A Listing of Videos about EARLY DIESELS in Clear Signal’s Catalog
CatalogNo SubjectCode-Primary SubjectCode-2nd SubjectCode-3rd Title
Producer RunTime Description
0064 ED Dateline: D&H Binghamton NY Hopewell '81 49 Alco
and GE diesels reign supreme in this contemporary study of the Delaware and Hudson. We
focus on railroad operations out of Binghamton NY where tough operating problems require
clever solutions Real nitty-gritty railroading.
0080 ED First Generation Diesels; A Search For The Survivors
Kalmbach 50 Old color footage plus 1980s views:EMD, Alco, Baldwin, Lima,
0085 ED Green Mountain Railroad Kenson 70 Travel up the
old Rutland Railroad, from Bellows Falls up W. Holly in the cab of an old GP9. Winter scenery,
deep cuts & high trestles add interest. Kenson's best selling video. Also on this cassette: Variety
Pack (50 min. CR/TR) Highly entertaining mixture of cab rides and tunnel portal action, show
around Boston and the Hoosac Tunnel. Includes LRV & PCC rapid transit action. Fast paced.
0107 ED New Haven Main Line Crestline 30 Heavy action
on the 4-track main! A wide variety of power -- box cab electrics, FAs, Alco road switchers,
FL9s and other early diesels -- gives us our money's worth in this interesting if somewhat faded
film. Shot in the ‗50s and ‗60s.
0167 ED Empire On Parade/From The Car Window Burlington Northern
Tape 1 60 Promo film about Great Northern freight service in the mid-50's. Some good
railroading sequences amid the hyperbole and gasconade. 'Car Window' is a 15 minute 1930
promo on 'The Empire Builder'.
0176 ED UP 8600s: The Centennials Video Rails 45 A study of
these giant 6600 hp diesels that deserves repeated viewing. Lots of information and visual
variety in this tape, with cab shots, runbys, pacing, and background information.
0197 ED L&NW - The F Units Trackside 40 - A fine show
dedicated to L&NW's two vintage F-units. We go along as they make up their train in McNeil
AR and head south. Runbys, pacing and cab rides will keep your interest up until the final
0250 ED Western Maryland, End Of An Era Green Frog 70 In the
mid-70's, Emory Gulash captures the F7's and Geeps of the WM before that railroad was
swallowed up into the Chessie System. Shot in the mountains of West Virginia, with
synchronized stereo sound added.
0253 ED Centuries Of The North Woods East End 90 A
study of the Chicago & NorthWestem's Alco Century 628s. Watch the 6700's operating on
C&NW's Lake Shore Division, and learn about their maintenance and performance
characteristics from the men who work on them.
0256 ED Continental Divide: Winter's Journey Wild Rose 60 - Shot
in the spectacular Canadian Rockies during winter, this video features the last days of VIA Rail's
veteran FP9 diesels and introduces you to the new FP40PH-2.
0289 ED VS Collectors' Series, Vol. 1 Hopewell 48 "Contains
three NYC promotional films: ""Within the Oval"", 1948: ""Three Giant Steps"", 1957: and
""Freight by Flexivan"", 1957. Plenty of action scenes of NYC steam and early diesel power."
0297 ED Lively World Of The Great Northern Burlington Northern 37
"This 1960's film takes a last look at the old Great Northern, a typical promo flick. Also
on this cassette, ""Alaska"" (B&W, silent, 1930's), the Northern Pacific's ""North Coast
Limited"" and the Alaska Railroad."
0306 ED VP Mr. Dodds Goes To Colorado/Transcontinental Railroad
Burlington Northern 37 " ""Mr. Dodds"" is possibly the hokiest promo film to come
out of the ‗50's -- a travelogue aboard the Denver Zephyr and the Pike's Peak cog railway."
"""Transcontinental Railroad"" is eight minutes of silent B&W showing the Northern
Pacific's ""North Coast Limited""."
0327 ED Memories Of The Erie Railroad Mark I 30 Fine vintage
film (1958-61) of first generation diesels (FT, F3, F7, Alco PA, EMD #8s, etc.) on the Erie
Mainline from Jersey City to Starrucca. Commuter and freight, stations, and a good variety of
fondly remembered paint schemes.
0331 ED Memories Of The CNJ, B&O, & Reading Mark I '87 30
0332 ED Diesels On The Union PacificWB Video 60 UP freight
trains on the Sherman Hill line from Cheyenne & the western approach from Colores, Tie Siding
and Dale Junctions. Big 6900 Centennial action galore in this action-filled program.
0352 ED This Is My Railroad - Diesel Version Pentrex 30 "A
1950's update of SP's famous ""This is My Railroad"" film. E-units and Alco PA action in
Daylight colors in passenger service, with F-units pulling freight." Some steam locos can still be
seen with the diesels.
0364 ED VP Super Chief, The Pentrex 15 Travel at its finest
over the Santa Fe Railway from Chicago to Los Angles. F-units in Warbonnet attire enliven the
0397 ED Rail Trek, Vol. 1, East Revelation 105 """New
England States"", Study in Downgrading, ""Adirondack"", Press Run, NH Berkshire, Pittsburgh,
Kenova, Marion, Birmingham, Rush Hour Redefined, Smoky Diesel Award."
0399 ED CD Rail Trek, Vol. 2, Midwest Revelation 90 40 different
railroads, St Louis Union, Chicago, Joliet - nonstop action from the 196Os and 1970s.
