Producer: Green Frog
Timeframe: 1953 – 1976
Locations: Orbisonia, Shirleysburg, more
Length: 117 minutes
Source: Emery Gulash
Green Frog has remastered some of their older shows. This new release features, a brand new remaster. Original source of quality color 16mm film. This from the Master Railroad Cinematographer, Emery Gulash!
East Broad is a narrow gauge coal hauler. Operating in Pennsylvania. The year is 1953. Several time updates, as Emery returns. Witness the 1960 reopening, as a tourist line. Progressive visits conclude in the winter of 1976.Audio is live sound. The early film is likely dubbed. The later material, was probably live recorded. In any case, the soundtrack is excellent.
Check the amazing level of detail, in the screenshots. This bridge scene, tells it.
The show is on a single DVD-R. It has a detailed Chapter Menu. This menu displays on my TV screens, although not the new laptop. No other extra features. Realize, this is an older release. Be happy with a Chapter Menu.
Fully narrated. Good script. Narrative allows for plenty of listening to the trains.
It is not limited to only steam trains. Trolleys, do appear later in the timeline. Several configurations. M-1 Brill type, to the right.
The Remaster has the most vibrant colors! Results are stunning. Trains seem to be in almost 3-D image. Great seperation. Worth it to re-buy. A major upgrade. The Frog hits a home run!
Emery gets some creative views.
Original East Broad Top. Hauls coal to a few brick plants in the 1950s. All narrow gauge steam. Limited passenger service.
Reopens in 1960. This, after the entire EBT has been sold for scrap! Now, a tourist event. After the owner exceeded a request to have a static, display train.
By 1963, the owner opens East Broad Top. Now, a serious tourist line.
Expands the roster, over the years. Adds electric trolleys. Constructs a wye, to turn entire consists. Some additional equipment.
Emery makes several trips to the tourist line. These are Baldwin built locomotives.
East Broad Top ran simulated freight trains.
Beautiful scenery in any season.
Winter has a stark beauty.
Roundhouse area access allowed for unique photo opportunities.
An ancient wooden bridge provided multiple chances, for cool scenes.
Triple- header. Are you kidding? Great!
A classic red caboose. Perfect end to the train.
East Broad Top. A successful remaster by Green Frog. The high quality image, looks fantastic on a hi- def screen. Emery’s camera skills are legendary. A fine soundtrack. Classic trains in Pennsylvania scenery. Filmed in all four seasons. Plenty of variety. All good elements. Not limited to Railfans. Suitable for family viewing.
Rating: 5 Stars