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Videos (DVD and Blu-ray)

DVD.1218_on_coal_trains.jpg 1218 On Coal Trains
May 4, 1987 N&W 2-6-6-4 Number 1218 Hauled 100 coal hoppers, Norfolk to Crewe, VA! Hard startups! Pouring Rain! Thundering Skies! We thought 1218 would lumber along with this train. We were wrong! She blasted West, We almost couldn't keep up! This is the most exciting 1218 video ever made. We were the only ones filming this even. Has our best stereo sound. Will (((SHAKE))) your house, gaurenteed!!

30 minutes, DVD-R

Main Line Motion Pictures 1987, 2003

SKU# 136.14BZ $29.95
136.14EQ.jpg 611 Encore
After two successful excursion seasons, N&W 611 returned in 2017 for one final encore performance with excursions on the Norfolk Southern mainline in North Carolina and Virginia. Well begin with a winter ferry move through the snow to Spencer, then complete coverage of the 2017 season. From April to May, the 611 pulled excursions out of Spencer and Greensboro, NC, then headed north for more excursions in Lynchburg, VA and the final Norfolk Southern steam excursions for the year out of her hometown of Roanoke. We will end our coverage with a late season fall ferry move to Spencer.

105 Minutes

Blue Ridge Video

  611 Encore BluRay SKU# 136.14ER $29.95  
  611 Encore DVD SKU# 136.14EQ $24.95  
611.Forever.Sunday.River.cover.jpg 611 Forever

Pride of the Norfolk & Western: 1950s, 1980s & 2015

History unfolds as 611, the only surviving N&W J class 4-8-4 engine roars down the rails! This action-packed DVD follows 611 pulling famed named trains "The Pocahontas" and "Powhatan Arrow" in the 1950s as well as a tragic wreck that nearly became her undoing. Then in the 1980s stunning aerial photography hovers above cliffs and snakes through hidden holler deep in the mountains tracking 611 through West Virginia and Ohio. Finally in 2015 witness 611 firing back to life once more. See this marvel of precision engineering and striking beauty!

You Tube Video preview

DVD, 66 Minutes

Sunday River Productions

DVD.611_SuperTape_Vol_5.jpg 611 Super Tape Vol. 5
We sat on this footage for five years, and finally got around to editing it out Nov-'99. Great scenes of 611 dragging her all tuscan red train over Linden hill amidst thunder, lightning, and sheets of pouring rain! Also includes the famous wheelslipping sequence at Rectortown, VA! Don't miss this one. Filmed with the same equipment as "611 Vol-4, has some great STEREO sound!

Spring of 1993 N&W #611 runs Lynchburg, VA to Norfolk, then Norfolk to Petersburg, roundtrip. Also May 16, 1993 Manassas to Front Royal.

60 minutes, DVD-R

Main Line Motion Pictures 2003

SKU# 136.14CC $20.00
611_American_Icon_212x300.jpg 611: American Icon
611: American Icon is the story of the most famous steam passenger locomotive in the world. Exclusive restoration footage takes you inside the locomotive's massive boiler and firebox, the cab and the iconic nose. Interviews with the restoration team and historians give you eye-opening insights to 611's superior engineering. Rare historical footage tells the story of the famous Norfolk & Western Shops and how the 611 became an enduring survivor loved by millions around the world.

No. 611's rebirth in 2015 was a once-in-a-lifetime experience, a joyous occasion for all of us who love railroads and the American experience. This documentary captures the essence of the restoration, the history and the promise of this legendary locomotive.

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83 minutes. Stereo, Extras: crew commentary and deleted scenes

  611: American Icon BluRay SKU# 136.14DY $33.00  
  611: American Icon DVD SKU# 136.14DX $25.00  
136.14E.jpg 611: The Return of a Thoroughbred
After twenty years, Norfolk & Western Class J #611 has returned to the mainlines of America. Well start at the beginning with the Class Js in regular service, and see the last runs of the 611 in 1959. Then, go back in time for highlights of the Norfolk Southern Steam Program in the 1980s and 1990s. Then, its present day, as the 611 is rebuilt for operational service once again. Be there for every move on the mainline in 2015 through North Carolina and Virginia, with both passenger and freight consists. You wont find a more comprehensive video of Norfolk & Western 611s return to service in 2015.

