Extreme Steam 2 DVD Collection
By Pentrex

Extreme Steam 2 DVD Collection
5 Hours 30 Mins


Product Description

Extreme Steam & Extreme Steam Volume 2 available as a money-saving two DVD Collection. You'll get volume 1 and volume 2 packaged separately.

Extreme Steam

Steam still thunders down the tracks on railroads across North America. A new generation of railfan photographers, equipped with digital video cameras, is riding and chasing the trains, capturing them in all their splendor with fantastic images. Pentrex has edited the best of the best to bring you a very special video experience.Three hours of nonstop steam action delivers ten different steam engines, including the sought-after final run of Frisco 1522, side-by-side running of Ohio Central's 6325 and 1293, and SP&S 700 in Montana! You can enjoy the exciting sights and sounds of: Canadian Pacific 2816 (23 Minutes)CP 2816, a 4-6-4, was built by Montreal Locomotive Works in 1930, retired in 1960, and sold to Steamtown in 1964. Canadian Pacific reacquired the locomotive in 1998 and restored it to service in 2001. We cover two of its trips through the spectacular Canadian Rockies. First, in May of 2002, we follow the Hudson pulling a short passenger train from Yale, British Columbia to Banff, Alberta. Some of the highlights are the Thompson River Canyon, Notch Hill, Glacier, Field, and Kicking Horse Pass. On parts of the journey the 2816 works unassisted, while on the steepest portion GP38-2 diesel 3084, painted in classic CP maroon and gray livery, is added on the point. Then in June of the same year we enjoy a mixed freight and passenger train on the Crowsnest Pass route with 2816 on the point followed by two tenders and the 3084.Milwaukee Road 261 (8 Minutes)Join us as we chase the mighty Milwaukee Road 261 from Minneapolis to Duluth and return during May of 2002. Pulling a 16-car passenger special unassisted, the shiny black 4-8-4 looks great and sounds great roaring through the north woods of Minnesota.Mt. Rainier Scenic 2-6-2T #7, Heisler #2, and 2-8-2T #17 (8 Minutes)Three engines are steamed up for a railfan event in June of 2001. We visit the south end of this ex-Milwaukee Road branch between Elbe and Mineral, Washington. Both freight and passenger trains are featured traversing this ultra-scenic territory.Ohio Central 6325 and 1293 (48 Minutes)We visit the Ohio Central twice in 2002. On our first visit in June, former Grand Trunk Western 4-8-4 6325 pulls a passenger special from Dennison, Ohio to Morgan Run, then a pair of F-units hauls the train north to Sugar Creek. Later in the day ex-Canadian Pacific 4-6-2 1293 teams up with the 6325 on a doubleheader back to Morgan Run. The day ends with a diesel-powered run to Dennison.We spend two days in October at the Ohio Central's Fall Photo Festival. FP-9s 6307 and 6313 make their debut in colors reminiscent of the Pennsylvania Railroad. The first day is filled with photography of a diesel passenger train and a steam freight train pulled by the 6325. On the second day we move to the double track mainline west of Coshocton for spectacular side-by-side runbys with the 6325 and 1293 pulling freight and passenger consists. The day ends with the 6325 hauling a 54-car coal train. This was the last major steam event on the Ohio Central before the railroad announced that it would discontinue all steam operations in May of 2003. It could be your last chance to witness these magnificent locomotives in operation!SP 4449 on Stampede Pass (16 Minutes)Still wearing its black paint scheme from the previous year's BNSF special, the 4449 handles a 2-day passenger excursion in May of 2001. The train heads east from Portland along the north shore of the Columbia River to Kennewick, Washington, then northwest to an overnight stop in Yakima. The second day features the climb over Stampede Pass and a fast run down the double-track mainline from Auburn to Portland.Spokane, Portland & Seattle 700 in Montana (18 Minutes)A fall foliage excursion in October of 2002 provides the opportunity for SP&S 700 to stretch its legs on the route of Montana Rail Link. The fall colors are at their peak, adding to the scenic beauty of the Big Sky state. On the 3-day eastward journey we follow the train along the banks of the Clark Fork River and on the climbs over Mullan and Bozeman Passes. Later we view the train leaving Billings on its 3-day return trip, running alongside the Yellowstone River, and climbing Mullan Pass once again. It's mainline steam as you love to see it and hear it!Frisco 1522 (60 Minutes)Relive the last runs of this popular 4-8-2. In 2001 we follow the 1522 as it powers a BNSF Employee Appreciation Special through Missouri and Oklahoma. Then in September of 2002 the steamer bids farewell as it makes its final runs from St. Louis to Newburg, Missouri and return. We're trackside to document the grand finale of an outstanding excursion locomotive's career.DVD Special Features:
  • Two stereo soundtracks, one with the natural train sounds, the other with narration added. The viewer can switch the narration on or off at any time.

