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Early Diesels Vol 1 DVD
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Early Diesels Vol 1 DVD Greg Scholl Video Productions GSVP-32
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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.

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DVD Item#:GSVP-32
Runtime:1 Hour, 30 Mins ($0.36/min)
Producer:Greg Scholl Video Productions
Aspect Ratio:Full Screen
Shrink Wrapped?:Yes
Disc Type:DVD
Region Code:0 Worldwide NTSC
Early Diesels Vol 1 DVD
Steamboy (Revere MA US) on 2020-08-04 17:10:06.

People who found this review helpful: 8

  •  5 of 5

In this recently turned 30 year old program from 1990, the majority of these segments were recorded in 1988. The first 30 minutes were filmed between April & September of 1988. Here are some facts: the Wyoming & Colorado with former Alaska railroad FP7s were shot on the day in June of 1988 after the Union Pacific challenger 3985 excursion from UP steam volume 1 in 1989. The Little Rock & western & Louisiana & northwest segments were filmed in April of 1988 during production of Greg�s other titles: Arkansas Alcos & cotton belt 819 Arkansas steam not to mention the eureka springs & north Arkansas wood burning 2-6-0 number 1 from the since been super rare/hard to find/out of print title: American steam in the 80s from 1989. The monon f units in Indiana were filmed in September of 1988 just not long after nickel plate road 2-8-2 number 587 was restored to operating condition. The second 30 minutes of this program was filmed in September & October of 1989 when Greg visited not only the northern New England states of Maine, New Hampshire & Vermont, but also New Brunswick Canada for the Salem & Hillsboro railroad. That long gone but not forgotten tourist railroad can be found in the great steam trains combo along with Canadian National 7470 at the Conway scenic railroad which was also filmed in the fall of 1989 during production of this program. The only 1987 segment was the final runs of Southern F units 3496, 3497, & 3499 during the NRHS convention in Roanoke. More trips of the convention can be shown in Norfolk Southern steam volumes 1 (pure N&W with 611 & 1218), & 3 (the steam freights). The final 30 minutes of this program was filmed in 1988 during production of one of Greg�s best selling titles: plow extras. Some scenes in this 30 year old program was shown in Choo Choo Christmas from 1996, & lots & lots of trains volume 1 by Marshall publishing in 1998.

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

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Early Diesels Vol 1 DVD
chris collins (fletcher north carolina) on 2020-09-09 21:52:54.

People who found this review helpful: 1

  •  5 of 5

just finished watching this and the other two videos and these were some really interesting videos greg scholl early diesels vol.1 looks at early diesel operations in the late 1980's on both fright and passenger trains in nine states and canada which many of the diesel locomotives no longer operate today the action featured includes the wyoming & colorado railroad operating on a former branch line from the union pacific with a a-b f unit on a passenger train alco c420 102 on the little rock western in arkansas operating on the former rock island mainline the louisiana & north west with a geep and fp7 the two monon fp7's from the indiana transportation museum on a passenger train from indianapolis to cincinnati ohio on the former b&o mainline 3 former southern fp7's nos 3499 3497 and 3496 on a passenger train in virginia for the 1987 nrhs convention that would be held in roanoke which this would be the last runs for these southern fp7's as they were sold off than there's three railroads in the new england reign which include the bangor & aroostook with gp38's and gp7's hauling fright trains in maine the belfast & moosehead with 70-ton switchers on a passenger train and the twin states railroad with the video than concludes with a visit to canada to view operations with alco's on canadian pacific old power from canadian national which include cn's f units which were retired as well as via rail passenger trains that include fpa4's fp9's and lrc's and there's also an amtrak passenger train leaded by one of the famed fp40h's (they might not be part of the subjuct but the fp40h's were one of the early diesels for amtrak until the latter power took over) overall this an excellent video viewing many of these old diesels in action most of the stuff i've bought from greg scholl is mostly the videos on steam so i thought i'd see how some of the diesel videos were and this is a great video for aanyone who's interested in diesel locomotives

Additional remarks by chris collins:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? Maybe.
Image quality: Good.
DVD Value: Overpriced for the amount of enjoyment I got out of it.
Recommend to others? Definitely.

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