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By Coal, Volt and Oil: Iowa Rail Excursions

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Our two-DVD program chronicles 8 railroad trips which were part of the National Railway Historical Society (NRHS) 2012 Annual Convention held in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Participants rode behind three different coal-fired steam locomotives on mainline and museum trips, many different diesel locomotives on mainline excursions, and in electric-powered traction cars at two museums. Our program presents all 8 days of Iowa Rail Excursions in chronological order, each with its own chapter.

  • Union Pacific/Amtrak Special - Chicago to Cedar Rapids
  • A day at Midwest Old Threshers at Mount Pleasant, IA
  • Iowa Interstate steam trip between Cedar Rapids and Rock Island, IL
  • Iowa Interstate steam trip between Cedar Rapids and Newton, IA
  • A day at Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad and Museum, Boone, IA
  • Cedar Rapids & Iowa City diesel trip between Cedar Rapids and Iowa City, IA
  • Iowa Northern diesel trip between Cedar Rapids and Waterloo, IA
  • Iowa Northern diesel trip between Cedar Falls, IA and Manly, IA

The trips seen here were unique, one-time events that will not happen again. Museum visits included locations and activities not available to the public. This is an historic record that goes beyond a souvenir of the the NRHS Convention. 137 Minutes on 2 DVDs - You will want this in your collection!

Multiple videographers with tripod-mounted HD cameras caught the action from more locations and angles

Conveniently organized by chapters

Minimal narration - less talk, more action!

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