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Greg Scholl Productions

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Greg Scholl Productions

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4501 25TH Anniversary

Former Southern Railway 2-8-2 number 4501 is the star of this program as we begin with historic film footage of 4501 as engine 12 on the Kentucky and Tennessee Railroad in the early 1960s. 1991 coverage includes several passenger excursions, and one-way freight run, plus the 25th Anniversary of the NS Steam program in Chattanooga featuring a tripleheader with 4501, 611, and 1218.

Running Time 60 min

$29.95
$23.95
11/18/15
463 On The C&TS

K-27 2-8-2 number 463 is the oldest regularly operated steam engine on the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad. In September 2014 we spent several days capturing this engine on 2 different freight trains(For Engineer & Fireman School Freights), plus we get to see it doubleheading with K-36 number 487 on the first fall doubleheader of the year. Its a great show of 463 plus the doubleheader action.

Running Time 103 min.

$25.00
$18.95
614 Coal Trains

614 Coal Trains is an unusual video of steam action in regular service on coal trains in the dead of winter. This occurred in January of 1985 and we bring you coverage of 6 different working days with 4 eastbound coal trains, and 2 westbound empties.

Running Time 78 min

$29.95
$23.95
614 Encore

The second of our 614 videos has the big 4-8-4 Lima Prohttp://www.gregschollvideo.com/images/614Encorecover.jpgduct making a full season of excursions once again for Chessie System. Our coverage starts in Cincinnati with trips to Louisville, and to Columbus, then heads to Virginia and the Mountain division. We finish up with 4 days of Huntington to Hinton trips in the fall which were the final excursions for the engine under the Chessie sponsorship.

Running Time 51 min

$29.95
$23.95
614 Revival

1980 was the year we saw the revival of former C&O 4-8-4 number 614 return to steam, and power the Chessie Safety Express excursions. Visit a number of states and see more than half the trips it operated during this fall season. Superb action scenes make you wish you were back there 30 years ago to see this great action, unmatched in todays climate of steamless trips on the CSX.

Running Time 70 min

$29.95
$23.95
6325 Freight Special

6325 Freight Special documents one of the last photo specials for the 4-8-4 on the Ohio Central Railroad in the fall of 2003. We'll see plenty of good action runbys as well as ride the caboose and get a ride in the engine cab. 6325 has not operated since 2004, and Ohio Central was sold in 2009, so this is historic.

Running Time 75 min

$29.95
$23.95
A Day on Soldier Summit

See 1991 action on the former Rio Grande Mainline through the rugged mountains of Utah. Rio Grande power dominates, but we also see the first SP script-lettered unit as this was after the SP take-over. This program was originally released in 1991, and was 30 minutes. In 2008 we put this on DVD, and added footage of a UTAH RAILWAY coal train with 8 units we shot in 1995.

Running Time 51 min

$24.95
$19.50
A Last Look At Steam

This show was originally produced by Rail Innovations and acquired by Greg Scholl Video Productions in 2011. This is a neat film, since it shows a variety of material mainly in the United States, plus a few Canadian excursion engines during the steam era. Some of the highlights for U.S. railroads including DM&IR, Nickel Plate, and Grand Trunk. This is another show shot and narrated by Newton Rossiter.

Running Time 29 min.

$19.95
$15.95
Big Boys & Challlengers

This video has been years in the making, as we have attempted to accumulate enough footage to justify such a release. We have 8mm footage by Warren Scholl, shot in 1954, but the majority of footage is 16mm color footage, including a good amount by Perry Becker (Of Perry's Hobbies) who made more than one trip to the area. Locations shown are North Platte, Cheyenne, Laramie, Rawlins, and of course action on Sherman Hill between Cheyenne and Laramie. You will see interesting things such as a "Big Boy" number 4006 on fire as it exits Hermosa Tunnel, with its stack hood still on as well. Also see a Gas Turbine leading a Big Boy in 3 different scenes. You will see the engine service areas in the locations mentioned above, and see some of the dead engine lines late in the steam era. This footage is all shot silent of course, and we have added music and informative narration. However, we do have another segment with some 16mm sound footage on Sherman Hill which includes several doubleheaders, such as 5500 series 2-10-2's with Challengers and Big Boys. There are also a couple of Big Boy scenes by Everett Rohrer, and some film he shot of the first test run, and first excursions in 1982 when Challenger 3985 first operated. So, for all those lovers of BIG BOYS, and big articulated steam Giants this one is for you.

Running Time 45 min. +23 min of Previews

$29.95
$23.95
Burlington Route Steam

Through the 16mm films of Everett Rohrer and Perry Becker (Of Perry's Hobbies) we can enjoy Burlington Route Steam from the upper Midwest to the states of Nebraska, Colorado and Wyoming. Regular service operations include Burlington’s ancient 4-6-0 number 919 on mixed train service from Cheyenne to Sterling, CO in 1956, and several Colorado and Southern steamers in Colorado in switching service. Colorado excursions are covered with C&S 2-8-0 #647, as well as 2-10-2 number 902 which later has the Great Western 2-10-0 #90 take over the train at Longmont. Several trips with 2-8-0 #638 are shown including its last run in December 1962. The big steam stars on The CB&Q(Burlington), are 4-6-4 Hudson number 3003, 4-8-4 #5632, and 2-8-2 #4960. There are many trips with 5632 and 4960, which were the last steamers in service on the Burlington. Action with 5632 is mainly out of Minneapolis into Wisconsin, but there is one trip in Colorado. 4960 is seen in Colorado, Nebraska, and on the circus train in Wisconsin a couple of weeks before 4960’s final run in 1966. All this is steam-era action with Colorado & Southern, and CB&Q under the umbrella of Burlington Route Steam. Historical action footage of a bygone era of steam railroading in the United States.