0407 ED Lightning Sripers, The Sunday River ? The beginning
of the diesel era on the NYC. Variety is the keynote – many different types of early diesel, plus
good coverage of the name passenger trains. Color, narrated.
0408 ED CD Rail Trek, Vol. 3 - West Revelation 102 A wide-
ranging sampler of Western US and Canadian railroading. 1960s through 1980s. UP, SP, VIA,
BCRail, CN, Milwaukee Road and much more. Interesting and fast paced.
0447 ED Burlington Northern E-8 Diesels Railroad Video Prod. 60
0457 ED VS Memories Of The B&O Railroad Video Prod. '89 60
"30 minutes of steam and diesel on the B&O, with a few scenes of steam on the Western
Maryland and diesels on the C&O. Also contains the B&O promotional film ""Meeting the
Challenge"" (1946) and some 1980's views of CSX action."
0465 ED Before The Hyphen Revelation 90 "Highlights: First
Lackawanna electrics, 1931; NY 100, Erie hotshot freights; towers, stations PA, NY, OH;
DL&W's F7s; 17-car ""Owl""; Kent to Marion on FAs, caboose; post-merger action to the first
C424s. Mostly color."
0479 ED Middletown & Hummelstown Fan Excursion GOG Prod.
35 We ride the line through scenic Central Pennsylvania behind a 65-ton industrial
switcher. Informative narration and high production values make this an above average shortline
0484 ED CD Norfolk Southern Durnwald, E. 45 Scenes of NSW and
NS shot on film and transferred to video. N&W Lake Erie Division 1976-1979, Southern on the
old Norfolk Southern, 1982-1984; NS Norfolk Ft Wayne Division, 1984-1988.
0490 ED B&M Memories, Vol. 2 B&MRRHS 75 """Bluebirds
& Budds"". Boston & Maine fans will enjoy this look back at B&M operations in the 50s. Budd
cars & a variety of early diesels are featured; plenty of snow scenes No narration; musical
0492 ED Milepost 100 Santa Fe Railway 1968 Interurban 27
Produced by the Santa Fe to mark its 100th anniversary, this program affords a look at all
SF operations plus scenes of first generation diesels,
0511 ED Early Diesels Greg Scholl 90 Early diesels on 12 different
railroads in nine states - great variety, fast action and knowledgeable narration make this tape
necessary viewing for the diesel fan.
0525 ED VS Snow On The Run Interurban 20 "This all-color
documentary was taken in the winter of 1952-52 on the Southern Pacific's Conner Pass, when
790 inches of snow fell at Donner Summit, the heavies! ever Watch as the ""City of San
Francisco"" is stranded, then rescued Dramatic!"
0548 ED TR VS Memories Vol 3 - PRR & Lehigh Valley Railroads Hawk
Mountain RHS/Railroad Video Prod. '90 42 Winter scenes, wreck clearance, pacing, but
mainly heavy freight drags along the Connecticut River in the mid-1980's. Unnarrated, unedited
video, a treat for B&M fans.
0577 ED CD Diesels on the Southern Tier JMJ 62 A mix of vintage and
recent footage presenting a wide range of diesel action between Buffalo and Port Jervis. Erie-
Lackawanna, Guilford/D8H, Susque-hanna/DSH, Susquehanna and Conrail.
0585 ED Wheels of Progress/Big Trains Rolling AAR 45 "-
""Wheels of Progress"" is a treat for Rock Island fans. Produced in the 1950s, it shows runbys of
many famous Rock Island trains. ""Big Trains Rolling"" is another Rock Island product, which
features a trip on the Santa Fe Super Chief."
0588 ED Burlington Northern E-Units Pentrex 60 Along the
Racetrack (Pentrex) ED 60 min. -Pentrex does a fine job with this tape, giving us a cab ride from
Chicago to Aurora, plus exerting views of the line from many angles as we watch the parade of
freights and commuter trains.
0615 ED MS Port of San Francisco RR/Labor Day Meet At Illinois RR Museum
Pearson Productions 60 Jack visits a little transfer railroad operating with two old
RS1 switchers, then shifts to Illinois, with Shay #5 and Frisco 2-10-0 #1630 in action. Filmed in
1989, two cassettes.
0625 ED Lackawanna Diesels, Freight & Passenger Power Mark I, 1988
30 Views of the mainline from Hoboken lo Scranton with E8, FT, F3, PA and FM
diesels. Restored soundtrack; color.
0627 ED Memories of the Lehigh Valley Railroad Mark I, 1988 30
LV trains behind PRR GG1s.; RS3, RS11, C420 and a variety of other LV motive power
on passenger & freight.
0630 ED T Jersey! Festival Of Garden State Railroading Revelation 60
PRR, Reading, B&O and a wide variety of early diesels at various locations 1967 - 1983.
Live sound, narration. Long missing from our collection, this title now returns!
0639 ED New Haven Railroad in the 1950s, The Greg Scholl 60
Well transferred from 16mm film, this show presents a wide variety of NH RS3s,
DL109s. & FAs, plus GM diesels aplenty. Original silent footage with narrative & music; no
dubbed-in train sounds.
