These films were shot between 1954 and the end of steam on the Norfolk and Western. Most of the films were shot on the Cincinnati to Portsmouth line, the western end of the Norfolk & Western Railway. Steam freight operations ended in 1956, but Mr. Scholl would contine to seek out steam in places like Portsmouth after 1956, and even went into the depths of West Virginia to places like Ieager, and Williamson to see steam in the final days of operation. Most of the film centers around the Batavia area, since this was where we lived and saw steam on a routine basis. There are time freights, and coal trains, plus locals switching sidings. There is even one scene where a freight car is being poled in Batavia Siding, an operation now forbidden on all railroads. We have included tons of interesting information about the locomotives, the operations, and locations that are shown, and appropriate background music is used to add to the enjoyment. This is the second in the Warren Scholl film series(Riding the Narrow Gauge in the 1950's was the first), and we know you will enjoy seeing our home town views of steam as it was on the Norfolk and Western. This part of the N&W was seldom filmed, as most easterners went to Blue Ridge, and other more popular locations. The DVD also features some comp...
- Item ID: B000PMB6XS
- Brand: Greg Scholl Video Productions
- ASIN: B000PMB6XS
- UPC: 604435012791Part No: gsvp-5