FT103 The Diesel that Revolutionized Railroading in America DVD
Steamboy (Revere MA US) on 2020-11-14 20:51:13.
The first full hour of this 2 hour program shows vintage films of the Union Pacific M-10000, M-10001, CB&Q Zephyr, Boston & Maine Flying Yankee, Demonstration Units, Company films, & even Building photos of the FT. There are also More E & F units on Every Fallen Flag Railroad Like the New Haven, Rio Grande, Northern Pacific, Boston & Maine, Reading, Union Pacific, Santa Fe, Lackawanna, & more. There are also some steam scenes in regular service on the Illinois central, Grand Trunk Western, Norfolk & Western, Rio Grande, Northern Pacific, Union Pacific, & Milwaukee Road. The only piece of film during the 103's 11 month tour in 1940 was at the Hoosac tunnel on the B&M.
The second full hour of this 2 hour program was some restoration work with the FT that was later Southern 6100. There are also F units on Commuter service in Massachusetts, NY, NJ, Maryland, & Illinois. Plus a few in Canada. During the Open house there are some Special familiar diesels: BN SD40-2 7111, Monon BL-2 32, Santa Fe FP45 101, UP Centennial 6936 & SD60M 6200, Chicago & Northwestern GP7 1518 which was originally Demonstration unit 100, CN SD60F 5535, Great Northern SD45 400, Reading GP35 5513, & Indiana Harbor belt 9007. Some Stock Footage from Steamin' to LA, & Rails To Roanoke are shown. An interview with 4449 Engineer Jack Wheelihan is included. The Theme song from 2001: a Space Odyssey is shown during the door opening for the completion of the 103.
Additional remarks by Steamboy:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? Maybe.
Image quality: Good.
DVD Value: Seemed a little high, but not too bad.
Recommend to others? Yes.