Running Time 72 min.

$29.95
$23.95
Canadian Vintage Steam

This program is new for 2008-2009 and includes a variety of steam action in several areas of Canada. Most of it is 16mm, from a variety of sources, but there is also a little bit of 8mm shot by Warren Scholl in 1958 of CN 4-8-2 number 6079 in Windsor, Ontario, and some CP commuter steam near Montreal in the summer of 1959. In this section we see a few G3 Pacifics, as well as 4-6-4 Royal Hudson 2822 in service. The 16mm material includes a section out west with Canadian Pacific action in the area of Kicking Horse Pass, and Banf, with some rare views of 2-10-4 Selkirk type engines plus a few others. Then there is a mish-mash of steam segment including a neat scene of a rare New York Central snowplow train with two ancient NYC steam engines in Southern Ontario. The core of the program is a neat visit over several days to Manitoba by Perry Becker (Of Perry's Hobbies) in July of 1959 where we see tons of action with both Canadian Pacific, and Canadian National, plus a couple of scenes of rare first generation diesels that wonder into the frame. There are scenes in Portage La Prairie, as well as the engine service areas of the CP and the CN at Winnipeg. If you have seen our Canadian Steam 1958 and 1959 then you will enjoy this, since several of the same engines are seen here as well, but not on the same visit. We also included a short segment of CN 4-8-4 6218 in excursion service in the 60's, and a few steam tractors in Canada as well. Music and Narration as no steam sounds exist with these silent films of course. Many of these scenes we rescued from odd films we have found here and there, and while some are short snippets they are now preserved at least for others to see. The snow plow scene was one such scene like some others where we had no clue who the photographers were. However, all the Becker footage, and Scholl footage is well documented in the script. A nice variety of steam in Canada.

Running Time 50 min.

$29.95
$23.95
Colorado & Southern Steam

Return to the 1950's and early 60's to witness some of the final steam operations on the Colorado and Southern Railroad. Most of our coverage is in Colorado although there is some 2-10-2 action in Wyoming, including a very special photo special. Enjoy 2-8-0's, 2-8-2's, and 2-10-2's in service which were the bulk of the C&S steam power during this time... 1954-1962. You will also see the last steam on a class 1 railroad, with 641 at Leadville, Colorado.

Running Time 95 min.

$29.95
$23.95
CSX F’s

The final four F-units on the CSX railroad are depicted in this DVD covering a variety of locations. Former Clinchfield Railroad FP7 #118 and F7 #116 and B-Units 117 and 119 are seen in historic film segments during the 1960s and in more modern service (1987-1988) on CSX. You will enjoy great action on mainline Roadrailer freight service in 1988, and see 118-119 on a track inspection train in 1987. This program has 30 extra minutes added of 118 in service that we included when converting to DVD in 2008.

Running Time 90 min.

$29.95
$23.95
11/29/16
CSX in The 90’s

CSX Transportation comprises many former railroad routes and names. We start in the Cincinnati area, with some shots at Queensgate yard, and the Union Terminal. Then we head across the River to the former C&O and see action along the Ohio River eastward. One day is spent during fall colors shooting trains along this line including the Russell area and along the Ohio River. Then we sample a couple of scenes on the New River, and head eastward and visit more West Virginia, and Maryland locations. These include Point of Rocks, Harpers Ferry, and Cumberland. At Green Springs we see a staged meet of Amtrak and Potomac Eagles vintage Alco FPA-4, and a B&O GP9 and see lots of freight action on the CSX mainline. We also see a shot at Hyndman Tower, and the Viaduct Over the old Western Maryland from the Cab of the Western Maryland Scenics FPA-4 as it goes under a CSX train. Then we head to the south to see some action in 1992 on the former Clinchfield Railroad, including a couple of scenes at Copper Creek Trestle, an iconic location along the Clinchfield.

There is a nice selection of older power, as well as some power thats less than a year old. Several towers are seen, including Covington, Limeville, Russell, Viaduct(Cumberland), and Hyndman. Also included are a few Barges on the Ohio River as we await a freight along the picturesque river town of Maysville, Kentucky. There are also a couple of passenger trains seen in the show, but its mostly freight action.

This was all shot in professional Betacam-SP format, the top format of the time period. There is also some fine scenery at many locations to enjoy along with this variety of locomotives and train action.

Running Time 78 min.

$29.95
$23.95
12/6/15
Cumbres & Toltec Collection

This special offer gets you the entire 5 dvd set for bigger savings. You get Riding the C&TS, 489 Cab Ride, 463 On The C&TS, Passenger Trains On The C&TS, plus Special Trains on the C&TS. Thats the entire set of discs in one special stackable case. Over 7 hours of action content.