85 Minutes

Blue Ridge Video

  611: The Return of a Thoroughbred BluRay SKU# 136.14EM $29.95  
  611: The Return of a Thoroughbred DVD SKU# 136.14EL $24.95  
136.14EN.jpg 611: The Second Season
A year after her triumphant return to service in 2015, N&W Class J #611 was back in action in 2016. Follow almost every move for the entire year from the bone-chilling February ferry move from Roanoke, VA to Spencer, NC, and all the excursions and ferry moves from Spencer, Greensboro, Roanoke and Manassas. There is also passenger and freight action at the North Carolina Transportation Museum and the late-season ferry moves between Spencer, NC and Roanoke, VA as the 611 returns to the rails for the Second Season.

90 Minutes

Blue Ridge Video

  611: The Second Season BluRay SKU# 136.14EP $29.95  
  611: The Second Season DVD SKU# 136.14EN $24.95  
DVD.Atlanta_Terminal.TW,cover.jpg Atlanta Terminal
NS and CSX jointly operate approximately three miles of trackage through midtown and downtown Atlanta. The joint trackage begins at Howell Wye, at the signal known as King Plow, on the NS side and winds its way through Atlanta. We set up on the West Marietta Street overpass to catch a large volume of NS intermodal and CSX freight trains entering Howell Wye. NS's South District receives several BNSF coal trains from Wyoming's Powerder River Basin to feed Georgia Power's Schere Plant, the largest caol-fires power plant in the world. For sheer volume it is hard to beat the Atlanta terminal.

DVD, 1 hour 35 minutes

T&W Productions

Limited quantity!

SKU# 136.14DF $30.95
DVD.NS_Christiansburg_District_Autumn_Tour.jpg Christiansburg Autumn Tour

Tour NS Christiansburg District from west of Roanoke to Blake, WV. Stop along the way to some of the great location hotspots. Catch heavy coal trains and freights, and intermodals in some beautiful autumn scenery.

DVD, 60 Minutes

T&W Productions, 2012

Limited quantity!

SKU# 136.14DI $29.95
multimedia/mm_hoot_130.jpg Hooters on Blue Ridge
Travel back in time when hooter whistles ricocheted off the mountains of Blue Ridge and A's, Y's, the Jawn Henry, and J's handled their consists up the grade. Presented entirely in real-time stereo sound! 45 minutes, plus a 20 minute 'slide show' of classic steam color photos.

DVD

SKU# 136.14AA $39.95
DVD.NW_611_The_Early_Years.jpg N&W 611 The Early Years

Enjoy the first two years of operation of N&W Class J 4-8-4 number 611 as it begins its second tour of duty after its 1980's restoration in Birmingham, Alabama. Enjoy the first run to Roanoke along the Southern Mainline, the first trip to Norfolk up Blue Ridge Grade, plus more trips in 1982 and 1983 including freights and special excursions. Shot on sound movie film this has been expertly transferred for your pleasure. These are from the private collection of Greg Scholl before he was in the video business.

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DVD, 80 Minutes

Greg Scholl Video Productions

SKU# 136.14DS $29.95
DVD.N&W_A_1218_JMJ.jpg N&W A 1218 (JMJ)
N&W A 1218, the giant 2-6-6-4 articulated steam locomotive which spent many years idly on display at the old Roanoke Transportation Museum, was towed to the NS Birmingham Steam Shops in 1985. Almost 2 years of effort paid off handsomely as 1218 emerged for her first major run on April 21, 1987.

1218 traveled from Birmingham to Roanoke on April 21, 22 and 23, and our crew was with her all the way, taping what we believe are the best shots along the route.

We taped April 25th, as she pulled her first revenue trip to Bluefield and back, and on the 26th as she powered two runs out of Roanoke. That morning it was a round trip to Lynchburg, followed by a turnaround to the wye west of Vicker. Without a reset, 1218 was ferried to Norfolk on the 27th, and once again we were there.

All this, plus vintage film footage of other A's and several other N&W steam classes, add up to a steam show we think cannot be topped.

DVD, 88 minutes. JMJ Productions 1987 & 2008

Limited quantity!

SKU# 136.14CI $29.95
DVD.NW_in_Transition.jpg N&W in Transition

Enjoy the transition from the end of the steam era on the N&W mostly around Batavia, Ohio and a few other selected spots where steam soldiered on. In addition to steam we see some early diesels on locals and freights. Enjoy the last steam-powered "Powhatan Arrow", rare scenes of a wreck, final days of Steam at Portsmouth, Ohio and Williamson.

Includes video from the July 1959 Roanoke-Bluefield-Cedar Bluff excursion with Class A 1240, and Class Y6b 2174. Also see April 1960 at Williamson with 0-8-0 in steam.

From original 8mm files from relatives of the late Donald Jamieson.