0696 ED VS Standard Railroad Of The World, The Interurban 60
Compiled from a huge quantity of archival film, this program preserves the best scenes
for Compiled from a huge quantity of archival film, this program preserves the best scenes for
0756 ED VS TR Pennsylvania Collection Rail Pass Video/Interurban '89
69 """Progress On Rails"", ""Wheels Of Steel"", ""Opening A New Frontier"",
""Clear Track Ahead"""
0771 ED Western Maryland Scenic Railroad Pentrex '91 30 "Climb
aboard as first generation Alco diesels pull vintage passenger cars through the beautiful and
scenic mountains of western Maryland. Along the route you'll ride through the ""narrows,""
around Helmstetter's Curve, through Brush Tunnel and head up and around the mountains to the
restored station at the town of Frostburg. You'll marvel at the incredible sound of old Alco
diesels hard at work, and there's plenty of runby footage to savor as the trains wind through
beautiful mountain landscapes. You'll ride in the cab and watch as the engineer concentrates on
his tasks. Then, you'll see the engines pull onto the turntable at Frostburg and be switched to the
passing track. The railroad features three Alco diesels: RS-3 No. 199, FPA-4 No. 305, and RSD-
5 No. 1669, and each one is seen in action. These classic units have been painted in the Western
Maryland ""fireball"" paint scheme and are looking great. After seeing these units in the action,
you'll know why railfans have been raving about Western Maryland Scenic Railroad."
0784 ED Big Train, The/Freight By Flexivan Chicory 42 Follow
the NYC early bird freight, NY-4, eastward from Blue Island IL Cab shots from first generation
diesels, dispatching and routing procedures, etc. Freight by FlexiVan is the full length version.
0790 ED Southern Green FP-7's Trainland Video 50
Locomotives #3497, 3498 & 3499 wind their way down through the mountainous S-
curves from Asheville to Hickory Colorful fall foliage gives diesels a fine backdrop.
0792 ED Northeast Railroading In The 1950's (Missing) Crestline
NYC, D&H, PRR, ERIE; freight and passenger at various locations in New York and
adjacent states, transferred from 8m film. Lots of different long-gone electrics and dieseld are
seen, but image quality leaves something to be desired.
0804 ED Union Pacific Turbines of the Wasatch Video Rails '92
60 By 1969, the giant 8500 turbines were passing into history, but this video
documents the excitement these monsters brought to the UP Echo Canyon, Ogden and Riverdale
Yards and other scenic locations across the Salt Lake Basin are the stages for some of the
heaviest action ever recorded on video.
0805 ED B&M Memories: The Films Of Dana D. Goodwin B&MRRHS
'91 B&W and color film, some pretty old of steam and early diesel operations on
PRR, D&H and B&M. Image quality pretty bad in spots, no narration, musical soundtrack.
0813 ED VS B&O RAILROAD In the 60s Clear Block 56 B&O
RAILROAD In the 60s The films of Earl Walters, shot between 1952-58, show the B&O's finest
steam engines working alongside its new diesels and many scenic locations in OH and WV.
Intelligently narrated, mostly color (813)
0834 ED Trouble At Troublesome, TheGandy Dancer '92 22 "1950's
vintage training film about wreck clearance. - This 1950s vintage training film was produced by
the Rio Grande
0850 ED RO Railroading With The Rio Grande Morrison-Knudson/Pentrex
22 This early 1960s promotional film focuses on the construction of the new Potash
Branch in Utah (which M-K built). We see lots of earth moving activity and heavy construction
equipment, not so many trains. Grandiose music and narration.
0867 ED TR CR Memories of the New Haven Railroad Mark I 30 Many
different early dlesels and electrics at several good locations, plus a 1937 BSW cab ride on the
mainline. 1950s and 60s color film with synchronized sound.
0905 ED VS Best of the West Morrison-Knudson/Pentrex 30 This is
a promotional film, circa 1954, extolling the Union Pacific and MK's association with it. After
ten minutes of grandiloquent bombast, the film settles down to a solid depiction of MK's
construction of the new Sherman Hill line. Big steam!
0916 ED Years of Memories in Slides Zeitler 120 A valuable collection
of railroad slides transferred to video, with narration and background music. PRR, B&O, N&W
and other roads are featured, at locations mostly in Ohio with lots of venerable first generation
0925 ED Desert Dinosaurs: The Trona Baldwins East End 69
This excellent program manages to sustain high interest for more than an hour, even
though it focuses narrowly on three locomotives, their history and the work they perform today.
0971 ED Western Maryland Scenic Railroad Green Frog 30 Filmed
during the summer of 1991, when this active tourist railroad was running two fully restored
Alcos between Cumberland and Frostburg, this program gives us a good look at what used to be
the Western Maryland mainline up the Allegheny Front back in steam days.
0972 ED McCloud River Railroad Pentrex '93 35 Fine vintage
film, circa 1948-55, of this little logging railroad in Northern California. Six new Baldwin
diesels occupy center stage.
0985 ED CP Sonoma Traintown RR/Napa Valley Wine Train Pearson Prod.
60 Pearson visits two of California's tourist railroads (1989-90). Sonoma Traintown
features a ride on a miniature steam train through beautifully landscaped grounds; the Napa
Valley Wine Train is a full-sized luxury dinner train.
1024 ED VP Wabash, The Green Frog 60 Covering the period 1952-
1966, this show features the Chicago-Kansas City and Detroit-Kansas City lines At Detroit, Ft
Wayne, Windsor, Toledo and other locations, we see name passenger trains and first generation
1085 ED Tioga Central Railroad Trackside Reflections 40
1104 ED VS VP Classic Railroad Archives, Vol. 3 Railroad Video 60
1126 ED CD MS Railroad Video Quarterly, V. 2, #1 2-93 Revelation 120
1140 ED Memories Vol. 2 Hawk Mountain RHS 59
1146 ED California's Baldwin Diesels Pentrex '93 60 A loving look
at some 1st generation Baldwins preserved and operating on the Trona Railway, Amador
Central, and the Sierra RR.
