Convention Highlights Huntington 1991 DVD
Nikhil Murthy (Redmond, WA) on 2021-02-16 13:29:26.
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This program covers the 1991 NRHS Convention from August 3 to August 10, 1991 after covering a brief background of Pere Marquette 1225 with supplemental footage of her inaugural 1988 fantrips courtesy of 8mm footage from Mike Eagleson who also is on hand to cover the 1991 action.
On August 3, Pere Marquette 1225 heads from Owosso, MI to Lima, OH to pick up Nickel Plate 765 and then both engines doublehead to Cincinnati, OH. The train arrived very late at 4 AM under thunderstorms, according to Greg Scholl Video Productions production "Steam in Huntington", as 1225 was penalized with a 25 mph speed restriction by an FRA inspector from Owosso to Walbridge where a CSX diesel was added to remove the speed restriction.
The next day, August 4, the 2 Berkshires doubleheaded with a freight bound for Russell, KY and then continued on to Huntington, WV leaving the freight behind.
Wednesday, August 7, is the first official day of the 1991 NRHS Convention when the world's most powerful operating steam locomotive from 1987 to 1991, Norfolk & Western Class A 2-6-6-4 #1218, powered a passenger train from Kenova, WV to Iaeger, WV and back. The highlight of this day was a photo runby at Pritchard, WV.
The following day, August 8, 1218 powers a short trip to Portsmouth, OH and return. The highlight of the day was a photo runby at Wheelersburg, OH. The day ends with Jim Boyd staging a night photo session featuring the PM 1225 and NKP 765.
August 9 is the highlight of the convention with 765 powering a CSX coal train and 1225 powering the passenger train with the convention passengers as the two locomotives travel side by side from Huntington to St. Albans, WV and doublehead back to Huntington.
August 10 features another doubleheaded run from Huntington to Hinton. The only downside is that the program concludes after the 2 engines turn around at Meadow Creek and begin their doubleheaded run home which would eventually be at 1 AM according to other sources filming the same convention.
Additional remarks by Nikhil Murthy:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? Definitely!
Image quality: Excellent!
DVD Value: Excellent Value!
Recommend to others? A "Must Have"!