You Tube Video preview

DVD, 67 Minutes

Greg Scholl Video Productions

SKU# 136.14DR $29.95
DVD.NW_Steam_in_the_EastSunday_River.jpg Norfolk and Western, Steam in the East
Steam in the East Series

It's hard to believe that such a film could exist - capturing the largest fleet of articulated ever built, operating on their original tracks, in this case, the western slope of the N&W mainline between Bluefield and Portsmouth, Ohio. See the agile A class with high speed manifest or rolling long strings of heavyweight cars at 70 MPH. The huge Y class sluggers carry their enormous low pressure cylinders like overloaded grocery bags under each arm. Listen while the slow-moving giants shake the Appalachians to their very roots on the heavy grades and the tortuous curves of the Tug Form. More than 100 run pasts from the bygone age of real railroading.

DVD

Sunday River Productions

Limited quantity!

SKU# 136.14BS $34.95
136.14EJ.jpg Norfolk Southern 21st Century Steam
Come along for full coverage of the Norfolk Southern Steam Program, produced with contributions from the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum and the Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society. Well go through the original Southern Railway and Norfolk Southern Steam Program with over 10 minutes of vintage footage showing all of the major locomotives used. Then, its full coverage of the 2011 and 2012 steam seasons with both Southern Railway 630 and Nickel Plate Road 765. Its a grand tour across nine states, capped off with the 765s triumphant assault on the famous Horseshoe Curve in Pennsylvania.

121 Minutes

Blue Ridge Video

  Norfolk Southern 21st Century Steam BluRay SKU# 136.14EK $29.95  
  Norfolk Southern 21st Century Steam DVD SKU# 136.14EJ $24.95  
DVD.Norfolk_Southern_on_NC_Rails_Vol_2.jpg Norfolk Southern on NC Rails Vol. 2
Grab a seat and join us as we take another look at the Norfolk Southern running in North Carolina. Our great coverage starts where Vol. 1 ended of showing long and heavy NS trains all over the line with some run-through power of other railroads. We'll show you a derailment that took place in Longview, NC on the Asheville-Salisbury line. Watch NS get this major line back in service before trains start backing up. If you loved Vol 1, then Norfolk Southern on NC Rails Vol. 2 is a must!!!

DVD, 60 minutes

T&W Productions

SKU# 136.14BW $29.95
multimedia/mm_ns_steam_freights_excu.jpg Norfolk Southern Steam Freights w/ Excursion Locos
Featuring N&W 1218, N&W 611, NKP 587 and L&N 152.

Norfolk Southern Steam Freights is a very unusual video because steam power on freight trains of any kind are very rare today. In this video we take you to: Roanoke, Virginia; Lynchburg, Virginia; Portsmouth, Ohio; Stearns, Kentucky and Birmingham, Alabama to see four different engines on five different consists. These runs were seldom covered on video because most of these trains ran during the week and were instances when the engines had to be moved without the regular passenger car fleet. You'll see everything from mixed freights to a short caboose hop to a look at a 50-car hopper train from Roanoke on the grade to Christiansburg. This interesting video was shot between 1987 and 1989 and captures some of the most unusual trips on Norfolk Southern trackage with a variety of NS locomotives. You'll see good closeups of each engine, plus the best locations on each line for your viewing pleasure in this fast-paced video.

DVD, 60 minutes

Limited quantity!

SKU# 136.14AE $29.95
multimedia/mm_NS_aartery.jpg Norfolk Southern's Automotive Artery
Norfolk Southern's main line from Detroit to Kansas City today handles more autos and auto parts than almost any other rail line. Shows all trains for 24 hours between Sidney and Catlin, just west of Danville, Ill in late July opf 1999, just two months after NS took over their share of Conrail. 1 Hour, 40 minutes.

DVD

Limited quantity!

SKU# 136.14AJ $25.00
multimedia/DVD/DVD.NS_Columbus_District.jpg Norfolk Southern's Columbus District
This program shows over a day of action on NS' Columbus District between Chillicothe and Portsmouth, OH in the beautiful and pristine Scioto Valley where it slices through the northern edge of the Appalachian plateau in May of 2006.

