047 Southern Pacific Classic Steam Volume 2
53 minutes - Color
Volume 2 begins at Tucson in the 1940's with 4-10-2's, Cab Forwards, Daylights, and even an ex-B&M 2-8-4 and a 4-4-2. Then, you'' move to California for more of Joseph Schmitz's 8mm live sound film in the 1950's. Returning to San Francisco in 1956, he shot a great sequence of steam Commute trains with GS 4-8-4's, MT 4-8-2's, Pacifics and 0-6-0's working the yard. He then moved down the Commute line to San Mateo where these same engines were romping at high speeds. Also covered in Volume 2 are GS-powered Mail Trains and excursions in 1956 with GS engines 4437 and 4439, You'll pace the 4439 at 95 MPH! The show closes with Pacific 2475 running an excursion from San Jose to Tracy on January 1, 1958. All of Joe's footage has live sound to make this a very action-packed show!
I also think you'll be amazed at how well the 8mm film has transferred to video. We sent it to a professional lab for a liquid gate transfer and some of it looks really stunning.