1244 ED Union Pacific's Elegant E-9s Pentrex 35
1290 ED CD Cape Cod Railroad Essex 60
1310 ED Rock Island Railroad Green Frog 60
1338 ED Diesel Diaries, Vol. 4 Trackside 60
1344 ED Jersey Diesels: The U-Boats Mark I 120
1349 ED VP B&M Memories, Vol. 4 B&MRRHS 90
1397 ED CD Ft. Worth & Texas Area Rail Action Bledsoe 60+
1403 ED Santa Fe: The Diesel Locomotive Pentrex 25
1424 ED Conrail's Beginning Clear Block 100
1425 ED CD Panhandle, Vol. 4 Clear Block 60
1451 ED Batten Kill Railroad Searles '94 ?
1546 ED Classic Chicago Railroading Pentrex 84 From 8mm
films taken by Dick Wallin in the 60's and 70's come images of the B&O, Chicago Belt Railway,
BN, CN, C&O, Erie & Lackawanna, Milwaukee Road, Monon, Norfolk & Western, and many
1547 ED CD U-Boat Survivors Pentrex '95 120 A spotter's guide on
videotape, this program takes the GE Universal series in chronological order and shows
surviving examples of each model. If you love those chugging sounds and black clouds of
smoke, this tape will give you shivers.
1569 ED New England Memories 1978-80 Rail Graphics 65
1571 ED CD Last Train From Bridgewater Rusty Frog 111
1575 ED CD Southern Pacific by the Bay: A Thiry Year Look Chas. Smiley
1576 ED Michigan Fast Freight Green Frog 60
1586 ED Portola RR Museum - Mighty Diesels Video Ed '94 60
1591 ED Erie-Lackawanna Vol. II Mark I '97 30
1608 ED Early Baldwin Diesels on the Southern Pacific Pentrex '96
1617 ED SP's Geeps and Cadillacs Pentrex '96 52
1624 ED All Aboard Series, Vol. 1 (SF, PRR) Pentrex '98 60
1629 ED CP Railfanning Central California Pearson '98 42
1636 ED VS 60th Anniv Celebr Lancaster Chap NRHS 120
1646 ED VP Southern Pacific - The Missing Yrs Chas. Smiley 70
1647 ED VS Vintage Rails, Vol. 5 JMJ '95 63
1669 ED Santa Fe Vintage Diesels Pentrex 50
1691 ED Milwaukee Rd., Vol 3 R. Pearson 120
1701 ED CSX F's Greg Scholl 60 A fond look at the last four F-
units to power freight on a first-class railroad in the USA. There is some archival film on the
Clinchfield Railroad, with lots of great scenery in Ohio, Kentucky, and Tennessee. Features a
track inspection train with #118 and #119, CSX trains and pushers on Duff Mountain, and other
1720 ED VS Vignettes of the Lehigh Valley, V. 2 Clear Block 45
1722 ED Vignettes of the B&O, Vol. 4 Clear Block 52
1728 ED All Aboard Series, Vol. IV Green Frog '98 120
1731 ED CD All Aboard Series, Vol. VII Pentrex 120 Florida East
Coast, NASA Railroad, Early Diesels of St. Louis, Railroads of Atlanta
1740 ED DT&I, Vol. II Green Frog '88 45
1744 ED GP-9s of the Georgia Northeastern Green Frog '89 75
Old geeps on steep grades, great audio
1746 ED Feather River Canyon E9s Pentrex '96 45
1771 ED CD Southern Pacific Sunset Salute Chas Smiley 105 Colton
Yard, Imperial Valley, Beaumont Hill, with SD40s, SD45s, and tunnel motors
1772 ED CD Best of the Midwest, Vol. II Pentrex '99 97 Locations in
SD, NE, MN, IA, IL, and WI. UP, BNSF
1786 ED Early Diesels, Vol. 5 Green Frog 60 Scenes from previous
Green Frog releases
1791 ED Rails In Transition, Vol. 1, The 1960s Green Frog '86
60 MOPAC, GM&O, PRR, Frisco
1792 ED Rails In Transition, Vol. 2 - The 60s and Early 70s Green Frog
'92 40 C&NW, C&O, B&O, etc.
1796 ED St. Louis Sojourn Green Frog '95 60 Emery Gulash
16mm photography, 1968
1814 ED Wine Train - Ride Through The Napa Valley Wine Country
Pearson, R 36 Experience the luxury of this famous dinner train with roving train
photographer Jack Pearson.
1831 ED/RO RO VS A Better Way For The Santa Fe/Flight Of The
Century/Whistle In The Night Marathon '97 ? Three railroad promo films. 'Better
Way' showcases the construction of a new 44-mile railroad line on the SF west of Williams.
The other two are B&W with many interesting railroad scenes from yesteryear.
1843 ED Trains Of The Iowa Interstate Plets Express '99 106 The
Iowa Interstate is a large Midwest Regional Railroad that covers 470 miles over former Rock
Island trackage from Chicago to Council Bluffs. It uses GP-7, GP-8, GP-9, GP-10, GP-16, and
GP-38 diesels, plus other early diesels. to 1999.
