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In this nice video, we combine several subjects into one great show. This is an accumulation of material from 3-4 different guys, and we enjoy a lot of operational F-units over several years, beginning in 2007.

We begin with some charters in Minnesota and diesels from the Minnesota Transportation Museum. We see a lovely Soo Line F-unit number 2500, as well as 2 former Erie Mining F-units. These are seen solo and with them on each end of other cars together. A rare RS-1 is seen on the line, as well as a steam engine on a regular tourist train.

Next we see one shot of former Canadian National(and VIA) FPA-4 6793 on a regular tourist train on the Grand Canyon Railroad passing our photo special with steam engines 29 and 4960.

In 2007 we enjoy the 4 Norfolk Southern F-units on a private excursion train out of Knoxville en route to Asheville. We will see these again later also. These are nice since they are running specials for a Class 1 railroad and are a matched set with A-B-B-A lash-ups.

Next, we see Clinchfield 800 pulling a dead C&O 2-8-4 number 2716 from New Haven, Kentucky (Kentucky Railway Museum to Ravena, KY, plus a couple of shots of 800 on an excursion in Ohio.

The 800 runs over the KRM tracks, the CSX, and the RJ Corman railroad with 2716, and the former DT&I on the Ohio Excursion to Springfield, Ohio.

We visited the West Virginia Central, where we saw an F-7 and a BL-2 in the Western Maryland Livery.

In this we also see a side-by-side runby with a Shay from the Cass Scenic Railroad. This is some neat action as part of a photo special on the railroad.

We do a photo special on the Potomac Eagle, in West Virginia and they have F-Unit number 722 in Baltimore and Ohio livery, and F-Unit 1755 in Potomac Eagle livery. This is a scenic route along the South Branch of The Potomac River south of Romeny, WV. We also see a short freight with GP9R's.

There are a few scenes of two different ex-Canadian National FPA-4's in action on the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad near Cleveland, Ohio. These were shot on two trips by 2 photographers. There are a couple of "More" surprises here as well.

We finish up with 2 or 3 shots of the 4 Norfolk Southern F-Units in executive service in Ohio including a neat night scene to close out the show. Two of these units were sold to a short line in the south, and the other two were sold to the Reading and Northern in Pennsylvania. It's cool to have these 4 F-units on mainline Norfolk Southern Trackage.

As you can see there is a nice variety of F-Units here, and a few surprises to go along with them in various segments. We think you will enjoy it very much, especially since some are now historic.

Live audio and limited narration.

List price $29.95 (DVD) $35.95 (Blu-ray). All-color, 103 minutes. SKU: F-UNITSDVD and F-UNITSBR. Posted December 11, 2023.