DVD No. BH-307 - Running Time 58 minutes
The Southern and then Norfolk Southern Railroad steam programme ran for 28 years until 1994. In the last few years excursion trains were based upon the availability of the former Norfolk Western 4-8-4 streamlined J Class No. 611, the simple articulated 2-6-6-4 A Class No. 1218 and former Southern Baldwin 2-8-2 No. 4501. Added to this were other preserved mainline locomotives including former Nickel Plate Road Baldwin 2-8-2 No. 587.
In 1991 the steam programme celebrated 25 years of continuous excursions with a gala dinner in Chattanooga followed the next day by a triple headed excursion out of the city.
This tape covers some of the steam excursions run by Norfolk Southern at this period and highlights all 4 locomotives hard at work throughout the eastern U.S.A. A feature covers the regular climb of the Old Fort Loops in western North Carolina where trains must climb up the Appalachian Mountains to reach the city of Ashville a popular destination for NRHS members.