1889 ED Union Pacific's Mighty Turbines UP Museum
Collection/Pentrex '98 46 "The whole turbine story is presented here, including 1930s
experiments and all three production models, as well as UP's coal burning turbine in 1962. GE
promo ""The Steam-Electric Arrives"" (1938) also included."
1892 ED Those Incredible Alcos, Vol. 1: Diesel Dinosaur Delights
Pentrex '98 117 Pentrex opens this series with the early years, showing Alcos in
chronological order -- HH660, S-1, S-2, S-3 and S-4, RS-1, RSD-1. Then we move to the model
244 engines, RS-2, RSC-2, RS-3, and RSD-5, and some Alco PA's.
1893 ED Those Incredible Alcos, Vol. 2: Notch-Nosed Wonders
Pentrex '98 116 Early 251-powered engines introduced between 1955 and 1962,
from their beginnings to the introduction of the Century line. Pentrex travelled the United States
to find working examples for this video series.
1894 ED Those Incredible Alcos, Vol. 3: Sleek Century Behemoths
Pentrex '98 117 This volume covers the 251-powered locomotives that were the
last group produced by Alco, and Pentrex found numerous examples still working in various
locations throughout North America.
1962 ED RO Workin' On The Santa Fe Pentrex '00 90 Six Santa Fe
training films from the 50s and 70s: Team Effort, Count The Seconds, Continuing Challenge,
Barstow: Nerve Center In The Desert, Pay Day, and The Argentine Yard. Classic scenes of 50s
1964 ED Flangers, Spreaders, & Steam Rotary Snowplows Pentrex '99
30 Rare footage of snowfighting opperations on Donner Pass, filmed in the 1950s.
Also PA's are rescued at Yuba Pass after being snowbound with the 'City Of San Francisco'.
1975 ED VP Memories of the Susquehanna Mark I 30 Susquehanna
Railroad passenger trains in the last fifties and early sixties, Alcos and RDC's, Edgewater Yard,
Little Ferry Shops, freight action and more. Valuable vintage film.
2014 ED Memories, Vol. 5 BMRHS 60 A look at the Erie and
the Lackawanna, pre-merger before 1960 and after the merger as Erie Lackawanna, Early
diesels, fan trips, commuter trains, Moonda Viaduct, and other interesting subjects.
2019 ED Duluth Missabe & Iron Range Vol. 1 The High Hood Era Plets
Express 73 Features clssic high nose SD9's in their original paint schemes on the
DM&IR. Great fare for fans of this high-tonnage ore hauler on Lake Superior.
2047 ED DDA40X, Giants Of The High Iron Gandy Dancer '99 60
An in-depth historical documentary on the 47 units of the 6900 Class Centennials. These
98-ft. long monsters generated 6600 hp and could reach speeds of 90 mph. Extremely interesting
program full of good images and information.
2077 ED CD Detroit, Toledo & Ironton, The, Vol. 1 Green Frog '88
60 1. Henry Ford's railroad in the 1920's and his building of the DT&I 2. Emery
Gulash's 16 mm color photography from the 1960's, with first and second generation diesels. 3.
Steve Neff's DT&I films from the '80s, the merger with the Grand Trunk.
2093 ED Vignettes of the Missouri Pacific Clear Block '94 53
Recalls the Eastern End of the system from Chicago to St. Louis and Kansas City, from
the mid fifties until 1981. Footage in the St. Louis area and Kansas City includes some
2116 ED VS Union Pacific Trilogy Pentrex '01 65 Three rare Union
Pacific films: Rivers Of Steel (10 min., 1984) shows UP's river routes; Eighty Four Forty Four
(11 min, 1981) a glimpse of #8444 in action; Meet Uncle Pete (44 min., 1960s) a long promo
with 1st and 2nd generation diesels.
2118 ED RO Workin' On The Union Pacific Pentrex '01 95 "Six
rare UP promos and training films: ""The Trainmaster: Man On The Move"", ""Wired For
Safety"", ""Careful, Carman"", ""Rails On The Move"", ""Track Team"", and ""Freight Car Pit
Stop"". All from the 1970s."
2123 ED NORCAL's New England Explorer Tape #2 Pearson Prod. 55
"Train ride from North Conway to Crawford Notch, trip up the Mount Washington Cog
Railway, then a ride behind the #1149 on ""The Spirit of Unity"" at Unity, ME. Amateur
2129 ED Vignettes of the Jersey Central, Vol. 2 Clear Block '97
56 Scenes filmed in the 1960s show Reading and B&O trains as well as Jersey
Ventral at Jersey City, Communipaw, Elizabethport, Elizabeth, Aldine, Cranford, Plainfield,
Middlesex, and Bound Brook. Many early diesels are portrayed.
2134 ED Northeast Vintage Diesels Green Frog '99 45 Sharp
16mm film of '50s & '60s scenes, featuring B&O, Erie Lackawanna, Boston & Albany, Central
of Vermont, NYC, N&W, B&LE, Jersey Central and others. Geeps, E and F Units, and Alsoc
2170 ED CR ALCO C420 Cab Rides - Bluffton/Craigville IN Lehman
240 Come along for a typical day's work of railroading on the Indiana Hi-Rail local.
Switching, running, and all the other normal activities are portrayed. Two days' worth on two
cassettes; notes accompany. Rents as one unit
2214 ED VS Memories of the CNJ, B&O, and RDG, Vol. II Mark I '88
30 Filmed mostly around the Bound Brook, NJ region in the 1960s, this program
presents a satisfying variety of diesel power along with some views of NKP 2-8-4 #759, Reading
4-8-4 #2100, #2102, and others.
