A fascinating look at the monsters that ruled Eastern United States for almost a generation. It opens with scenes from Sunday River's "Baltimore and Ohio" and closes with Archie Julian's "Battle for the Blue Ridge". It features - in spectacular sync sound - the last and most efficient Main Line articulateds built in America, the B&O 2-8-8-4 "Yellowstone" locomotives. See the rigid frame 2-6-6-6 Allegheny of the Chesapeake & Ohio, the world's most powerful steam locomotive, as well as the President Class 4-6-2s on the crack B&O limiteds, "Cinncinnatian" and "Washingtonian". C&O streamlined Hudson's haul "The Sportsman" and "The George Washington". A single 2-6-6-6 westbound from Covington with 100 loaded hoppers creeps to the summit at barely 5 MPH and in contrast fast freights race thru White Sulfur and B&O articulateds pound thru Confluence and New Castle. A definitive study of these powerful articulated engines!