Nickel Plate Road 765 - Berkshire in the Alleghenies

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2013 Horseshoe Curve Trips

As part of the new Norfolk Southern '21st Century Steam' program, Nickel Plate Road Berkshire-type locomotive (2-8-4) #765 pulled 3-days of public excursions over the 2013 Memorial Day weekend. 

These trips operated over Horseshoe Curve, the famed Allegheny Mountain crossing of the mighty Pennsylvania Railroad - the self-proclaimed "Standard Railroad of the World."

This was the most anticipated steam event of 2013, as #765 pulled the first public steam-powered excursions over Horseshoe Curve since 1977. Thanks to Norfolk Southern and the Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society, passengers on board and those gathered trackside were able to experience steam on this legendary stretch of railroad.

Early each morning, #765 left Harrisburg and traveled west along the Juniata River to Lewistown where passengers would board. #765 then continued her gradual climb to Altoona, where the grade steepens in order to tackle the Allegheny Mountains.

After passing Horseshoe Curve and cresting the summit at Gallitzin, the train returned to Altoona for a layover, before bringing passengers back to Lewistown. Finally, in the late afternoon, #765 would head back to Harrisburg to spend the night in Enola Yard, with the train being wyed on the famous Rockville Bridge. 

This necessitated dawn to dusk operation, as #765 traveled almost 300 miles each day.

In this program, you'll see #765 in a variety of trackside locations on all 3 days of operation, including the daily ferry moves to and from Enola Yard in Harrisburg.

In addition to the many runbys along the line, you'll see #765 during stops in Lewistown, Altoona, and Gallitzin. #765 put on a great show all weekend, pulling her 17-car train with ease over the busy NS Pittsburgh Line.

Filmed entirely in HD, this program features high speed running and great stack talk, as #765 gets to stretch her legs on the mainline. This program has minimal narration (with the option to turn it on or off)

Dvd-r video, no region code, can be played at any dvd player worldwide.

Blu ray video, no region code, can be played at any PS3, PS4 or Blu ray player worldwide.

Product Code765
ManufacturerSteam Train Videos

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