2232 ED CB&Q, Top Frog Series Vol. 7 Green Frog '08 45
Passenger and freight trains from Chicago west along the Burlington Route. 16mm films
shot by Emery Gulash in the 50s, 60s, and 70s, with many first generation diesels.
2233 ED Penn Central 2 Green Frog '00 60 1970 to 1972 action in
Chicago, Detroit, Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti. Niles, Toledo, and Jackson, with many units still
wearing NYC colors. Passenger trains and freights, with a huge variety of motive power; 16mm
films from Emery Gulash, with ample narration.
2235 ED Classic Twin Cities Railroading Pentrex '02 52 The
third volume of the Fallen Flags series, this video takes us back to the spring of 1970, just after
the big merger which formed the Burlington Northern. Locations are Shorehamd Yard,
Glenwood Junction, Westminster Tower, etc.; SOO Line, C&NW, BN, RI.
2265 ED PRR E-8 DIESELS IN ACTION - Railroad Video '87 60
Climb aboard a pair of P.R.R. E-8 diesel engines for a cab ride on the Blue Mountain &
Reading Railroad (former P.R.R. Schuykill Secondary track) from Temple to South Hamburg,
PA and return.
2266 ED IN SEARCH OF THE F‘S Highball '92 120 Beginning
with a quarter-hour look at the Bangor & Aroostook‘s fine restored F3 with its ―as delivered‖
paint job, we then capture the MBTA‘s F10‘s in their last years
2293 ED VS RIO GRANDE ODYSSEY Green Frog '92 150
ODYSSEY From the camera of Emery Gulash comes this spectacular multi-tape 2-1/2
hour production of action on one of America‘s best loved railroads – the Rio Grande. Filmed in
the 60‘s, 70‘s, and early 80‘s, the action starts with first generation E-units and Geeps, and
includes the California Zephyr. You‘ll see more passenger action at Denver'‘ Union Station.
Dual gauge action, including steam, combines with standard gauge early diesels at Alamosa and
Antonito, also Colorado & Southern steam on the Climax Branch out of Leadville, accessible
only by way of the D&RGW line.
2296 ED VP WABASH RAILROAD, THE Motor Classics, '98 30
From the notes: This video begins with several minutes of Wabash diesel action,
followed by a nostalgic trip back to the fifties to see how vital railroads were to the American
economy. Take a trip aboard the Wasbash Bluebird and experience first class r
2304 ED RED ALCOS, GREEN MOUNTAINS Overlook Station,
1994 60 – CP Rail, New Hampshire & Vermont, and Lamoille Valley in Northern New
England Quoting the notes: Join us for a contemporary look at the Alcos of Northern New
England, where CP Rail RS18s and C424s make their last stand in Vermont. See these action
red Alcos climbing Newport Hill and crossing the mountains to St. Johnsbury. At St. J, the CP‘s
Montreal-built power meets American-made Alcos on the New Hampshire & Vermont. We‘ll
follow its bright red RS11s over former Maine Central and Boston & Maine routes to Whitefield,
NH where the diamond crossing is still guarded by an operating ball signal.
2308 ED VP TR NEW YORK CENTRAL: ALONG THE HUDSON Mark I, 1993
30 HUDSON NYC first generation diesels in action on the West Shore Line from
Weehawken to Bear Mountain and on the Hudson River main line from Manhattan to Albany.
Opening with scenes of the Central‘s Manhattan ferry terminal and a ride across the harbor to
Weehawken, the program then tours the West Shore Line, with Alco powered passenger and
freight trains at Little Ferry, Ridgefield Park, Teaneck, Harrington Park, West Nyack, and Bear
Mountain. The balance of the show is devoted to varied action on the eastern Hudson shore.
2310 ED VIGNETTES OF THE LEHIGH VALLEY, VOL. 1Clear Block,
1996 60 The Lehigh Valley Railroad stretched from New York City to the important
railroad gateway of Buffalo, NY. The LV not only provided a vital link to the east for
midwestern roads such as the Nickel Plate and Wabash, but also tapped the rich anthracite
coalfields of Pennsylvania in the process. PA and NY locations visited in this program include
Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton, Lehighton, Van Etten Jct., Rochester Jct., and Niagara Jct. The
Lehigh Valley of the 1970s was renowned for its varied and colorful paint schemes, as well as
for the numerous different models of early diesels it employed. This interesting video was filmed
between 1970 and 1976.
2311 ED CD LEHIGH VALLEY ON PENOBSCOT MOUNTAIN Digital
Image Works, 1995 60 This digitally edited tape presents the films of Bob Powell, shot
along the Lehigh Valley Railroad between Bridgeport and Laurel Run, PA, between 1970 and
March 31, 1976. Watch as trains pulled by sets of Alco, EMD and GE road power, often with
Alco C628 pushers, assault the heavy grades over Penobscot Mountain on trackage of the LV
and the original Lehigh and Susquehanna. Locations include White Haven, Frazer Interlocking,
Bergers, Crestwood, Glen Summit, Penobscot, Solomons Gap, and Laurel Run. This is a pretty
complete survey of what was running on these rails during the period of filming, including some
D&H moves. Quality overall is good, limited only by the 70s technology then available.
