Great Northern Volume 2
Format: VHS Length: 45 minutes
Time Period: 40 years
Locations: Seattle to Lake Superior
Source: Anthony DeRosa 8mm film. A GN employee
First and Second generation locomotives. Nice shots of freight trains, showing the boxcars.Harry Truman Presidential train. He shakes hands with the crowd! Orange and Green schemes and new Big Sky Blue locos are present. Even some overhead electric. It’s a little short on time, but a worthwhile film to own. Film quality is good to very good. There are some film flaws, but this isn’t a digitally remastered production. Some of it has a handheld, documentary feel. It is private footage made available to the public.
Quick, and to the point narration.
Some rare shots and this is a road not covered by the major photographers of the time. Other roads: Northern Pacific, Spokane, Portland & Seattle, Burlington Route and Spokane International. Some Burlington Northern equipment is here.
The rare content does count. I like the shots, showing yards, and engine facilities. Early piggyback loading, company cars, trucks, etc.. are included.
Rating: 3 stars