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Convention Highlights Huntington 1991 DVD

Convention Highlights Huntington 1991 DVD Mark I Video M1CHH1
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This fine action program presents complete coverage of the 1991 NRHS Convention, held at Huntington, WV in August 1991 using Mark 1 independent footage not seen anywhere else. Three large steam locomotives were featured: N&W 2-6-6-4 1218 and the Van Swearingen designed Berkshire stars: Nickel Plate 2-8-4 765 and Pere Marquette 2-8-4 1225. Highlight of the year was the exciting all action running of the two 'Berks' with shotgun exhausts, side by side and doubleheaded, all captured in this exciting program. Five camera crews covered each excursion from many interesting angles. Beautiful trackside and pacing views, on-board scenes, night activities, plus many views of the double-train runbys. Also, in introducing each of the participating locomotives, the programme features vintage scenes of N&W steam and the Van Swearingen 'Berkshires', including 765 in regular service. *DVD*

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DVD Item#:M1CHH1
Runtime:1 Hour, 20 Mins ($0.28/min)
Producer:Mark I Video
Aspect Ratio:Full Screen
Shrink Wrapped?:NO!
Disc Type:DVD
Region Code:0 Worldwide NTSC

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Convention Highlights Huntington 1991 DVD
Nikhil Murthy (Redmond, WA) on 2021-02-16 16:29:26.

People who found this review helpful: 2

  •  5 of 5


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"!

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