The age of steam may be long gone, but in St. Louis there is a link to that bygone era. Frisco 1522 until recently was a fully operational steam locomotive that ran on occasion.
In this program, you値l see 1522, (which is a 1926-built 4-8-2 溺ountain-Type engine) leading the 摘mployee Appreciation Special for the Burlington Northern & Santa Fe Railway, and then pulling a trip at the National Railway Historical Society convention in St. Louis.
While on the Employee Appreciation Special 1522 puts on a great show as she pulls the train from Tulsa to Oklahoma City, then on to Ft. Worth. This is no amusement park train just chuffing along, 1522 really gets up and goes!
Features:*Running on her old Frisco rails in Missouri
*Pulling the Employee Appreciation Special in Oklahoma and Texas
*Pulling the NRHS convention special from St. Louis to West Quincy and return.
*Plenty of scenes where the locomotive is really working.
*DVD includes chapter menu, crystal clear video and sound.
If you like steam locomotives, then you値l want to see one of steam railroadings shining stars as she helps people young and old relive the mighty days of steam!Approx. 60 minutes. From Railway Productions
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On the Road with Frisco 1522
rrvideoman on 2009-02-23 04:54:59.
4 of 5
Watching a Steam Train working is always exciting, and this video is no exception. I enjoyed watching the train deadheading to a destination with no diesel. This gives it a sense of realism as though it was in the days of active steam working. The topic is well covered and the operations of the train is really good. There is lots of narration to explain all that is going on. Nice long runs makes the scenes very interesting. This is not some short, tourist attraction steamer that is just playing around on excursion runs. This a railroad company event that does an great job showing the power the engine was designed for. I did find that the kids enjoyed it for a while, but within a 1/2 hour lost the interest. One of my sons did ask me if the Steamer was working, or the diesel was actually doing the work? It is a very fine video that I definitely recommend especially for those of us who are a bit older and appreciate the days of our past.
Additional remarks by rrvideoman: Narration:Just enough. Would kids enjoy this?Maybe. Image quality:Excellent! DVD Value:Good Value Recommend to others?Definitely.
On the Road with Frisco 1522
armchairrailfan on 2008-12-19 23:30:21.
5 of 5
Frisco 1522 became a favorite excursion steam locomotive of anyone that saw it run. The 1926 Baldwin built1522 was well known for the loud and sharp bark of it's exhaust and it's steamboat style whistle. Sadly, 1522 was short lived in it's excursion life, retired back to a display engine due to the inability of the St Louis Steam Train Associations inability to keep it running. Maybe it was the cost of maintaining the labor-intensive steamer, or maybe it was the cost of liability insurance which went through the roof a few years ago, or maybe it was something else that caused the retirement. I never got to see 1522 in action, but it has become one of my favorites.
<p>This video covers the 4-8-2 Frisco 1522 pulling a BNSF Employee Appreciation Special and a fan trip for National Railway Historical Society in St Louis, MO. The program starts with 1522 and a short train on a ferry move to Tulsa OK where several cars and a GE C44-9 were added to the consist to pull some round trips to Sapulpa. Then it's on to Perry and Oklahoma City OK and Haslet TX for more employee trips. The last 17 minutes covers the NFHS excursion between St, Louis and West Quincy MO.
<p>Narration is plentiful with good information. The photography is sharp and crystal clear. Crank up the stereo to Earschplittenloudenboomer and yank the knob off! The kids will love this one for the loud stack talk and whistle. This is one of those videos that you will want to watch again and again...one step above a <i><b>MUST HAVE!!<b></i>
Additional remarks by armchairrailfan: Narration:Just enough. Would kids enjoy this?Definitely! Image quality:Excellent! DVD Value:Excellent Value! Recommend to others?A "Must Have"!