World of Steam: United States

Volume 26: Steam in The Rockies  

As steam locomotives on working railways become increasingly difficult to find, it is necessary for the enthusiast to turn to preserved  steam for excitement.  The USA offers many museum lines, and this programme, which was filmed in 2006 and 2007 examines three which are contained within a comparatively small geographical area.  Each offers breathtaking scenery with a high degree of authenticity, and were filmed under snowy, winter conditions. 

At the remote town of Ely in north-east Nevada we visit the standard-gauge Nevada Northern Railway (pictured on the box cover).  We see the line’s two serviceable locos heading special trains through highly atmospheric scenery. 

We then pay a brief visit outside the Rocky Mountain region, to Felton in California, where we view a Shay-type locomotive working on the Roaring Camp and Big Trees Narrow Gauge Railroad

The Heber Valley Railroad lies south-east of Salt Lake City in Utah, and we view an uphill “mixed” train worked by 2-8-0 number 618 amidst spectacular mountainous scenery. 

Winter conditions precluded traversing the entire route of the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, but we see 2-8-2 number 478 working a “mixed” train along the valley of the icy Animas River as far as Cascade. 

Please note that this is a brand new production, featuring "all new" material.  It is not simply a DVD transcription of the VHS programme of the same name released in 1996.

Format DVD-R
Price £18, inc. p & p
Duration Approx. 45 minutes
TV system PAL/SECAM
Menu-indexed? Yes


 

 

 



 


The "High Line" on the Durango & Silverton


On the Heber Valley Railroad
 

 


Amidst the Giant Redwoods at Raging Camp