2348 ED VS Memories of the New York, Ontario & Western Mark I, 2002
30 Here is a nostalgic look at the famous NYO&W from 1946 through the early
1950s. The original footage was shot on black-and-white 8mm movie film, and while it may not
be up to current-day production standards, it gives a good feel for the railroad at that period. Part
I opens with a ferry ride on a NYC boat, followed by some scenes at Weehawken Terminal.
Then we‘ll climb into F3 503 for a cab ride to Roscoe. After the engine is turned, we ride the
cab for the return trip. Part II features a tour of the line from Weehawken to Liberty, NY, shot
onboard the train from an open-platform observation car. Highlights include a meet with an
O&W FT-powered reefer train and trackside action at Liberty. Part III covers a June 9, 1946
Railroad Enthusiasts‘ excursion to upstate New York. There are more onboard scenes and some
trackside action featuring handsome O&W 4-8-2s. All three rides include NYC and O&W steam
and diesel trains encountered along the way.
2377 ED CLASSIC ST. LOUIS RAILROADING Pentrex, 2003 48
Eighteen different railroads could be seen in and around St. Louis in the mid-1960s and
early 1970s, and railroad photographer Dick Wallin was kept busy recording those classic
operations! Volume 4 of Pentrex's Fallen Flags Series takes you back in time to experience:
Alton & Southern * Chicago & Eastern Illinois * Chicago & North Western * Chicago,
Burlington & Quincy * Cotton Belt * Frisco * Gulf, Mobile & Ohio * Illinois Central *
Louisville & Nashville * Manufacturer's Railway * Missouri-Kansas-Texas * Missouri Pacific *
New York Central * Norfolk & Western (including locomotives still painted in Wabash and in
Nickel Plate colors) * Penn Central * Pennsylvania * Terminal Railroad Association * and early
Amtrak. A huge variety of motive power and paint schemes can be seen. EMD locomotives
include E- and F-units, Geeps (including GP7s through GP40s), SW1200s and SWI5OOs,
SD40S and SD45s, and a very rare TR1 cow/calf set, Alco RS2, RS3, RSD5, RS36, S2, FA, and
a C424; as well as GE U25B, U30B, and U30C; and Fairbanks-Morse H10-44 are all on the
scene and looking great! The camera takes you to Union Station, Kirkwood, Glendale, and West
Alton in Missouri; and East St. Louis, Madison, Mitchell, Bixby, Granite City, and Venice in
Illinois. It's a fantastic journey back to the heart of American railroading!
2382 ED FT-103 EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE OF THE RESTORATION
OF FT-103 AND THE ELECTRO-MOTIVE OPEN HOUSE Mark I 115 In September,
1989, the Electro-Motive Division of General Motors Corporation celebrated the Fiftieth
Anniversary of the Model FTdiesel-electric freight locomotive. Mark I Video Productions was
honored to be chosen by EMD to document this important milestone in railroad history. FT-103
presents behind-the-scenes coverage of the restoration of the original FT cab unit at the Electro-
Motive facility in La Grange, Illinois. See the classic locomotive painted, lettered, and rolled out
of the shop, and enjoy the action as display locomotives arrive. Watch as the FT is maneuvered
around the plant trackage for runbys and pacing scenes. Then, join us for a close-up look at the
open house featuring FT-103 and many famous diesels, including the first GP7, a rare BL2, and
a giant Centennial! You'll also tour the huge erecting shop and watch a brand-new SD60M
being trucked. THE COMPLETE HISTORY OF EMD FIRST-GENERATION DIESELS From
motor cars to FL9s, learn how the Electro-Motive Corporation became the world's foremost
manufacturer of diesel-electric locomotives. Here is the complete story of EMD first-generation
diesels, meticulously researched and illustrated with rare archival film and photographs. Box-
cabs, Zephyrs, Streamliners, Es, Fs, BL2s, and Geeps pass in review to illustrate the evolution of
the modern diesel locomotive. This historic footage, combined with exclusive coverage of the
restoration, make FT-103 one of the most important railroad documentaries ever produced.
2386 ED SP's Geeps and Cadillacs - Vintage Workhorses Pentrex, 1996
52 "Enjoy the sights and sounds of 40 year old GP9, SD7, and SD9 diesel
locomotives moving freight over Southern Pacific's central California mainlines and branch lines
in the 1990s. Nicknamed ""Geeps"" and ""Cadillacs,"" these engines revolutionized American
railroading when they were introduced by EMD in the 1950s. Their popularity among the
railroads was due to their efficiency, ease of maintenance, and operational flexibility. However,
old age and hard work caught up with the engines during the 1970s and 80s, and the majority of
them were retired by almost all Class 1 railroads. Incredibly, SP was still relying on the
venerable workhorses in the spring of 1994 when Pentrex captured them on video! You'll visit
SP's Fresno Line between Bakersfield and Sacramento to view the endangered diesels in action,
watch from trackside as solid sets of Geeps and Cadillacs work hard along the mainline on the
Roseville to Fresno Local, and catch the Lodi Local as it travels over the Lone Branch out of
Gait. Then ride in the cab of Geep #3742 for a thrilling return trip downgrade to the mainline at
Gait. This is a great opportunity to witness the last stand of classic diesel locomotives in
operation in SP's Geeps and Cadillacs -Vintage Workhorses."
