German Standard Gauge DVD
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Take a trip to Europe and focus on standard gauge steam in the former East Germany, as several locomotives are used in a winter Plandampf, or steam plan, whereby steam is placed on regularly scheduled freight and passenger trains for several days in a row. Many picturesque scenes include: interesting towns, viaducts, signals, and stations. Rare tank engines are seen including Class 94 (0-10-0T), Class 95 (2-10-2T), and Class 65 (2-8-4T) plus there are cameo appearances by other engines including a pair of Pacifics (4-6-2's), and a 2-10-0. You'll see why tank engines were so useful, when they arrive at a small stub-end station in the hilly-country, then simply run around the train and depart. There are some very "European" scenes with interesting locations where the train crosses a classic stone viaduct over a valley, and we see locations where the semaphore signal drops as a class 65 departs the area. This is fine example of German steam, videotaped in 1994. This show was also part of the Steam Around The World Series released in 1996, and was not converted to video until this release on DVD in 2021. This was shot in the winter of 1994 therefore there are some snow scenes and of course cold weather smoke effects.
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