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Nickel Plate 765 Autumn Spectacular DVD
Nickel Plate 765 Autumn Spectacular
Nickel Plate 765's appearance in Michigan during 2009 has spawned renewed interest in this 2-8-4 steam locomotive. This coverage is from 1986 when 765 powered heavy trains at speed along the former C&O mainline. We begin with a weekend of Huntington to Hinton roundtrips on the famous New River Trains. No engine sounds louder than 765 as it starts a 29 coach train from St. Albums, or powers along at 50+ miles per hour. You will also see the last use of steam on the Hinton turntable. These trips have always been classic steam action, and 765 puts on a great show. Next we watch 765 on a one-way trip to Cincinnati from Huntington, which includes some nice side-by-side pacing shots from the car in good afternoon light.
From Cincinnati, 765 powered a weekend of trips to Russell, KY, which was the last stronghold of Chesapeake and Ohio Steam during the steam era. This trip includes some nice fall colors as it travels along the Ohio River.
Originally this program was 46 minutes on videotape, but now its been re-edited for DVD and includes more scenes, and extra footage including two days of 765 from 1985 trips in the same area. This includes one trip from Huntington to Hinton, and another one-way trip toward Cincinnati.
- Run Time 1 Hour 16 Minutes
- Produced by Greg Scholl 2009