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Hudsons at Carberry, Brandon, Douglas, St. James Tower and Woodman Tower. The CP segment shows some grain elevator, station, semaphore and ‘taking water’ scenes, while the narration provides detail about the loco- motives. There are glimpses of No. 3101, one of only two 4-8-4s the CP had, along with a regular service runby of 4-6-4 No. 2860, the Royal Hudson that’s now at the West Coast Railway Association in Squamish, British Columbia. This program’s narration is by Rossiter himself and discusses the locations and motive power in some depth, and has very good variety in motive power and loca- tions out in the prairies.


A Last Look at


Steam presumably is a survey of the final steam Rossiter saw, mostly around the Great Lakes in the U.S. plus some Cana- dian footage not cov- ered in the other two programs. First up are five


Nickel Plate Berk- shires in fast freight


service, including now-famous No. 765. Rare NKP 4-6-4s are seen briefly — No. 173 at the Calumet roundhouse and pulling train 8, then No. 175 on a 1958 fan trip from Buffa- lo to Cleveland. Next is rare and sunny footage of small steam on the Duluth, Win- nipeg & Pacific, which include choice shots of a 2-8-0 and 2-8-2. Duluth & Northeastern 2-8-0 No. 28 (ex Duluth, Missabe & Iron Range No. 332) shows up next in Cloquet, mostly switching. Moving on to Chicago and


Detroit, Grand Trunk Western 4-8-4s are shown in freight and passenger service, in- cluding streamlined No. 6410. A Mikado in light snow and two Pacifics also roar by. The two-tone green 4-8-4s look magnificent pulling two sections of a passenger train. Al- so included is the obligatory steam meet at the Durand depot. Very heavy action is next on the DM&IR,


where several different Yellowstones are covered via runbys and pacing on empty and loaded ore trains. Engines include Nos. 233, 234, 231, and 222, the latter on a fan trip. Various angles give a good appreciation for these beasts, which had perhaps the largest cabs in the business (all-weather, of course). This DVD ends with coverage of a few Canadian fan trips. October 1958 finds run- bys of super-shined CPR Pacific No. 2663 pulling an all-maroon train from Montreal to St. Gabriel. Also in 1958, CPR No. 1271 leads Royal Hudson No. 2839 (later used by the Southern Railway) doubleheaded out of Toronto. A good variety of runbys showcase both engines in some nice pans. Another Hudson pulls its last run out of Toronto in 1960. On the CN, 4-8-4 No. 6167 takes up the fan trip charge. It’s seen at the engine terminal in Toronto, backing on to its train, and on a runby. These three fine programs show the end


of regular service steam as documented by a very good cinematographer. The freight and passenger consists, to include a variety of cabooses, along with stories of actual opera- tions by those who performed them, present a wealth of visual and factual knowledge to fans of Canadian steam railroading as well as modelers. — TOM KELCEC


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