Articulateds in Appalachia
A fascinating look at the railway monsters that ruled the Eastern United States for almost a generation. This DVD opens with scenes from Sunday River's 'Baltimore and Ohio' and closes with Archie Julian's 'Battle for the Blue Ridge'. It features -- in spectacular sync sound -- the last and most efficient Main Line articulateds built in America, the B&O 2-8-8-4 'Yellowstone' locomotives. See the rigid frame 2-6-6-6 Allegheny of the Chesapeake & Ohio, the world's most powerful steam locomotive, as well as the President Class 4-6-2s on the crack B&O limiteds, 'Cinncinnatian' and 'Washingtonian.' C&O streamlined Hudson's haul 'The Sportsman' and 'The George Washington.' A single 2-6-6-6 westbound from Covington with 100 loaded hoppers creeps to the summit at barely 5 MPH and, in contrast, fast freights race thru White Sulfur and B&O articulateds pound thru Confluence and New Castle. A definitive study of these powerful articulated engines!