Michigan is the home of Pere Marquette 2-8-4 number 1225. In February
2008 we see 1225 doing a little switching in preparation for the weekend
of photo freight action. There is snow on the ground as we enjoy 2 days
of action with a freight that appears like the 1950's. Along the way we
see a variety of different types of locations and start-ups. This is
big steam railroading in the winter-time, a rare treat indeed.
The February 2019
charter featured a matched set of passenger cars for 1225, but there was
no snow. Still it was cold and the passenger consist gives us different
looks than the freight train that was 11 years earlier. There were
several runbys that featured motor vehicles near crossings or grain
elevators. There is even a nice night scene with 1225 passing the
elevator at Carland, Michigan. The engine and trains look good and sound
good making this a great show with rare winter action. Live audio. 77
Minutes plus bonus and previews.