62 minutes

Big "E" Productions

SKU# 136.14AQ $24.95
multimedia/mm_Fostoria1.jpg NS & CSX Fostoria Oh. Part 1 and 2 (4 disks)
"Part I -Dawn to Dusk" shows all of the incredible action at Fostoria for twelve continuous daylight hours in May of 2000. Fostoria is in northern Ohio, 30 miles south of Toledo. The three main lines of CSX and Norfolk Southern that cross in a triangle on the southeast side of Fostoria handle more trains today than anytime since at least World War II. CSX's former Chesapeake and Ohio, Detroit and Toledo to Columbus main line runs north-south through Fostoria, crossing the former Baltimore and Ohio, now CSX, main line between the East Coast and Chicago, and the original Nickel Plate main line between Buffalo and Chicago, now part of Norfolk Southern. "Part II - Dusk to Dawn" covers the busy evening and nighttime action next to the Amtrak station in Fostoria and a second night of action north of Fostoria to catch CSX trains that didn't pass by the Amtrak station. These two parts provide over five hours of action!

Limited quantity!

SKU# 136.14AM $35.00
DVD.NS_30th_Anniversary_Heritage_Locomotives.TW.cover.jpg NS 30th Anniversary Heritage Locomotives
A family portrait at the N.C. Transportation Museum

Norfolk Southern has honored its predecessor railroads during 2012, its anniversary year, by painting 20 new locomotives in commemorative schemes that reflect the heritage of those predecessors. Since the 1820s hundreds of railroad companies were built, merged, reorganized and consolidated into what eventually became today's Norfolk Southern, itself created from the consolidation of Norfolk and Western Railway and Southern Railway in 1982. The heritage locomotives represent most of the railroads that played significant roles in Norfolk Southern's history.

2 hours (2 DVD discs!)

T&W Productions

SKU# 136.14DE $30.95
DVD.NS-Asheville.Yard.jpg NS at Asheville Yard
T&W Productions takes you to Asheville, NC where Norfolk Southern's small but efficient yard connects freight and coal from the west to the east and south. Watch heavy trains roll their way in and out of the yard pulling heavy tonage. Locomotives from the new to the old can be seen with a lot of run-through power from other railroads. If you like heavy yard action, then you'll love Asheville.

DVD, 60 minutes

SKU# 136.14BP $29.95
multimedia/mm_NS_Salisbury1.jpg NS at Salisbury, NC, Vol.1
Full action on 12/30/97, 10/2/99, and 9/4/99. Filmed at Salisbury, NC and south of Linwood yard. See long trains climbing up Yadkin Hill with run-through power of Union Pacific, MPI, BN, CNW, and other wide variety of motive power with Norfolk Southern units. If you like heavy tonnage and a lot of horsepower to boot, the Norfolk Southern at Salisbury is for you!!!

DVD, Runtime: 90 minutes

SKU# 136.14AZ $29.95
multimedia/mm_NS_Salisbury2.jpg NS at Salisbury, NC, Vol.2
T & W Productions takes you back to one of the best train watching spots in NC, SALISBURY! In this tape you'll see heavy freights and intermodal trains tackling the 2 mile hill out of the south end of Linwood yard. You'll see Conrail units in their original numbers before the take over. See a wide variety of motive power to the old to the new with some run- through power also. Come join us for more NS action at SALISBURY!!!

DVD

SKU# 136.14BA $29.95
multimedia/DVD/DVD.NS_at_Spencer.jpg NS at Spencer
The former Southern Railway Washington, D.C. to Atlanta main line around Spencer, NC, is both fascinating and quite busy. Spencer, a long time operating hub of the Southern Railway, lies 45 miles northeast of Charlotte in central North Carolina, roughly midway between Washington and Atlanta on the former Southern Railway main line. This DVD shows 24 hours of NS & Amtrak action on the double track mainline between Linwood and Salisbury in the spring of 1995, with most trains seen tackling tough Yadkin Hill in Spencer.

DVD-R, 90 minutes

Big "E" Productions

Limited quantity!

SKU# 136.14BL $32.95
multimedia/mm_NS_Atlanta_Macon.jpg NS Atlanta to Macon Main
Norfolk Southern's strategic Atlanta South District between Atlanta and Macon, Georgia serves as NS's gateway between south Georgia and Florida and the rest of their system. The Atlanta South District, part of their Georgia Division, stretches for 94 miles between Inman Yard in Atlanta and Brosnan Yard in Macon. The number of trains on this critical section of track has doubled in the past 30 years. This busy line through the rolling and often wooded countryside south of Atlanta is handling the most trains and tonnage of its one hundred. and twenty year history. This DVD shows the trains and operations for over 24 hours on Norfolk Southern's Atlanta South District in October of 2002.

DVD, 1 hour and 53 minutes long.