Running Time 7 Hours over 5 DVD's

$75.00
$58.50
Deshler Mainline Crossroads

Deshler-Mainline Crossroads is a 2-dvd set in one case with 3 hours of coverage shot over a 4-year span from 2006-2009 covering parts of more than 11 different days. Loads of CSX trains, plus other railroads and lease units are seen throughout the show. Enjoy trains at the diamond, connections, and outside of town as well witness a great variety of motive power and trains.

Running Time 3 hrs. 2 Discs

$34.95
$26.50
DM&IR Steam Variety

This program is a great companion to our DM&IR Yellowstones-Giants of Steam. It has many things in it not seen in the other, which makes both videos great to own. The new DM&IR Steam Variety has many scenes of Proctor Engine terminal as well as Two Harbors terminal. Yes, there is plenty of 2-8-8-4 Yellowstone footage, and besides the ore hauling, we see them performing ore-thawing service, and in some late steam-era excursion service as well. Besides the big Yellowstones we also see a variety of other DM&IR steam engines including switching duties with ex-Bessemer engines and DM&IR power. We will see the well-proportioned 2-10-4's and other locos moving about the yard areas too.

This footage is all 16mm film originals, and shot by Perry Becker (Of Perry's Hobbies) of Minnesota. We have also included a few minutes of the nearby shortline Duluth and Northeastern Railway, that was shot by Maynard Laing during the same period as the Becker Films. All of the films have sound added by us. As with most films there was none that was shot on the film. However, we used audio that we had from 1958-59 visits recorded by Elwin Purington, that we also used on the DM&IR Yellowstones video. All the audio on this Steam Variety program that shows Yellowstones, has Authentic Yellowstone audio with those scenes. Other locomotives may not be authentic to their classes, but in most cases the scenes don't matter that much, since they are slow switching moves. The Duluth and North Eastern Audio is authentic also, since it was recorded about the time they were there.

As mentioned there are few excursion scenes shown, including one in 1961 which had two Yellowstones running on two separate excursions on the exact same day. One was from Two Harbors and one from Duluth. We see shots from both, which had Yellowstones 224 and 225 on the different excursion trains.

This program is slightly longer than the first one we did, thus is $5.00 more in cost. I think both this one and the DM&IR Yellowstones-Giants of Steam should be in all steam fan collections, especially those that enjoy big vintage steam power.

Running Time 44 mins.

$29.95
$23.95
DM&IR Yellowstones, Giants of Steam

The massive Yellowstone type 2-8-8-4 locomotives operated by the Duluth, Missabe, and Iron Range railroad in Minnesota were among the largest steam locomotives to ever run, and in 1958 and 1959 they were still hard at work. When other railroads in the United States were either entirely dieselized or nearly so, the DM&IR Yellowstones soldiered on for a few extra years. In this video, which was from original 16mm film shot by the late Maynard Laing, we visit the area on different trips, and enjoy pacing, lineside, and engine servicing with these famous locomotives. Incredible sequences where two of these monsters pass is hard to imagine, and what makes it all the more unique is that Mr. Laings longtime friend, Elwin Purington was there with his reel to reel audio tape recording capturing the sounds of these engines. Now some 40 years later we have merged the sights and sounds together for an enjoyable experience that will explore the history and excitement of the DM&IR Yellowstones.

Vintage photos and historical information from the Lake Superior Railroad Museum in Duluth are a fine compliment to this rare film.

Running Time 30 mins.

$24.95
$18.95
Early Diesels

This video contains a wealth of variety. First generation and some newer diesels are depicted in operation between 1987 and 1989. You'll see F-Units on freight and Passenger trains, Alcos on freight, GE 70-ton, GP7s and GP9s and ALCO FPA4s on Passenger trains.

Running Time 90 mins.

$34.95
$26.50
Great Steam Trains V.3

Great Steam Trains - Volume 3 continues the tradition of this fine series(Vol 1 and 2 were combined into "Great Steam Trains Combo"). There are 4 main segments as we normally do with this series. Features include: Norfolk and Western 4-8-4 #611 trip, 1993 Doubleheaded 4-6-2's in Virginia with 1286 and 1238, Cumbres and Toltec Doubleheaders from Chama to Cumbres in 1992, and Milwaukee Road 4-8-4 in 1994 on the New River Train from Huntington to Hinton, WV.

Running Time 70 mins.

$29.95
$23.95
Last Streamliners Through The Rockies

Ride two streamliner trains on the former Rio Grande through the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Ride the California Zephyr in a dome car from Denver, then ride a historic "Last Run" of the "Royal Gorge" through the Royal Gorge Canyon for the last time. Also more trackside action.

Running Time 60 mins.

$29.95
$23.95
Manitoba Steam in the 1950’s

Here is an interesting look at both Canadian Pacific and Canadian National steam around 1958 when photographer Newton Rossiter visited this prairie region. There is good variety including a lot of oil- burners as would be expected out west. This is another show that was originally produced by Rail Innovations and acquired by Greg Scholl Video Productions in 2011.

Running Time 29 min. + 23 min. previews

$24.95
$19.50
Memories of N&W 611

Norfolk Southern terminated the steam excursion program at the end of 1994, and 4-8-4 number 611 may never operate again. However our program will document many of the last runs of this magnificent locomotive as it steams through southern Ohio between 1992 and 1994.

Running Time 74 mins.