  • Chapter Menus provide instant access to program segments.

Three HoursIn Color with Stereo Sound and Narration

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Extreme Steam Volume 2<

The thrill of nonstop steam action awaits you in this second volume of Extreme Steam! Pentrex transports you to ten railroads where 12 different steam locomotives put on dynamic performances, filling the screen with plenty of smoke, steam, and whistles. In this exciting show you'll see:Union Pacific Challenger 3985 (19 Minutes)We cover two different excursions in July of 2003. The first is a railfan charter from Cheyenne to Laramie. We ride on board and join the photo line at several locations. Then a week later we chase the annual Frontier Days Special from Denver to Cheyenne and return. The sleek yellow domeliners are a sight to behold!Pere Marquette 1225 (11 Minutes)This handsome 2-8-4 is the largest operating steam locomotive in the state of Michigan. In August of 2003 it powered a 2-day excursion on the Tuscola & Saginaw Bay Railway from Owosso to Cadillac and return. While in Cadillac, two round trips to Yuma were made for local passengers. We cover all segments of this run over former Ann Arbor Railroad trackage.Nevada Northern 93 (26 Minutes) Nevada Northern Railway held its first annual Winter Photo Freight Weekend in December of 2003. Engine 93 is a 2-8-0 which has spent its entire life on the Nevada Northern. We catch it pulling several different freight consists on the branch between Ely and Keystone, and hauling passengers on the railroad's Polar Express. A snowstorm adds to the winter excitement!East Broad Top 14 (15 Minutes)We attend a Fall Event on the East Broad Top Railroad in Pennsylvania, in October of 2003. This tourist line is the oldest operating narrow-gauge railroad in the U.S. Mikado 14, built by Baldwin in 1912, provides the power on a photo special composed of vintage freight equipment.Milwaukee Road 261 (14 Minutes)Also in October of 2003, Amtrak operated two excursions from Minneapolis/St. Paul to La Crescent, Minnesota and return. Former Milwaukee Road 4-8-4 261 led the trains, assisted by two Amtrak diesels. The highly scenic route, former Milwaukee Road trackage, follows the west bank of the Mississippi River for most of the way. The steam-powered streamliner speeding along the river is an inspiring sight!Cumbres & Toltec Scenic 487 (19 Minutes)Engine 487 and several freight cars, relettered Rio Grande for a special photographers' run, tackle the route from Chama to Antonito and return in the fall of 2003. Steam in the Rockies Rio Grande style!Grand Trunk Western 6325 and Canadian Pacific 1293 (13 Minutes)Ohio Central Railroad held a fall photo event in October of 2003. Engine 6325, a 4-8-4, was repainted into its original Grand Trunk Western livery and performed in both freight and passenger service. We catch side-by-side runbys with the CP 1293 and 6325 on double track, and both engines doubleheading on a passenger train!Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge 473 (11 Minutes)A chartered photo freight in the fall of 2003 features the unusual sight of engine 473 repainted into the gold "bumblebee" scheme. Both the engine and freight cars are lettered "Denver & Rio Grande Western." Numerous runbys are made on the high line and in the spectacular Animas River Canyon.Canadian National 89 and Strasburg Railroad 90 (13 Minutes)A photographers' special on the Strasburg Railroad features Canadian National 89, a 2-6-0, pulling a collection of vintage freight cars. We also see Strasburg 90, a 2-10-0 originally built for the Great Western Railway in Colorado, handling the regular passenger train. The two engines perform side-by-side, to everyone's delight!McCloud Railway 18 (15 Minutes)We visit Northern California in October of 2004. Engine 18 provides the power on a passenger special to Burney and makes a photo run on the Lake Britton bridge. Then we return in January of 2005 for a midwinter snowplow run powered by the 18. Bucking deep drifts, the 18 propels a wedge plow and sends the snow flying in every direction!DVD Special Features:

  • Bonus Footage: Enjoy a ride in the cab of engine 93 on the Nevada Northern Railway and scenes of the Georgetown Loop Railroad's engine 40 during its last year of service. (8 minutes)

  • Two stereo soundtracks, one with the natural train sounds, the other with narration added. The viewer can switch the narration on or off at any time.

  • Chapter Menu provides instant access to program segments.

2 Hours 36 Minutes (plus 8 minutes bonus footage)In Color with Stereo Sound and NarrationFull-screen (4x3) FormatNo region code; can be played in any NTSC DVD player worldwidePackaged in Sturdy Vinyl Clamshell CaseISBN: 1-56342-184-4UPC: 7-48268-00467-4