2438 ED ALCOS, IRON ORE, AND MORE: Diesels of Michigan's Upper
Peninsula Mark I, 1986 60 "Go to Michigan's remote Upper Peninsula with Railfan
Editor Jim Boyd, to track down yesterday's Alcos on the Lake Superior and Ishpeming, Green
Bay & Western, and Escanaba & Lake Superior. This program is over twenty years old and most
of the engines shown on it have long since gone to the scrap yard: C628S, RS32, RSI 1 and
others appear. Full
2449 ED TR MS MILWAUKEE ROAD WEST: The Long Road to Extinction
Charles Smiley, 2000 67 "See the Milwaukee and rivals from 1955 to 1958, covering
the electrics, diesels, and some lingering steam. Plenty of runbys and trackside views of a
vanished way of life in the mountain districts. Marvel at the GE Box-motors, bipolars and
""Little Joes"". The end of electric railroading and eventually the Pacific Extension is covered in
the era of great mergers and changes."
2471 ED PennCentral, Volume One, 1968-69-70 Green Frog, 1996
180 Two cassettes. Tape One starts prior to the merger of the Pennsylvania Railroad
and the New York Central System, with scenes near Valparaiso, IN and Wayne, MI. After the
penn Central merger, the action centers near Detroit, Altoona, St. Louis, and random views from
Michigan and Ohio locations. For most of 1968, the motive power was predominantly NYC and
PRR. The PC herald was primarily sighted on the main lines of Pennsylvania and Ohio. A
quarter of the trains sighted there bore the PC herald. Tape Two displays 1969 operations,
starting in January in Michigan and Ohio. In the spring we visit Windsor, Canada and then
progress through Buffalo, NY, followed by Pittsburgh, more of Ohio, and back to Michigan for
more fall and winter action. Variety is enhanced by wreck train action and a steam train through
Buffalo. All through 1969 the 'white Worm heralds were becoming more evident. Emery
2514 ED Penn Central Revelation, 1994 60 BIG, BLACK,
BUSY... AND BANKRUPT. NO, THESE WERE NOT THE GLORY YEARS. THE MUCH
ANTICIPATED AND LONG DELAYED MERGER OF THE PENNSYLVANIA AND NEW
YORK CENTRAL IN 1968, WITH THE ADDITION OF THE NEW HAVEN IN 1969, WAS
NOT TO BE A PANACEA FOR NORTHEASTERN RAILROADING. INSTEAD,
AMERICA'S LARGEST BANKRUPTCY RESULTED IN 1970, AND SOON PENN
CENTRAL WAS LOSING $2 MILLION EVERY THREE DAYS. THE EIGHT YEAR SAGA
CAME TO A MERCIFUL END WITH CONRAIL'S CREATION IN 1976. IN 1968 THERE
WERE EIGHT DAILY TRAINS FROM PITTSBURGH TO PHILLY AND NEW YORK;
COMMUTER TRAINS OPERATED AS FAR AS CHATHAM NY, AND HEAVY FREIGHTS
PARADED ALONG THE MAINS BEHIND AN ASSORTMENT OF MODERN AND
VINTAGE DIESEL AND ELECTRIC POWER. LOCATIONS VISITED RANGE FROM THE
GG-1 WASHER AT SUNNYSIDE YARD TO FEDERAL STREETIN PITTSBURGH (120
FREIGHTS DAILY); SYRACUSE TO OAK HARBOR; CHICAGO TO COLUMBUS AND
MANY MORE. FILMS OF A HALF DOZEN PHOTOGRAPHERS HELP US LOOK BACK
TO AN IMPORTANT TRANSITION PERIOD -- ONE FILLED WITH MORE VARIETY
AND EXCITEMENT THAN WE PERHAPS REMEMBER.
2515 ED Erie-Lackawanna Encore! Revelation, 1993 77 "Ride
ALCO RS-2 #900 on the ""Steel King "" through the street at Warren — Visit the Cleveland Ore
Docks —Watch Bloomsburg Branch Fs and Patriotic SDs in the snow at Clean. A diverse video
compilation, this hour spans E-L's brief sixteen-year lifetime, ending with the final weekend in
the Huntington, IN area. Although the accent is on freight, several through and local passenger
runs appear. The E-L has now been gone for more years than it existed, but these scenes will
inform and delight for even more years to come. Music, Narration, Some Live Sound."
2516 ED CD Midwest Sampler VI: Sept. '92 to June '93 Arnold Video
Productions, 1993 120 September 1992 -to- June 1993; FAREWELL TO THE E-UNITS;
On August 30th. 1992, Burlington Northern and METRA ran excursions to commemorate the
end of service for the E-units. Line 7 shows the 3-unit set in regular service two days prior to the
excursion. WILLOW SPRINGS LINE RELOCATION; In order to make room for the new UPS
facility at Willow Springs, IL. the Santa Fe railroad relocated their mainline one-half mile south
and built and overpass at Willow Springs Road. The project will be completed sometime in
1994. EMD SD-70M DEMOS; HMD's new SD-70M locomotives rated at 4000 HP and
equipped with radial trucks were testing on the Southern Pacific in June 1993. AMTRAK
LEASED POWER: In 1992 AMTRAK leased a number of GP40-2 locomotives to operate as
trailing units on their larger trains, such as the Southwest Limited. The units were returned to the
lessor and are now operating on the Southern Pacific. IOWA INTERSTATE ALCO; More or
less for sentimental reasons, the Iowa Interstate owns and operates an ex-D&H RS-36 Alco
roadswitcher. NEW SD-60M'g; Conrail, Burlington Northern, and the Union Pacific all received
new SD-60M locomotives in 1992. The Union Pacific locomotives are equipped with UP-CNW
cab signals and operate as lead units on the CNW mainline.