"A railroad video classic!" - Trains magazine. Have you ever wanted to get "under the skin" of a steam locomotive? This amazing series offers a complete "stack to firebox" look at steam locomotive operation and maintenance. Color.
Volume 1: Basics of Steam Locomotive Operation. You're a steam locomotive apprentice on this detailed look at the anatomy, care and operation of a Baldwin steam locomotive. Better bring your engineer's cap and some thick gloves - you're going to get dirty!
Volume 2: Passenger Locomotive Road Operation. You join three veteran steam engine crews aboard a trio of fully restored locomotives: Nevada Northern Ten Wheeler #40, Southern Pacific 4-6-2 #2472 and Union Pacific's 4-8-4 #844. You'll practically feel the wind in your face in this one!
Volume 3: Freight Locomotive Road Operation. You learn the operation of three distinctly different freight steamers: a narrow gauge Shay, a 2-8-2 Mikado, and Norfolk & Western's awesome - and massive! - A-Class 2-6-6-4 #1218. You'll tackle 8½% grades, yank a mixed freight out West and highball down a main line. Can you smell the cinders?