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Rail Industry Films - Greg Scholl Video Productions
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Rail Industry Films - Greg Scholl Video Productions Greg Scholl Video Productions GSVP-21 604435013194
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This selection of old films contains 4 different films that are 16mm original company films. The first is a Steel Company film and is all about the testing of their special wheel sets(Trucks), made for the railroads. This shows a test car, and several trains including steam and diesel. It was made in the 1940's or early 1950's. The second one(Also in Color), is called "The Power to Stop", and is about the brakes on passenger train coaches, and other cars. This shows a Milwaukee Road Hiawatha style engine pulling the test car up to 100 mph, and the car is uncoupled at speed to make the brake tests. Both of these films have narration. The third film is a Pennsylvania Railroad Black and White silent film called "On to Washington". This rare film was made in the 1930's, and shows PRR routes all over the midwest, then concentrates on Washington DC sightseeing. This film was silent, and we added background music. It does show some passenger car interiors which is quite interesting, such as the Porter, the dining car, and lounge cars. The fourth film is a gem, by New York Central called "The Steam Locomotive". It is 20 minutes and Black and White. It is all about the famous New York Central Hudson(4-6-4), one of the most recognizable engines on the planet at the time. You see servicing the engine, as well as backshop work, roundhouse inspections, and other aspects that go into making these engines run properly. And there are several operating views from inside the cab to side-by-side scenes in action. The Steel films are in color while the PRR and NYC(1948), are in black and white. Greg Scholl Video Productions

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DVD Item#:GSVP-21
Runtime:1 Hour, 30 Mins ($0.20/min)
Producer:Greg Scholl Video Productions
Aspect Ratio:Full Screen
DVD UPC:604435013194
Shrink Wrapped?:Yes
Disc Type:DVD
Region Code:0 Worldwide NTSC
Rail Industry Films - Greg Scholl Video Productions
Leon (Anchorage, AK via Nashville, TN) on 2013-05-07 20:27:14.

People who found this review helpful: 7

  •  4 of 5

I was particular interested in this film, although I never took the time, I've wondered about the wheels and brakes on the trains...The history channel gave us a little, this one gave a lot. I never considered the in depth & scientific study, railroad men went to, to give passengers a good ride. And anytime the film say Hudson / Mohawk, I'm thrilled...I also learned where most of the steam engines were built, I'm really excited to here Norfork & Western or the Lima Company and their steam engines, seems like they built the best...I Also learn the terms associated with these engines, and how the engines got their names!

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

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Rail Industry Films - Greg Scholl Video Productions
Steamboy (Revere MA US) on 2017-06-23 19:54:29.

People who found this review helpful: 5

  •  3 of 5

As a GSVP fan myself, these 4 films 2 in color & 2 in black & white, examine the details of how each railroad part is made and how it works. Among these 4 films, My faviorite has to be Greg's Favorite (The Steam Locomotive: the New York Central Version, Not the Santa Fe Version). after these there are 5 previews of Greg's vintage videos that were made up to which this compilation was made in 2006, Which includes Burlington Route steam, Union Pacific Steam Classics Volume 1, Riding the Narrow Gauge in the 1950's(Which was the Very First Warren W. Scholl program ever made), Rio Grande Steam in the 1960's & DM&IR Yellowstones: Giants of Steam.

Additional remarks by Steamboy:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? Maybe.
Image quality: A little rough around the edges.
DVD Value:: Fair.
Recommend to others? Yes.

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