Early Diesels Vol1 - Greg Scholl Video Productions
This video contains a wealth of variety. First generation and some newer diesels are depicted in operation between 1987 and 1989. You'll see F-Units on freight and Passenger trains, Alcos on freight, GE 70-ton, GP7s and GP9s and ALCO FPA4s on Passenger trains. In addition we'll see some modern railroading for the time intertwined with the everyday operations of the older units. To find many of these historic diesels operating in the late 1980s is remarkable, and in fact many that were videotaped are no longer in existence, making this a historical video. The video takes us to the east in New England, and west to Colorado and Arkansas including 9 states and Canada. Here is a listing of what is included. Wyoming & Colorado RR FP7s on Passenger train, Louisiana & North West RR F7 on freight, Little Rock and Western RR Alco C420 on freight, Monon FP7s on Passenger from Indianapolis to Cincinnati (ex-Milwaukee Road), Southern Railway FP7s on passenger train (since sold), Bangor & Aroostook RR GP7s and GP38s, Belfast & Moosehead Lake RR GE 70-ton, St. Lawrence and Atlantic RR GP9s, Twin States Alco RS3 (Lamoille Valley RR), VIA RAIL Canada Passenger trains with FPA4s, FP9, and LRC (Winter action), Canadian National F7s,GP9s,SW1200,etc, Canadian Pacific Alcos and much more. This video is sure to please the person who likes older diesels and in general a variety of railroading activity. Fast-paced and lots to see here.
Early Diesels Volume 2 DVD
Early Diesels 2 continues the tradition started with "Early Diesels" in 1990. Volume 2 is loaded with variety and concentrates on western diesels operating between 1989 and 1989. First we visit California and the Trona Railroad with rare Balwin AS616's in the California Desert region. These units no longer operate on this line. Next we see switching operations in Council Bluffs, Iowa with older BN and Chicago Central units (GP10, etc). The Chicago Central unit puts on a nice show. Then there is a cameo appearance of ex CN SW1200 on the Alberta Prairie Railroad in Canada, followed by a nice segment on the Apache Railway in Arizona. This shortline runs from Snowflake to the BNSF connection at Holbrook and usually runs trios of Alco 420's, which we see in operation during our visit in 1991. Next we see a 44-ton center-cab Davenport on the Heber Valley Railroad in some great scenery during 1994. Next we see rare C415 Alcos on the Spirit of Oregon Dinner train which no longer operates. These units are now at the Mt. Hood Railroad. We also visited
Mt. Hood in 1995 and at that time shot a GP(ex SP) running rare mixed trains on this scenic route that connects with the Union Pacific at Hood River, Oregon. Finally we visit the Santa Fe Southern for GP9 action on this ex Santa Fe Railroad line from Lamy to Santa Fe. The Santa Fe Southern offers passenger service and freight service with some trains being mixed trains. All shot on video with live train sounds.
Early Diesels 3 was shot between 1986 and 2002 and contains a wealth of interesting video variety. First we see brief shots of U28B's on the Trains-Kentucky Trainsportation Railway(TTI) in Paris, KY. Next we see an Alco S2 on the Big South Fork Railway in Kentucky, followed by a scene of a Norfolk Southern Train in the 1980's with 3 GP30's. More quickie shots include Alcos RSD1 on the Tennessee Valley Railway Museum(downtown Chattanooga actually), and an old B&O GP40 and C&O poer at Prince, WV. We also see Marc Transit FP9, E9, and GP40 at Point of Rocks, Maryland, and Alcos on the Western Maryland Scenic. On the Potomac Eagle we see a B&O GP9, Alco FPA4 6793(ex VIA), and CSX FP7 118 on this scenic West Virginia railroad. There are additional scenes in New Brunswick, and Illinois with quick shots of different older power. In 2010 when the dvd was made we added some footage that includes 2 sets of F- units on the Ohio Central Railroad in excursion service. These units have since been sold. There is tons are variety here in a fast-paced show. 65 Minutes