Producer: Green Frog
Locations: Cumberland, Sand Patch, Harper’s Ferry…
Length: 84 minutes
Source: Rich Scheid
Green Frog with the twelfth edition, in their popular CSX series. Quite an overview of various routes. This one contains some of the best scenery in the CSX system. Fall colors make it even more desirable.
Consistent high quality. Standard Green Frog CSX feature set. Chapter Search. No Chapter menu or maps.
Very descriptive narrative by Peter Youngblood. Everything is reasonably well-covered. Videographer Rich Scheid is excellent! Composition and variety of views. Only have space for some highlights.
Tour begins in Pittsburgh. Quickly moves along to Connellsville. A GP38-2 with a heavy transformer. This is perfect model railroad scene.
CSX and Conrail paint, at Ohio Pyle. A westbound empty pig train.
Meyersdale station in the morning with westbound a Dash nine DC unit. Former B&O line.
An SD50 assists a coal train upgrade on Sand Patch Grade.
The tunnel and big cut on Sand Patch Grade.
An SD40 goes past the tower, with high cube boxcars. Also, on Sand Patch.
A GE powered work train. Note the Maintenance of Way, Orange paint on the locomotive.
Amtrak Celebrate the Century train.
At Mance, a little diversity. CSX, Soo, SP SD40T.
Conrail paint at Foley, with a grain train of Candian National cars. Five pushers on this heavy move!
Falls Cut Tunnel and a leased GE.
Corriganville , Maryland provides a picturesque backdrop.
Cumberland has the Western Maryland Scenic Railway. This is a sixteen mile tourist line. Steam locomotive on this scene.
Back onto CSX rails. This is at the Narrows. Amtrak slips by a CSX freight train.
Cumberland with some brief scenes of the yard and town.
Kessler Bridge on the Magnolia Cut-off. No, you will have to see another CSX volume, to tour this fantastic area.
A final train at Harper’s Ferry, West Virginia is an odd choice to close. No fall colors here. Only a single freight at this historic site.
CSX 12 is surely one of the best in the series! All of the trains are nicely shot. Great scenery is the main highlight. Although, the trains are always front and center. A good script and fast paced action. Green Frog with a top shelf release!
Rating: 5 Stars