SKU# 136.14AI $34.95
multimedia/mm_NS_Autumn_Pokey.jpg NS Autumn on the Pokey
Capture some heavy NS action in autumn of 2004 on the Pokey. NS has this old N&W line filled full of coal, freight and intermodal traffic. The program skip around the line to show you a lot of action with run-through power in the consist and in helper service.

DVD, 60 minutes

T&W Productions

SKU# 136.14BC $29.95
multimedia/mm_NS_Bement.jpg NS Bement to Decatur
The original Wabash Railway system was like an X with the Buffalo and Detroit to Kansas City, and Chicago to St. Louis lines crossing at Decatur. The twenty miles of double track between Bement and Decatur in central Illinois was the busiest section of track on the former Wabash Railway system. At Bement, 20 miles east of Decatur, the line from Chicago joined the line from Detroit and Buffalo. Just west of Decatur the lines to St. Louis and Kansas City went their separate ways. Traffic on what NS now calls their Lafayette District grew as a result of the Conrail split four years ago, and today this funnel has twice the number of freight trains that it did during Wabash days and is a part of Norfolk Southern's busy automotive artery from Detroit to St. Louis and Kansas City. This DVD shows over twenty four hours of action on Norfolk Southern's Lafayette district, their auto artery, between Bement and Decatur in May of 2003.

DVD, 98 minutes

SKU# 136.14A $34.95
multimedia/DVD/DVD.NS_Bluefield_Yard.jpg NS Bluefield Yard
T&W Productions visited this old NW yard to concentrate on yard activity. You'll see a lot of movements that came through this busy yard. Watch heavy coal, intermodal, and time freights tackle the grade to the summit into bluefield yard. Catch a variety of units coming in and out on helpers and through freights. Great night shots make this one program you don't want to miss!!!

DVD, 60 Minutes

T&W Productions

SKU# 136.14BM $30.95
multimedia/DVD/DVD.NS_Diesels_The_Sequel_PT.1_NW.jpg NS Diesel/The N&W
Scenes of older N&W motive power are followed by broadcast quality video in-depth coverage of the original N&W. Long freights and coal drags are seen west of Roanoke in Virginia and West Virginia, as well as on the Blue Ridge. N&W Lines are covered in depth, with a tremendous variety of diesel units shown.

DVD, 62 minutes, 100% color JMJ Productions

Limited quantity!

SKU# 136.14O $29.95
DVD.NS_Diesels_Vol_1.jpg NS Diesels Volume One
Heavy grade action on NS's famed Pocahontas Division!! See all of NS's modern diesels locomotives including the SD-70's. Trains pulling at their max upgrade, with four unit sets and four unit pushers really roaring!! Then we go to the Virginia Division and watch trains pulling Christiansburg grade on a day that happened to include N&W Class J 611 on her last trip over the mountain!! (We didn't know that at the time.) Then on to the Eastern Division, now called the Piedmont Division, for freight trains, pig trains, even a road'railer train!!!

60 minutes, DVD-R

Main Line Motion Pictures

SKU# 136.14CD $20.00
multimedia/DVD/DVD.NS_Greenville_to_Atlanta.jpg NS Greenville to Atlanta Main
This program shows the trains and operations for over 24 hours on the historic Washington to Atlanta main line of the former Southern Railway System around Clemson, South Carolina in October of 2006. Clemson is 119 miles north of Atlanta and thirty miles from Greenville in the Piedmont Region of South Carolina. The Piedmont Region is far from level, and there are few extended straight sections of track in this rolling country between the coastal plain and the Blue Ridge.

DVD-R, 60 minutes in length

Big "E" Productions

SKU# 136.14BK $30.95
DVD.NS-New_Castle_District.2006.jpg NS New Castle District 2006
This DVD shows the trains and operations for a day and a half on the north end of NS New Castle district in north-eastern Indiana between Muncie and Fort Wayne in May of 2006. The formation of NS from the merger of the N&W and Southern systems in 19982 led to the transformation of this once light traveled former Lake Erie and Western and Nickel Plate branch line into a high speed, CTC equipped main line that hosts a wide variety of NS trains between Chicago and Cincinnati.
This DVD was videotaped in DV25, and digitally edited and mastered at Big "E" Productions. This DVD has menus and chapters and the option of being watched with or without narration. As is usual with all Big "E" DVD's the complete train is shown and all trains are id'ed by symbol and destination.

70 minutes, DVD-R

Big "E" Productions

Limited quantity!

