Big Steam & Private Varnish

  • $34.95

If you are a fan of large steam engines, this one is definitely for you.

In the late 1920's, The Sante Fe Railway began tests on their new Northern-type steam engine #3751 between Los Angeles, Arizona, and New Mexico.

So successful were the tests, that it wasn't long before she and her sister engines were seen in daily service all over the Southwest ...right up until the end of the steam era.

Then she was put on static display in a city park.

That could have been "end of story" for 3751.

It sure seemed so for a long, long time.

But then in the late 1990's, a dedicated team took action. The San Bernardino Railroad Historical Society began a major project to restore 3751 to the high-speed, mainline passenger engine she was meant to be. (You'll learn all about it in the film.)

Once restored, it took another three years of meticulous planning to create a situation where 3751 could really show her stuff. And that occasion was the 62nd annual National Railroad Society convention.

Not only was 3751 returning to the high iron of the Santa Fe, she was on the point of a 14-car private varnish train. (Note to newbies: "Private varnish" is the name given to vintage passenger cars that are privately owned and restored to their original luster.)

Although this journey across the Southwest took place in 2002, it was the first and (as yet) only contemporary trip where 3751 could show off the glory of her days with the historic Santa Fe Railway

Product Specifications
Media Format DVDR
Video Format NTSC
Region ALL
Aspect Ratio 4:3
Audio Format DOLBY 5.1
Running Time 62 MIN
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