$29.95
$23.95
5/17/15
Nickel Plate 765 The Early Years

This show is a nice chronicle of some of the first runs for 765. Shot on super 8 sound movies, the transfer is crisp and the sound is good. We begin with a December 1, 1979 first run of 765 as it travels toward Bellevue on a cold snowy day. Then we begin 1980 with a one- way run with coaches from Bellevue, Ohio back to Fort Wayne, Indiana, and later the train adds some coaches as it continues westward to Illinois.

The engine went to the Toledo, Peoria, and Western for several weeks of break-in runs, including freight and excursions. This was like real steam railroading as 765 did some short stints as a helper, including on the rear of one freight. We also see it on the turntable, and preparing for a freight run to Effner which turned into a 2-day journey. Much of these runs were covered in the rail magazines at the time, as this was huge news for steam fans.

Two excursions were run, but for some reason we do not have a lot of movie coverage of these, but there is some. Afterwards, the engine was sent back to Ft. Wayne, again on a freight train(with no diesels), and we captured some nice running here, including pacing scenes. This was fun stuff to see with a big mainline engine hauling real revenue freight once again. This was a fine beginning for this great locomotive which is still operational today.

Running Time 60 mins.

$29.95
$23.95
11/28/14
N&W 611 The Early Years

Enjoy the first two years of operation of N&W Class J 4-8-4 number 611 as it begins its second tour of duty after its 1980's restoration in Birmingham, Alabama. Enjoy the first run to Roanoke along the Southern Mainline, the first trip to Norfolk up Blue Ridge Grade, plus more trips in 1982 and 1983 including freights and special excursions. Shot on sound movie film this has been expertly transfered for your pleasure. These are from the private collection of Greg Scholl before he was in the video business

Running Time 80 mins.

$29.95
$23.95
11/29/16
N&W 611 Trilogy 3 Volume Set (N&W 611 Trilogy Vol 1, 2 & 3)

$60.00
$49.95
11/29/16
N&W 611 Trilogy Volume 1

Enjoy the 2015 resurrection of the famous Class J 4-8-4 number 611 to operation. The mighty 611 ran until 1959 for Norfolk and Western, later ran from 1982-1994, and is back once again. In this first of three dvds (See the set specials below volume 3) we showcase the first public event for 611 at the North Carolina Transporation Museum in Spencer with a photo special. Next we watch the homecoming trip with some scenes between Spencer and Roanoke along the Southern and N&W trackage. In July 2015 we are back in Roanoke for a long 3-day weekend to watch 611 tackle the steep grades from Roanoke to Lynchburg in the morning and Roanoke to Walton each day. All this was captured in 2015.

Running Time 75 mins.

$25.00
$18.95
11/29/16
N&W 611 Trilogy Volume 2

This video concentrates on the May 2016 Roanoke trips similar to 2015, but with different locations and better weather perhaps. Two camera coverage brings you more action on each trip as the Mighty 611 hauls a heavy passenger train each day from Roanoke to Lynchburg in the morning, and from Roanoke to Walton and back in the afternoon on May 7 and 8, 2016. In addition we also bring you the one-way trip to Manassas later that month with some interesting and great sounding runbys.

Running Time 92 mins.

$25.00
$18.95
11/29/16
N&W 611 Trilogy Volume 3

In 611 Trilogy-Volume 3 we see more trips from 2016. We begin with the 2 days of trips from Greensboro, NC to Roanoke, VA. These trips were the second set of trips for 2016 and the first ones that did not have diesel helpers. In fact there are no diesel helpers in any of the 611 Trilogy videos. Next we take you to the last set of excursions for 2016 with trips from Manassas to Front Royal, Virginia. Fast running on the Greensboro trips with cool clear weather and steep grades on the Manassas trips make this a winner.

Running Time 95 mins.

$25.00
$18.95
11/29/16
N&W 611 Trilogy 3 Volume Set (N&W 611 Trilogy Vol 1, 2 & 3)

$60.00
$49.95
11/28/14
Norfolk & Western In Transition

Enjoy the transition from the end of the steam era on the N&W mostly around Batavia, Ohio and a few other selected spots where steam soldiered on. In addition to steam we see some early diesels on locals and freights. Enjoy the last steam-powered "Powhatan Arrow", rare scenes of a wreck, final days of Steam at Portsmouth, Ohio and Williamson.

Running Time 67 mins.

$29.95
$23.95
N&W Steam Freights

Enjoy some of the biggest steam power that operated in the United States as we present 2-8-8-2's, and 2-6-6-4 articulated steam power on the Norfolk & Western Railway. Color 8mm films by father Warren W. Scholl features all freight operations including other power like 4-8-2's on local freight, and 0-8-0 switchers in service.

Running Time 1 hr.

$29.95
$23.95
11/28/14
N&W Steam Passenger Trains

Enjoy classic vintage Norfolk and Western passenger trains with mostly streamlined power with J class 4-8-4's, and K Class 4-8-2's. Shot on 8mm films by Warren Scholl between 1954-1958 we see a nice mix of locations between Cincinnati and Portsmouth, Ohio, plus riding the N&W from various trips east and west. We finish with a segment on "Special Trains" including some Santa train shots, a cab ride, and a rare doubleheader, plus more. Classic N&W.