SKU# 136.14BF $29.95
multimedia/mm_NS_NCarolina.jpg NS on North Carolina Rails, Vol. 1
NORFOLK SOUTHERN ON NORTH CAROLINA RAILS shows Norfolk Southern running in North Carolina. You'll see run-through power with NS trains, maintenance of way cleaning the ballast at Salisbury N.C. We'll also show you the Ringling Bros. and Barum & Bailey Circus train that runs through N.C. every year. We'll take a ride on mixed freight 135 on the Asheville-Salisbury line from Connelly Springs N.C. to Valdese N.C. on SD70 2511.

DVD

Limited quantity!

SKU# 136.14BE $29.95
multimedia/mm_NS_Piedmont_main.jpg NS Piedmont Main
The trains and operations on the historic Washington to Atlanta main line of the former Southern Railway System south of Danville, Virginia, in North Carolina's Piedmont Region. Although not Norfolk Southern's busiest line today, this line is still a busy artery between North and South.

DVD, 53 minutes

SKU# 136.14AL $29.95
multimedia/mm_NS_Bluefield_weekend.jpg NS Weekend in Bluefield, WV.
Deep in the heart of the Appalachia mountains in southern West Virginia, the Pocahontas district is full of Norfolk Southern action. This double track main is swarmed with numerous coal trains and time freights everyday. Watch NS battle the stiff grades on this line with helper service on almost every eastbound train.

DVD, 60 Minutes

T&W Productions

SKU# 136.14AX $29.95
DVD.Ohio_Rail_Diamonds.jpg Ohio Rail Diamonds
Northwestern Ohio with Tower F in Fostoria, Attica Junction, and Fostoria depot, Deshler, and Leipsic Junction. Lots of CSX & NS power along with leased power, shot in 2006 (widescreen format). There are also some older segments from September 2005 plus a 1991 visit to Leipsic and Lima!
All shot in live stereo audio, and professionally edited. Narration and live train sounds.

DVD, 82 minutes plus previews

Greg Scholl Video Productions

SKU# 136.14BR $29.95
DVD.Trains_that_Passed_in_the_Night.jpg OWL, Trains that passed in the Night
This film is the story of the amazing O. Winston Link's documentation through film and sound of the last days of steam railroading in America.

This film follows Mr Link, while in his late 70's, on a reflective trip to some of the scenes where he created his iconic images. Through the film, Mr Link gives an account of his work, which captured more than the end of the steam era, it showed the passing of a way of life in rural America.

Produced in 1990. Includes film footage shot by O. Winston Link himself!

Produced and directed by Paul Yule.

DVD, 52 minutes.

SKU# 136.14CK $39.95
DVD.Pillars_of_SMOKE_in_the_Sky.jpg Pillars of Smoke in the Sky
This DVD is about N&W steam operation over the famous Blue Ridge Grade in 1957. Filmed with the cooperation of N&W management, producer E. C. Eddy was given full access to the line, yards and was allowed to ride aboard the Y class helper and pusher engines as they moved heavy coal trains from Roanoke to the top of the grade. No other film of N&W has the on-train perspectives that Mr. Eddy captured on 16mm film. You'll be amazed at his coverage. We have left the film intact with the original narration by Mr. Eddy and his own sounds which were recorded on his visit in 1957.

A Film by E.C. Eddy, Herron Video

DVD, 45 minutes. All color. Narrated.

youtube teaser of this DVD!

SKU# 136.14CO $34.95
DVD.Pocahontas_Crisp_Days_of_Fall.1.jpg Pocahontas Crisp Days of Fall

Come join us on a railfanning trip to the Pocahontas District to capture heavy NS action. See a variety of NS trains as we skip all over the line to catch heavy action in the beautiful Pokey fall scenery.

DVD, 60 Minutes

T&W Productions, 2013

SKU# 136.14DP $29.95
DVD.Pocahontas_District_Norfolk_Southern_TandW.jpg Pocahontas District Norfolk Southern
Shot in November 2010 on NS Pocahontas District. See long heavy freights, intermodal and coal trains. See action at Bluefield, Farm, Bluestone and more!

DVD, 1 Hour 16 Minutes

T&W Productions

SKU# 136.14CW $29.95
DVD.NS_Pocahontas_Fall_2011.jpg Pocahontas Fall 2011
Big time railroading in the WV mountains on the NS Pocahontas district. Heavy coal, freight and intermodal trains making their way through beautiful scenery with fall foliage! Locations include Iaeger, Sandy Huff, Gordon tunnel, Roderfield tunnel, Farm, Twin Huger Tunnels and Kimball.

