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Nickel Plate 765 The Early Years DVD
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Nickel Plate 765 The Early Years DVD Greg Scholl Video Productions GSVP-056 604435005694
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This show is a nice chronicle of some of the first runs for 765. Shot on super 8 sound movies, the transfer is crisp and the sound is good. We begin with a December 1, 1979 first run of 765 as it travels toward Bellevue on a cold snowy day. Then we begin 1980 with a one- way run with coaches from Bellevue, Ohio back to Fort Wayne, Indiana, and later the train adds some coaches as it continues westward to Illinois.

The engine went to the Toledo, Peoria, and Western for several weeks of break-in runs, including freight and excursions. This was like real steam railroading as 765 did some short stints as a helper, including on the rear of one freight. We also see it on the turntable, and preparing for a freight run to Effner which turned into a 2-day journey. Much of these runs were covered in the rail magazines at the time, as this was huge news for steam fans.

Two excursions were run, but for some reason we do not have a lot of movie coverage of these, but there is some. Afterwards, the engine was sent back to Ft. Wayne, again on a freight train(with no diesels), and we captured some nice running here, including pacing scenes. This was fun stuff to see with a big mainline engine hauling real revenue freight once again. This was a fine beginning for this great locomotive which is still operational today.


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DVD Item#:GSVP-056
Runtime:1 Hour, 00 Mins ($0.45/min)
Producer:Greg Scholl Video Productions
Aspect Ratio:Full Screen
DVD UPC:604435005694
Shrink Wrapped?:Yes
Disc Type:DVD
Region Code:0 Worldwide NTSC
Nickel Plate 765 The Early Years DVD
Hawaii_train_dude (Mililani, Hawaii) on 2019-09-11 00:58:32.

People who found this review helpful: 3

  •  5 of 5


Probably one of the best programs that Greg has put on 765�s early excursion career. These are private films shot by Greg himself on a Super 8 mm camera. Honestly for old films the images quality and sounds just gives it a unique and different look to the viewer especially 765 speeding along the line, you can definitely hear that stack talk! This is a rare moment in history that highlights 765�s rebirth in excursion service, so if you like steam or a fan of 765 this is one thing program that you should give watch!

Additional remarks by Hawaii_train_dude:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? Yes.
Image quality: Good.
DVD Value: Seemed a little high, but not too bad.
Recommend to others? A "Must Have"!

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Nickel Plate 765 The Early Years DVD
Steamboy (Revere MA US) on 2016-07-22 20:21:44.

People who found this review helpful: 1

  •  5 of 5


This Newly Released DVD in 2014, Features the Test Runs & First Excursions of 765 During the Transition of the 1970's to the 1980's (December 1, 1979-June 20, 1980). There Are a couple of scenes that nobody noticed. 1. There was a Musical segment during the rest of the first chasing Day as Greg's Super 8 Sound Film Camera's Mike Refused to Co-operate. And 2. After doing some Pushing Service on The TP&W, 765 is Running light, Going Backwards, & Blowing its own 2 Whistles at The Same Time.

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

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