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Reading & Northern 425 Solo Excursions DVD
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Reading & Northern 425 Solo Excursions DVD Steam Video Productions SVP425SEDVD
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See Reading & Northern 4-6-2 #425 like never before: running solo on the steep grades of the R&N mainline. This is easily the most thrilling #425 video yet, with full coverage of 3 days of solo runs during the 2016 season, including the first ever Autumn Leaf Excursion operated without a diesel helper.

This program begins with the first trip of the year: a two-day photo charter in mid-February, which featured #425 on the point of a 4-car passenger train with an authentic Reading 6-chime whistle. Operating amidst falling snow and bitterly cold temperatures, the special ran from Port Clinton to Jim Thorpe and then north into the Lehigh Gorge - with great runby action at a number of rare locations.

We'll then skip ahead to the last trips of the year, as #425 pulled two days of Autumn Leaf Excursions in October. Operating between Port Clinton and Jim Thorpe, these are the most popular trips the railroad offers and they always run with diesel assistance because of the length of the train. On Saturday the 15th, #425 pulled the usual 14-car train with an SD40-2 diesel helper (the only trip with a diesel in this video). Sunday was the big event, as #425 pulled 8-cars solo for the first time on one of these excursions. We'll chronicle this historic trip with extensive in-cab views as the little Pacific struggles mightily on the grade north of Tamaqua. Almost half this video is dedicated to this one incredible excursion.

Filmed entirely in HD, this program features impressive steam action and beautiful eastern scenery. There is minimal narration (with the option to turn it on or off) and no distracting music.

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Blu-ray Item#:SVP425SEBD
Runtime:1 Hour, 52 Mins ($0.16/min)
Producer:Steam Video Productions
Aspect Ratio:Wide Screen
Shrink Wrapped?:Yes
Disc Type:DVD or BLU-RAY
Region Code:0 Worldwide NTSC
Reading & Northern 425 Solo Excursions DVD
chris collins (fletcher north carolina) on 2018-09-08 11:33:22.

People who found this review helpful: 1

  •  5 of 5

solo excursions looks at reading & northern pacific 425 on some different trips in 2016 the video starts with a photo charter in February with 425 on a 4 car passenger train without one of the r&n's diesel's help or even the water tender than the video looks at the last trips of the year the railroad's popular autumn leaf excursions staring on October 15th excursions with the 425 on the usual 14 car passenger train from port Clinton to jim Thorpe this trip had the water tender and a diesel for help (the one on this trip was r&n 3050) than october 16th was the big anticipation as 425 would run the first autumn leaf e xcursion this had 425 on a 8 car passenger train once again without one of the diesel's or water tender than there's cab footage while climbing the steep grade of tamaqua and return i put this video with sound and furry as my favorite 425 video's (i did like the autumn leaf exscursions video it's just i liked sound and ferry and this one bit more)

Additional remarks by chris collins:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? Maybe.
Image quality: Excellent!
Recommend to others? Definitely.

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Reading & Northern 425 Solo Excursions DVD
rrvideojunkie (Lindenhurst NY US) on 2017-02-26 08:43:07.

People who found this review helpful: 1

  •  5 of 5

I have a number of DVD's from this producer and he does an excellent job capturing the action with great camerawork. I will continue to purchase future titles of interest from this producer. If I have one critique of his programs, it is the rather non-charismatic narration. It sounds absent of enthusiasm almost as if he dreaded shooting the footage. I sound more energetic about 15 minutes after I get out of bed. I'm sure he has brisk sales but better narration quality might improve his sales further.

Additional remarks by rrvideojunkie:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? Yes.
Image quality: Excellent!
DVD Value: Excellent Value!
Recommend to others? Definitely.

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