DVD, 38 Minutes

T&W Productions

SKU# 136.14CZ $30.95
multimedia/DVD/DVD.Pocahontas_Glory_V1.jpg Pocahontas Glory Vol. 1
The Powhatan Arror, Pocahontas, Cavalier and Abingdon mixed passenger trains! All are included in this action video of N&W passenger service in the 1950's! Visit Portsmouth, Columbus, Kenova, Bluefield and the famed Abingdon mixed trains and other locations.

DVD, 48 Minutes

Herron Rail Video

SKU# 136.14F $39.95
multimedia/DVD/DVD.Pocahontas_Glory_V2.jpg Pocahontas Glory Vol. 2
All Roanoke with Blue Ridge! From Shaffer's Crossing roundhouse to the East End shops, you'll see the heart of the 1950's N&W operations! Roanoke yards with its articulated hump engines and 0-8-0's and the Roanoke passenger station. Then visit famed Blue Ridge grade where Y & A class articulated lift long coal trains over the mountain as passenger trains glide behind J & K class.

48 minutes, DVD-R

Herron Rail Video

SKU# 136.14G $39.95
multimedia/DVD/DVD.Pocahontas_Glory_V3.jpg Pocahontas Glory Vol. 3
Steam along the Shenandoah. In the mid to late 1950's, noted rail cinematographers Harry P. Dodge and Bob Flack visited the Shenandoah Valley to capture on 16mm file the steam finale of the N&W's Shenandoah Valley line. DVD includes mixed trains, time freights, coal drags and yard scenes. Locomotives include Y6, K1, K2, M and S1A.

48 minutes, DVD-R

Herron Rail Video

SKU# 136.14H $39.95
multimedia/DVD/DVD.Pocahontas_Glory_V4.jpg Pocahontas Glory Vol. 4
Tipple to Tidewater! Coal trains from WV mines to Norfolk! This program features Y & A steam power moving long trains of coal past Bluefield, Roanoke, Blue Ridge, Crewe and Norfolk. You'll see doubleheaders, pushers, engine servicing and the coal docks at Lambert's Point.

48 minutes, DVD-R

Herron Rail Video

SKU# 136.14I $39.95
multimedia/DVD/DVD.Pocahontas_Glory_V5.jpg Pocahontas Glory Vol. 5
N&W's greatest passenger trains in the 1950's with J, K, M & E class steam. Powhatan Arrow, Pocahontas, Tennessean, Pelican and the Cavalier. Visit Norfolk, Petersburg, Roanoke, Bluefield, Norton, Blacksburg, New River Valley, and many other locations. All 14 J's are seen! Famed J 611 at 90mph on its 1959 retiredment run!

56 minutes, DVD-R

Herron Rail Video

SKU# 136.14J $39.95
multimedia/DVD/DVD.Pocahontas_Glory_V6.jpg Pocahontas Glory Vol. 6
N&W and Virginian Electrics, plus A & Y mainline steam! All hard at work on coal trains, freight, locals, pushers and hump service. See Norfolk, Petersburg, Roanoke, Bluefield, Princeton and more. Rare film of N&W electrics in 1930's. See Virginian's big electrics in action!

51 minutes, DVD-R

Herron Rail Video

SKU# 136.14K $39.95
DVD.Pocahontas_Glory_V7.jpg Pocahontas Glory Vol. 7
N&W Steam 1956-1958!
  • Cincinnati, Portsmouth in 1956!
  • Class A Breakdown
  • Rainy day at Bonsack, VA in 1956 with live sound including Class A, Y, Jawn Henry, J & K2's!
  • Pigeon Creek Shifter chase with Y6A #2136, November 1958!
All scenes with real N&W audio, much of it recorded when filmed! Featuring film by Donald J. Krofta, Joseph Schmitz, Jack Jennings, William H. Bauer, Dave McNeil and George Leilich. Narrated by Russ Wheeler.

Herron Pocahontas Glory #7 preview Video clip (YouTube)

DVD, 78 minutes + Previews of Volumes 1-6

Herron Rail Video 2008

SKU# 136.14CH $39.95
DVD.Pocahontas_Glory_Vol-8.jpg Pocahontas Glory Vol. 8

N&W Steam 1954-1958 plus a cameo of VIRGINIAN in 1954.

Includes most N&W Steam classes in action at Columbus, Bristol, Christiansburg, Roanoke, Blue Ridge, Bluefield, Crewe, Abingdon, West Jefferson and other locations. With special events such as the 1957 NRHS Convention, Farewell to Steam on the Norton Line in 1957, and more. Notable locomotives such as J 611, the last Y6b 2200, and steam turbine Jawn Henry and M class 4-8-0s are included along with many others.