Running Time 71 minutes

$29.95
$23.95
N&W Steam Variety

Enjoy a variety of Norfolk and Western segments in this variety show. First we ride behind Class J 609 from Lynchburg on the Westbound Powhaton Arrow. Next we see Virginian Railway action with 200 series 4-6-2's east of Roanoke. Then we see more onboard footage to Bluefield on the N&W, before seeing some great color 16mm footage in 1958 in and around Roanoke.

Running Time 30 min. + free 30 min of extra previews

$29.95
$23.95
New Haven Mainline

This video was the work of photographer, and former New Haven Railroad employee Tom Donahue, and was also made possible through the New Haven Railroad Historical & Technical Association. The film covers mainly the shore line and its mainline with lots of Electric action. DVD has new improved cover, menu with chapters, and is Factory Pressed.

Running Time 70 mins.

$29.95
$23.95
Northern Pacific Farewell to Steam

In the early 1950's steam locomotives were being replaced rapidly by diesels on most railroads and Northern Pacific was no exception. Fortunately photographers like Mr. Maynard Laing, of Bellevue, Washington chronicled many of the final days of steam in his area including the famous Casey Jones excursions with some of the last NP steamers in the Seattle area.

Running Time 30 mins.

$24.95
$19.50
NYC Steam Finale

Enjoy a variety of New York Central Steam power in some of the final years and locations where steam operated. You will see mighty 4-6-4 Hudsons between Cincinnati and Chicago, as well as a variety of freight power such as 4-8-2 Mohawks, plus 2-8-2's and switchers such as 0-8-0's, and even 0-6-0's. This is 8mm color films transferred to video shot by Warren W. Scholl between 1954-1957.

Running Time 65 min.

$29.95
$23.95
11/18/15
Passenger Trains on the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic RR

We spent several days during September trackside to see the Cumbres and Toltec Passenger trains. We begin in the east at Antonito, and progress westward seeing views at Antonito, Big Horn, Sublette, Osier, Los Pinos, Tanglefoot Curve and Cumbres. Then we head west from Chama for trains up the 4% grade to Cumbres.

Running Time 97 min.

$30.00
$23.95
Pere Marquette 1225 Freight Special

Pere Marquette 2-8-4 number 1225 operates on several freight specials that are the first-ever photo trains for this Lima-built Berkshire type steam locomotive. Several 1940 and 1950's period freight cars are used, plus the engine is put back to the steam-era appearance as we enjoy clear sunny weather and have two camera crews to capture all the steam action.

Running Time 98 min

$29.95
$23.95
Pennsy Steam

Pennsy Steam is primarily a vintage show consisting of 8mm color steam films by Warren W. Scholl, and late 1930's B&W films shot professionally of steam tests and other interesting things. In addition we have included 1987 sound video of the first test run of K4 number 1361 out of Altoona. It only ran a few trips in its second career.

Running Time 65 min.

$29.95
$23.95
Plow Extras

In February of 1988 we returned to southwestern Ontario, to capture snow plow action on Canadian Pacific and Canadian National branchlines. We spent 10 days in the Stratford area and recorded 8 different plow extras. Also see rare film footage of 1971 plow wrecking. Many lines shown are now gone.

Running Time 45 min.

$29.95
$23.95
Prairie Rails

Prairie Rails is a well done program by Rail Innovations which was acquired by Greg Scholl Video Productions in 2011. The show covers CN and CP mainlines before venturing out to some of the branch lines that use smaller and lighter power such as the unique GMD1 locomotives on light rail. The program was originally released in 1997.

Running Time 57 min.

$24.95
$19.50
Rayonier Last Steam Logger

Maynard Laing ventured to Washington's Olympic Penninsula to capture the end of an era, with steam locomotives working the forests hauling out fresh log trains to the mill. The Rayonier mainline was 45 miles long, and featured several serviceable engines including articulated 2-6-6-2's. Two of them are seen on log trains including #14 and ex-Sierra Railway #38.

Running Time 30 min.

$24.95
$19.50
11/18/15
Riding The C&TS (Cumbres & Toltec Scenic)

Watch highlights from the 64 mile ride westbound from Antonito to Chama in September 2014. We begin with some scenes in the cab of 489, then transition into the train the rest of the way. We also see a few trackside views intermingled with the onboard footage.

Running Time 64 min.

$25.00
$18.95
Riding The Narrow Gauge in the 1950s

Take a unique trip over the Denver & Rio Grande Western from Alamosa, Colorado to Durango and Silverton, via Chama, New Mexico in the mid-1950's. Enjoy the 8mm movies of Warren W. Scholl from a 1954 trip, and another trip in 1956 with the entire family.

Running Time 60 min.

$29.95
$23.95
11/28/14
Rio Grande Southern Memories

Here is rare footage of Rio Grande Southern Operations on this storied railroad in the Colorado Rockies. There are films by several photographers, and its mostly color. We see steam operations including some freights, excursion runs, and several of the Galloping Geese in operation between 1947 and the end of operations on the RGS in 1951.

Running Time 49 min.

$29.95
$23.95
7/9/16
Rio Grande Standard Gauge Steam

This is rare vintage footage of Denver & Rio Grande Western Standard Gauge Steam, filmed between 1946 and 1956 when steam ended. We will enjoy a variety of locomotives including the massive L class 2-8-8-2 locomotives that hauled freight through the Colorado Rockies and into Utah.
Also includes,
4-8-4s 4-6-6-4s in Utah; locos, 2-8-0, 2-8-2, 4-6-0, 4-6-2, 2-10-2, 2-8-8-2 dnd 4-6-6-4s.

