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Steam in the Mountains - Volume 2

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Steam in the Mountains - Volume 2 1128

Steam in the Mountains - Volume 2

Stories of mountain railroads and locomotives

Mount Washington Cog RY, When Steam Ruled - this is the oldest mountain-climbing cog railroad on earth, built in 1869. It was 100% steam powered until 2008 when the first of several home-built diesels appeared. We recorded this footage in October 2008 during the last days of steam, with as many as 4 locomotives visible at once. These scenes are no longer possible as diesels have taken over all but one trip up the mountain each day.

Steam on the Western Maryland - the Western Maryland RY operated in the Allegheny Mountains and was noted for its heavy freight traffic. Videographer Jon Snyder provides this beautiful footage from an autumn Carl Franz photo charter with Western Maryland 2-8-0 #734.

A Place Like Nowhere Else, The Cumbres & Toltec - this is perhaps the best example of narrow-gauge mountain steam railroading in North America, with equipment and line-side structures frozen in time. Here are some of our favorite scenes from an autumn 2005 photo freight special. (Analog)

German Narrow Gauge Steam - Harz Mountain Narrow Gauge and Zittau Narrow Gauge are two German railroads offering steam powered daily scheduled service to local travelers as well as tourists. Videographer Bob Oswald has been a frequent visitor and has provided us with spectacular wintertime footage of these two remarkable railroads.


Multiple tripod-mounted HD cameras - Running time approximately 97 minutes - Conveniently organized by chapters -

Minimal narration - less talk, more steam action!


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