Steam in the 50’s – All Aboard Series – PBS

Steam in the 50’s – All Aboard Series

Green Frog Productions

Format DVD  Length  30 minutes

Locations: Chicago, Canada, more…

Time Period: 1950’s and museum visit.

Sources: Jerry Carson, John Koch, James Koch

A PBS format train video, from the All Aboard series. Howard Goodwin and film crew at Mid-Continent museum, North Freedom,WI.. Next, CNW 1385 shown in present day operation. The segment is a complete overview of the out and back operation there. It does run fairly long.

Grand Trunk Western , Milwaukee Road and C&O are briefly covered. extended looks at : New York Central Hudson, Norfolk & Western Y6B, B&O , Rock Island and Canadian National are the bulk of the program. Some other roads are glimpsed.

A worthwhile train video. Would have preferred more vintage footage. You don’t get everything in 30 minute formats.

Quality varies from modern to old 8mm with some black & white to sepia toned film. Sound is all across the board. Not a bad show, not a great one.

Rating 3 stars

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