Music and Narration with no fake train sounds.

Running Time 38 min. plus 30 mins. of previews!

$29.95
$23.95
Rio Grande Steam Freights

Imagine if you could turn the railroad clocks back to say 1950 and relive the days of Rio Grande narrow gauge freight trains storming over Cumbres Pass. Well in the fall of 1992, photographer John Craft, organized a series of 5 trips over a one-week period that was the first time such trips were operated since the last Rio Grande freights of 1968. Trains with pusher engines, mid-train helpers, and 3-engine trains make this a special video!

Running Time 2 hrs.

$34.95
$26.95
Rio Grande Steam in the 1960s

Travel back in time with us to explore the Denver and Rio Grande Western (Rio Grande) narrow gauge operations between Alamosa, Chama, Durango and Silverton. These expertly shot 16mm films were accumulated by Clarence (Father), Perry, and Jim Becker (Of Perry's Hobbies) between 1957 and 1968, with visits being made in 1957, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, and 1968. For more details click...

There is a nice mix of passenger and freight operations in this program. The Beckers first ride the Durango to Silverton Train in 1957, as their introduction to the railroad. As a bonus we see K27 number 464 as the Durango yard engine, switching coaches in what would be its last season of operation on the Rio Grande. In 1961 the Becker brothers made a trip to narrow gauge land, and start by photographing a passenger special from Alamosa, and then west of Chama, photograph a doubleheaded freight toward Chama in the late afternoon, followed by more freight operations. Subsequent visits throughout the sixties brings us a nice variety of Durango activities with some excellent shots north of Rockwood along the spectacular High-Line where the train traverses the ledge high above the Animas River Canyon. There is plenty of freight action, as we see doubleheaders out of Durango up Bocea hill, and headed east toward Chama. There is also a doubleheader seen Westbound between Arboles and Durango. Several runs up the 4% grade from Chama to Cumbres are shown, including more than one run in one day. On one trip the train with rear helper stalls, and the sections have to be split. There is doubleheader action from Alamosa to Antonito, where trains were split, and an engine inserted mid-train for the run west to Cumbres. On one such run from Alamosa we see the first run for engine 492, along with 484, after 492 was repaired from its collision with a huge boulder a month or so earlier near Navajo. This is a fine collection of images, and all on 16mm. Its 85% color, with only one section being black and white, which was due to a processing malfunction. Like 95% of all vintage films, there was no train sounds on the films, so we have added some nice music, and set-up narration about important aspects of the footage. This is the first of several eventual programs that will feature part or all of the Becker films.

Running Time 60 min.

$29.95
$23.95
11/18/15
Rio Grande's Third Division

The Denver & Rio Grande Western operated Narrow Gauge and Standard Gauge out of Salida in several directions. This video concentrates on the Narrow Gauge steam operations including west to Gunnison over Marshall Pass, and the steep grades of the Monarch Branch which features the railroad's only switchback, and 4.5% grades. Multiple engine trains are seen with mountain railroading at its finest. This is footage from the 1940's through the mid-1950's.

Running Time 54 min.

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Rocky Mountain Snow Plow

Rocky Mountain Snowplow features the 1997 operation of the rotary OY with 3 locomotives. It's early May 1997, and Colorado and New Mexico's famous Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad is still closed with huge drifts of snow blocking the tracks for several miles! Clear weather and a boulder on the tracks makes this year particularly memorable.

Running Time 90 min.

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Santa Fe Pictorial

Enjoy great action on the Santa Fe Railway with a variety of trains and locations. Similar to our Southern Pacific Pictorial this video was shot over several years, and includes action on Cajon Pass, and Tehachapi loop, plus some additional shots along the transcontinental mainline in Arizona and New Mexico.

DVD includes an additional 20 minutes of footage that was added when the DVD was made. This new footage was shot in 1995, along the Santa Fe Mainline mostly in New Mexico and Arizona. We see some neat shots at the remote Canyon Diablo bridge, east of Flagstaff, including a brand new SD75 on a westbound which we see a couple of more times later. There are also scenes near Crozier, east of Seligman, and near Kingman. The Santa Fe may be gone in name, but it lives on in our video.

Running Time 80 min.

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Snowplow with CN F-7’s

In the winter of 1987 we ventured to Canada to capture some incredible railroad action. Stratford, Ontario is our base as we enjoy some plow runs on the branch lines that Canadian National (CN) owned. You'll see several plow runs with vintage F7's, a freight run, plus learn how the plow works.

Running Time 52 min.

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11/28/16
Snow Busting

Here is a dramatic and unusual video that should please everyone who enjoys steam, snow plowing, and steam freight trains. Shot over three years this video depicts great action busting through snow on the former Rio Grande, now the Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad. Besides busting through snow, and flanging, we see a variety of freight train runbys in addition to the snow plow action.

Running Time 93 min.

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Southern Pacific Pictorial

Enjoy great action on the Southern Pacific system with a variety of trains and places. There is heavy action on Cajon Pass and Tehachapi Loop, some scenes on Donner Pass in California, plus a few other places are sampled. Scenes were shot between 1989 and 1994, and there are two visits to Tehachapi where we see old power and new power 5 years later.

