is a neat show with two engines doubleheading, and there are no diesels
to be seen. That is rare for this time period. The video was shot
between 2014 and 2018. We begin with a doubleheaded excursion from the
Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum in Chattanooga to Summerville, Georgia.
2-8-2 number 4501 leads southbound, with 2-8-0 number 630 leading going
north. This is an October trip and features some fall colors.
The final climb up
to the TVRM tracks in East Chattanooga is quite memorable, and we will
see that once more at the end of our whole show.
Care is given to finding locations where the engines will be working up grades when possible.
Next we have a 2-day
photo freight charter in March of 2018. The first day is all on TVRM
grounds including the line from Grand Junction to East Chattanooga,
through Missionary Ridge Tunnel. We see multiple runbys at most
locations. In most scenes 630 is leading but 4501 also leads on a couple
of scenes. On the second day, the duo makes a run on the 50-mile long
line to Summerville, and does numerous locations in good lighting. One
of the highlights is the grade south from Rossville. Motor vehicles are
used as props in several locations to spice things up a bit for the
If all that weren't
enough we finish up with a November 2018 excursion to Summerville with
630 leading. Again good locations are sought for hearing the engines and
with good lighting.
The final scene has the pair working hard in the
dark on the climb at East Chattanooga at the end of the day. On one of
the passenger excursions you will also see each engine being turned on
the turntable at Summerville. Two engines, 4 days of doubleheading, and
great action. Hard to beat this duo!