '95.

Additional remarks by Joshua Craig Beytien:
Narration: Could have used more.
Would kids enjoy this? Yes.
Image quality: Good.
DVD Value: Excellent Value!
Recommend to others? A "Must Have"!

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