The DVD has some additional scenes that were shot in 1995, along the Shasta route, and includes some scenes with Mt. Shasta in the background. There are also a few other scenes in the region including near Klamath Falls, and more.

Running Time 70 min.

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Southern Pacific Vintage Steam

Enjoy a variety of Southern Pacific Steam power in the 1930's to mid-1950's in this new program. Shot mostly on 16mm film by several different photographers we see the powerful AC Cab Forwards, colorful Daylight 4-8-4's, plus everything from 4-8-2, to 0-6-0's and in between. Several pacific's are seen(4-6-2's) that survive today included 2467 and 2472, and we have included some modern day footage of these engines as well.

Running Time 60 min.

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11/18/15
Special Trains On The C&TS

The Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad sponsors various special trains during the operating season. The engineer and fireman school trains are a good example of these types of trains. We see 2 engineer School freight trains, and a late-in-the-day Sunset Train carrying passengers from Chama to Cumbres.

Running Time 87 min.

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SP’s Overland Route

This new DVD covers the area from San Francisco toward Salt Lake City, via Sacramento and the Sierra Nevada Mountains including Donner Pass. These are a collection of films shot by various photographers mostly during the late 1930's through the 1950's primarily with a few exceptions. The program is primarily color, and probably 80% steam, with some rare vintage diesels.

Running Time 67 min.

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SP Steam Fantrips

Southern Pacific operated numerous special trains and excursions during the early and mid-1950's right up until the final steam days. SP Steam Fantrips is a wonderful collection of many fantrips operated with many different engines all during the steam era. You will see multiple cab forwards on some trains, as well as some trips with switch engines several times during their long journeys. Locations are varied such as a trip to Santa Cruz, trips on the Modoc line in California and Nevada, and branch lines such as Placerville. This video contains all new footage never before released that will surely please the Southern Pacific and all steam fans.

Running Time 71 min

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Steam Memories of Ontario

This is another program we acquired from original producer Rail Innovations in 2011. The show is a great variety of Canadian Pacific and Canadian National steam power in the mid-late 1950's in Ontario. It was shot by Newton Rossiter, and he narrates some of it as well as other former railroad employees who worked many of the engines shown. This is a priceless program of steam power that has long since vanished. Music and narration, without fake train sounds. Original film was 16mm color.

Running Time 55 min.

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Steam Previews

Sample a great quantity of different feature programs in this newly constructed(2010)DVD. Inside you will find Western Contemporary, Eastern Contemporary, Vintage Steam from the film era, Narrow Gauge, Foreign, and just about all the steam programs we have available. In addition we have included some of our World War 2 previews. These previews are 30-60 seconds generally, although a few are longer where warranted, and each gives you a good idea of the content and the action you will see in the specific programs. Obviously we cannot show everything in a short time, but this is a great way to sample a show, and to see others that you may not have even considered until you see some clips on your own dvd player and screen. There are more than 65 Steam titles previewed.

Running Time 71 min.

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Steam Rotary

This 1991 video depicts snow-clearing operations on the former Rio Grande Narrow Gauge (now Cumbres & Toltec Scenic RR) in northern New Mexico and Colorado. The rotary OY is steam operated, but can only power a blade, thus locomotives are required to push it ahead. The southern Rockies are the fabulous scenery for this incredible event as K-36 locomotive 487 and 488 push the rotary higher into the mountains to clear drifts as high as the top of the Rotary.

Running Time 90 min.

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Superior Railroading

This show is about primarily Canadian Pacific along the north shore of Lake Superior. For the most part this is remote country, and seldom seen in pictures of any kind. Rail Innovations produced these two shows in 1992 and 1993 and Greg Scholl Video Productions purchased them in 2011. The two shows are "North of Superior". and "A Superior Winter".

Running Time 87 min.

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The 2101 Story

Here is an interesting look at this famous former Reading Railroad 4-8-4, that was rebuilt to operate in the eastern U.S. for the American Freedom train in 1975 and 1976. After a bit of history showing some of these runs, we see the transition into a new paint scheme for the Chessie Steam Specials which operated in 1977 and 1978. Most footage shot by Greg Scholl on Super 8 sound film, and expertly transferred to video.

Running Time 74 min

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11/18/15
Trackside on the D&S

A great companion video to Steam to Silverton is this video where we spent time capturing some steam train scenes along the Durango and Silverton Railroad. There were two trains a day, and we see some of the highlights trackside, plus a short on-train eastbound segment in the afternoon.

Running Time 77 min.

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11/29/16
Union Pacific in The 90’s

This visit to Union Pacific territory was mainly from two visits in 1995 and 1999. In 1995 we explore a few scenes at Creston, Wyoming, the crest of the continental divide. Then the next day we get lucky and find out the last Centennial Number 6936 is on a freight from Denver to North Platte. We catch up to it around Point of Rocks and chase it on to North Platte. Along the way we see additional freight trains on a somewhat rainy day. We also got invited into the cab of the 6936 which was the middle unit for a look around inside. Next we see a train passing from inside the SD60M as the train is stopped for a meet. Along the way we also see a unit hopper train with red SD70 demonstrators as distributed power. This was a fun day seeing this one-of-a-kind and largest diesel in the world in action.

