Producer: Green Frog
Timeframe: 1996- 99
Locations: Hudson River, Long Island, Southern Tier, Susquehanna, NJ, more.
Length: 57 minutes
Source: Rich Kugel
An overview of the New York area, before the Conrail split. Extra coverage of additional railroads that provide variety. Locations extend outward. Hudson River and Long Island. Southern Tier, and more.
DVD-R. Standard Frog Chapter Search. Professional production throughout. No maps. This release has not been remastered. Hence, images appear slightly soft on a larger HDTV screen. Colors and balance are fine. Do not expect current viewing standards. Show is very watchable.
The trains appear in chronological order. Begins in the year 1996. Fast paced show!
Rich Kugel, is the Green Frog Videographer. He has a fantastic eye for composition!
Bob Carrera, with a classic narrative. Good script. No maps, or on-screen graphics. Also available in the set, Trains around New York and New Jersey- collection.
Conrail is the star of this show. Fort Montgomery, New York. Many fine scenes in this program. Let’s have a sample…
Susquehanna,also has a strong presence. Hawthorne, New Jersey.
New York Metro North. FL9 and Genesis locomotives operate, along the Hudson River. Garrison, NY. That Metro North never could create an attractive paint scheme.
However, New Haven surely did have some classic livery! They did revive this paint job.
Chesapeake and Ohio #614. This makes several appearances. A choice scene at Otisville Tunnel.
An ice storm creates memorable scenes.
This is the Millrift River bridge. Constructed in 1868, by the Erie Railroad. Connects New York state to Pennsylvania.
In 1999, the Long Island Railroad was going to soon replace aging equipment. Alco FA is used as a power pack. Not a locomotive.
Let’s pickup more Long Island Railroad at Nassau Tower. This is located at Mineola. Good showing of some LIRR equipment.
Moodna Viaduct is a definite scenic highlight. This NJ Transit is but one, of some trains crossing here.
Brand new BNSF General Electrics. They pause for a crew change. NJ Transit going to New York. Hint… These BNSF units get chased!
Norfolk Southern makes random appearances.
Amtrak is also shown, by the Hudson. Also, several Electric motors, in New Jersey.
Susquehanna GP18, acts as a helper on a Sparta Hill move.
Conrail train that is 2 miles long! This view from a Mountain, along the Hudson River.
After that whirlwind. What happened to Conrail? Why, they are now CSX!
Give it up. All in now. Where’s those dress blues???
Rails New York Metro. Green Frog has a show that hits the advertised, very nicely. Action oriented and loaded with variety. The near one hour show passes quickly. That is the hallmark of an enjoyable program.
Rating: 4 Stars