CSX 2 Chattanooga to Nashville

CSX2_dvd

Producer: Green Frog

Timeframe: early 1990s

Locations: Chattanooga, Cowan, Stephenson, Nashville, more

Length: 1 hour

Sources: Rob McCormack, Charlie Brown

Green Frog ups their game in CSX 2. Scenic Tennessee and Alabama territories. They include a mountain grade, Cab Ride. Visit a hump yard. See some sights, along the former L&N route.

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Chattanooga, Tennessee. That railroad bridge that crosses the interstate.

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Usual Green Frog DVD-R.C Chapter Search. This one has a glance, at a map. No on-screen graphics. Although, the narrative has everything covered.

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Videography is ace. Camera angles are varied. Imagery is clear, even on the modern, big screen.

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Audio is enviornmental. Levels are well balanced. Professional production, as one would expect from the Frog

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As with the other volumes, that I have seen. Some highlight locations are key. Cumberland Mountain is the major point, in this show. Radner Yard in Nashville, is another.vlcsnap-2019-11-06-11h17m05s455

Two bridges in Alabama, appear early in the route to Nashville. Both, CSX plus Norfolk Southern cross on these.

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By coincidence, a Norfolk Southern crossed the other bridge. Union Pacific in the lash-up of these mid-train helpers.

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Creative viewpoints are becoming a Hallmark of the CSX series. This one, from inside a diminutive steam engine display.

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Predecessor paint is within. Here is one, in Baltimore and Ohio blue.

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Checkout another. Seaboard System here. Note those curves on the train.

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At Cowan. The start of the run over Cumberland Mountain begins. Twisting and turning tracks are as challenging, as any mountain grade crossings.

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Even on a television screen. This trackage looks intimidating. Blind curves, sheet rock walls and twisting tracks.

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The original tunnel is 150 years old. Yes, we get it both ways!

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 three ways. The Cab Ride is out and back.

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The Radner Yard at Nashville is huge.

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Views from both the towers. These SD40-2 units assemble their trains.

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A second viewpoint. The SW1500 goes to retrieve more cars. The ex: Seaboard Coast Line… a little bonus!

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No caboose to close. This auto rack is not tipping over. Rather, travelling on a super-elevated curve. Looks awesome.

CSX 2 Chattanooga to Nashville. Green Frog, has improved upon the first volume. A good tour of the advertised route.  This one has included, that mountain Cab Ride! A winner!

Rating: 5 Stars

 

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