All on DVD with chapters and your choice of narrated or un-narrated viewing.

Over 71 minutes plus previews of Volumes 1-7 for almost 89 minutes total running time.

Herron Video

SKU# 136.14DW $39.95
136.14EU.jpg Southern 4501 Steam on the Bristol Line
In 2015, Southern Railway 2-8-2 #4501 returned to the mainline for the first time since 1994. As part of the Norfolk Southern 21st Century Steam Program, the 4501 travelled to Bristol, Virginia for three excursions in late June 2015. She would operate two trips to Walton, VA and one trip to Bulls Gap, TN.

Well follow the 4501 on her ferry move north from Chattanooga, TN to Bristol, VA. Then complete you coverage of all three trips, and follow her south as far as Bulls Gap, TN.

Railfan Series, no narration, no music, minimal subtitles.

90 Minutes

Blue Ridge Video

  Southern 4501 Steam on the Bristol Line BluRay SKU# 136.14EV $29.95  
  Southern 4501 Steam on the Bristol Line DVD SKU# 136.14EU $24.95  
136.14ES.jpg Steam to the Coalfields
For three days in April 2014, steam returned to the former Norfolk & Western Buchanan Branch in the tri-state region of southwest Virginia, eastern Kentucky and southern West Virginia for the first time in over 50 years. In cooperation with local groups, Norfolk Southern Corporation brought in Southern Railway 2-8-0 #630 and the 21st Century Steam Program to operate trips between Dismal and Grundy, VA and Devon, WV.

Railfan Series, no narration, no music, minimal subtitles.

53 Minutes

Blue Ridge Video

  Steam to the Coalfields BluRay SKU# 136.14ET $29.95  
  Steam to the Coalfields DVD SKU# 136.14ES $24.95  
DVD.The_Pokey_Hot_Days_of_Summer.jpg The Pokey Hot Days of Summer

Railfan along the Pocahontas district as we catch heavy coal, freight and intermodal trains in the hot days of summer. You will travel to locations to see modern day NS power and some heritage units battling the grades between Farm and Bluefield.

DVD, 64 Minutes

T&W Productions, 2013

SKU# 136.14DO $29.95
DVD.The_Tadpole-NS_Kenova_District.jpg The Tadpole-NS Kenova District
NS's Kenova District between Williamson, WV and Portsmouth, OH has long been known as the Tadpole. This busy line handles a mix of loaded coal trains running in both directions, grain trains, mixed carload manifests, and thanks to the recently completed Heartland Corridor clearance project, double stack container trains. The superbly engineered Kenova District along the Tug Fork, Big Sandy, and Ohio Rivers sees some of the heaviest trains in the U. S. This program shows thirty hours of action between Williamson and Kenova on NSs Kenova District or Tadpole in April of 2011.

DVD-R, 80 minutes in length

Big "E" Productions 2011

SKU# 136.14DD $30.95
DVD.Thoroughbreds.jpg Thoroughbreds
Nothing but Norfolk Southern Locomotives. This DVD has nothing but fast paced action of NS units!! About every unit can be seen that was on the roster in the mid 1990's!

70 minutes

T&W Productions

SKU# 136.14BV $29.95
DVD.Here_and_There_V2.jpg Trainwatching Volume 2, NS Here & There
TRAINWATCHING Vol 2, Here and There

Volume 2 takes you here and there to follow Norfolk Southern action. We'll head up to Asheville, NC to see some yard action. Head down to Charlotte, NC to spend a day with the Ringing Bros. and Barnum & Bayley circus train as we watch them unload the animals. Railfan Salisbury, NC with heavy NS action on the Washington-Atlanta mainline. Heavy intermodal train at Bluefield, VA. We saved the best for last, early 90's action on Saluda, NC.

DVD, 63 minutes

T&W Productions

SKU# 136.14BU $29.95
DVD.Vintage_Steam_of_the_Norfolk_and_Western.jpg Vintage Steam on the N&W

This DVD covers numerous locations on the Norfolk & Western in Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland and North Carolina between the 1940s and the 1950s. A few scenes on the Virginian Railroad and the Clinchfield are also seen. All trains are regularly scheduled trains. No fan trips or special excursions. Locations include Roanoke, Blacksburg, Ripplemead, Narrows, Blue Ridge, Green Cove, West Jefferson, Bluefield and more. See Class J, Y, A, M and others. Some early diesel.

DVD, 52 Minutes. All color

Railroad Video Productions

SKU# 136.14DV $29.95