Next we are in Rock Springs, Wyoming in 1999, to see a deadhead move of UP Steamers 3985(Live in steam), hauling 844(not in steam) and the support equipment for the steam program. They are returning from Sacramento after Railfair 1999, and a SD60 leads the train, so we keep with the theme of UP In The 90's for the diesel fan, but the steamers get this cameo look. We see some other UP freights along this route and we peal off near Green River.

The final segment is a 1999 visit to the hot spot of Gibbon, Nebraska. This is where the line from Cheyenne splits to go either to Omaha or Kansas City. We get there on a lovely July 5th morning and witness a variety of action, including a surprise visitor. In addition we see a lot of variety of motive power for SD40-2's on a rock train, to new power, and foreign power from other railroads. In this segment we were fortunate to get symbols and information for the majority of the trains we witness. It seemed like there was always a train coming or going during our visit.

Running Time 78 min.

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Union Pacific Steam Classic V. 1

Rare scenes of steam in Kansas including the 3-cylinder 4-12-2's plus a variety of other Union Pacific steamers from the late 1940's through about 1958 in Kansas and Nebraska. You will see everything from 2-8-0's on branch lines, and 0-6-0's switching, to mainline action with 4-8-2's, 4-6-2's, 4-8-4's, 4-12-2's and Challenger class 4-6-6-4's.

Running Time 55 min.

$31.00
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Union Pacific Steam Classic V. 2

This second edition of Union Pacific Steam Classics is totally different from Volume one. Volume one was all shot in Kansas and Nebraska by one photographer, but this one is a big variety of photographers and locations. You will see most of the modern steam power on the U.P., plus many of the famous spots like Cheyenne, Denver, Council Bluffs, Sherman Hill and much more.

Running Time 64 min.

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Vintage Rail Journey

Vintage Rail Journey is an incredible collection of trips shot in the 1950's and 1960's aboard many long distance trains throughout the United States. Ride cross country from Oakland on the Zephyr to Chicago, then New York Central to New York. More than 33 different railroads are seen in this video which shows some trackside shots as well as train riding. Several other trips were made to places like St. Louis, Washington, the Grand Canyon and much more.

Running Time 95 min.

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8/15/17
Vintage Steam In The East

84 minutes of rare color vintage steam action. ©2017. CBQ 4-8-4s & 2-8-2s; •CNW 4--6-2s; •Grand Trunk 4-6-2’s, 2-8-2,, 4-8-4’s. • Ill.Central 4-8-2’s & 2-10-2’s; •Long Island 2-8-0, 4-6-0 & PRR k-4s.•L&N 2-8-4’s. •Milw. Rd 4-8-4’s, 2-8-2,s & 4-6-4 streamliners. •NKP 2-8-2 & 2-8-4’s; •N&W 2-6-6-4’s & 2-8-8-2 pushers on coal trains. •Mississippian #7
•M&N 0-6-0 #12 in Kentucky.

Running Time 84 min.

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8/15/17
Vintage Steam In The West

39 minutes of rare all color vintage steam action. Great Northern 2-8-2’s & 0-8-0 in Minn. •Great Wester 2-10-0 #90 regular service in Colorado. •Milw Rd 2-8-0. •Northern Pacific 2-8-2s & 4-8-4 #2600. •Santa Fe 4-8-4’s; •SP 2-10-2 & 4-8-2’s. •UP 4-6-0 #1243 on Encampment Branch. •UP Steam Rotary 099 on Coalmont branch. •WP 403 & 404 on freight. •WP 4--6-0 on 50th Ann. of CZ and movie work.

Running Time 39 min.

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12/6/15
Western Steam Loggers

Some of the most interesting railroad was the back-woods logging operations, and related short-lines that fed off wood products. This mostly 8mm and super 8mm footage is from mainly two different sources. There are several different operations shown as follows:

Rayonier, Inc features 3 articulated engines including 2-6-2's #14, 38, 120, plus 2-8-0 #70 Klickitat Log and Lumber Shay #7 switching and hauling logs to the dump pond West Side Lumber, with narrow gauge Shay #10, hauling logs, and Standard Gauge Hiesler #3 Robert Dollar Company 2-6-2T(Tank Engine) switching cars at Glendale, Oregon Pickering Lumber Shays, Number 6,8, & 33, on log trains, plus more Special Excursion with Sierra 28, engine 3, and Pickering Shay #8 all in one day Feather River Railway switching with Shay #2, and then #3 on an early excursion

There is lots of variety in this fast-paced show with narration and music. Enjoy some of the last steam loggers in the United States in this historic video presentation.

Running Time 64 min.

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8/15/17
Western Steam Trips

65 minutes of Historic Steam-Era Fantrips in the West in the 1950’s & 1960s. DRGW 2-8-2s Narrow G.•SP&S 4-8-4 #700, NP 2-8-2 #1911 & NP 4-8-4 #2626. •NWP May 1952 various engines. •SF 4-6-4, •Sierra 2-8-0 #34 & 36 doubleheading, 1952. •Santa Maria Valley #21 + SP#1744. •SP 4460 on 3 runs in 1958. •WP #94+ 2-8-2 #334 in 1954 and 1958. From color silent films. Music and informative narration.

Running Time 65 min.

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