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Nickel Plate Combo DVD
We begin this show with Nickel Plate 2-8-2 number 587 as it makes its break-in run from Indianapolis in September of 1988. We see it downtown, and then on the Indiana Rail Road for a trial run. Then later in September we witness the first excursions for this engine with two roundtrips from Indianapolis to Logansport, Indiana. These trips were with the Indiana Transportation Museums lovely trainset that included 9 stainless steel former Santa Fe coaches.
Next we see 2-8-4 number 765 on two trips during 1987 in cool weather from Huntington to Hinton. This has all different footage from our NKP 765 Autumn Spectacular with some different locations such as Stretcher's Neck Tunnel and others. You will also hear a second whistle on 765 which was a lovely sounding Pennsy Whistle and the mars light was on the engine in 1987 in classic Nickel Plate appearance.
These two segments of 765 and 587 were originally released in a 1988 video called "American Steam Volune One". This new program on DVD, is the first use of these on any DVD however, and we have included some additional footage that includes a day shooting 765 in 1985 on the Huntington-Hinton line. This fast running mainline action is very historic since most steamers cannot operate on mainline tracks in this era, or if they do it is with diesel assist for insurance reasons. There are no diesel helpers in this program on excursion runs.
- Run Time 1 Hour 14 Minutes Plus Previews
- Screen Format: Full Screen (4:3)
- No region code; can be played in NTSC DVD players worldwide
- Produced by Greg Scholl 2006