Charles Smiley Presents DVD: Freight West - 1970s to 1980s
Do you miss the Santa Fe, SP, WP, and the old version on the UP? This presentation brings it back with a fine display of older smoking power, beautiful graffiti-free freight cars and trailers that are railroad owned. Four railroads are covered in the 1970's and 80's on beautiful "Kodak" color film with sound! These priceless film images were captured by Tom Butterworth and 5 other dialed in cinematographers of the era, at locations that were some of the best in the world for this type of intense railroad action.
Tons of clean home road cars and Per Deim boxcars, Coop hoppers, lumber flats and special loads! Of course, every train has a caboose or two! The best trains are shown in their entirety, making this a "Candy Store for Modeler and railfans". The paint schemes, slogans and colors remind us how much visually things have changed in railroading over the years. Watching these trains will make you realize all the things we took for granted as normal back in the day. These rare freight car views are now cherished more then ever before!