Audio & Videos
VINTAGE RAILS - Volume 1
Now Digitized and for the First Time Available in the Improved DVD Format!
THE MOST THOROUGH VIDEO OF COLOR HISTORICAL D&H STEAM AND ALCO PA1 ACTION FOOTAGE AVAILABLE ANYWHERE!!!
Herein is coverage of the entire "old" Delaware & Hudson from the 1930's thru the 70's. Mostly steam locomotives are shown, in color, including the Challengers, Northerns, Americans, Ten-Wheelers and Consolidations of "the D&H"!!!
Some first generation Alco diesels are also included with an extended look at the famous quartet of ex-Santa Fe Alco PA1 passenger units, including an Adirondack PA1 music video with cab scenes along the rock cuts and shore of Lake Champlain in upstate New York!!!
From Wilkes-Barre to Montreal--Including the Starrucca Viaduct and Now Gone Infamous Pennsylvania Division. Plus Carbondale, Ararat, Tunnel, Oneonta, Cherry Valley, Albany, Colonie, Mechanicville, Saratoga Springs, North Creek, Lake George, Whitehall, Port Henry, Plattsburg, Rouses Point!!!
Films of the Reading's Wilmington & Northern Branch between Wilmington and Birdsboro make up the final portion of this video and, once again, steamers are the subject highlighted!!!
76-Minutes - 96% Full-Color - Color Maps - Music - Narration
INCLUDES...15-Minutes of NEW Recently-Digitized Black & White Bonus Footage of D&H/Reading Steam Film Rescued from Degradation Just in Time!!!
"Everybody Knows the Poconos!"™
Colorful digital maps make sure you know exactly where the action is taking place! A 500-series 4-6-0 leads the miner's commuter train from Scranton into Carbondale station in the 1940's. Pacing a D&H Challenger-led freight was no small feat in the 1940's, but you'll see it all! Shortly before a summer sunset, D&H Challenger and Mallet steam push hard on a northbound behind Dundaff Street in Carbondale, PA, in this 1940's scene from Vintage Rails, Volume 1. Few earth-shattering experiences surpassed the roar of a D&H Challenger -led freight train passing under the famed Erie Railroad Starrucca viaduct at Lanesboro, PA. Quite the impressive sight for a young lad as a Mallet pusher crests the grade at Tunnel, NY. In his usual short-sleeve white shirt and tie, D&H Chief Road Foreman of Engines, the late Marv Davis or "Mr. PA", leans on and talks about "his" locomotives at the Plattsburg, NY station in this 1970's scene from vintage Vintage Rails, Volume 1. Sit in the engineer's seat of an Alco PA1 as the Adirondack rounds the shores and runs through the rock cuts along Lake Champlain. An Alco PA1-powered excursion train has its orders "hooped up" as it passes famed fa tower in Oneonta, NY.
Digital Book (on CD):
Gravity Cars – 100 Years Later
by Robert Stahr
When the D & H Canal Co.’s Gravity Railroad stopped running in 1899, the boxcars and passenger cars were sold to local people for use as chicken coops, cottages, sheds and office space, etc. Seventeen of them have been photographed inside and out by the author along with three from the PA Coal Company. These color photos and two historic black & white photos are included on this CD.