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FREIGHT WEST: 1970s AND 1980s

Default Title: $656.00 TWD


Do you miss Santa Fe, SP, WP and the old version of the UP? This presentation brings it back with beautiful scenery, old smoking diesel power and colorful, grafititi-free freight cars in the 1970s and 1980s! We make the case for watching freight car traffic patterns and loads to better understand how railroads worked before all the mergers of the 1990s. Watching these trains makes us realize all of the things we took for granted, and we appreciate these freight car views much more and it makes us want to see and in the case of modelers, run the trains of yesteryear!  These valuable historical views help us to create trains with our memories into a credible mix of cars from favorite home roads and the "Pooled" and "exotic" cars from other railroads!

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!

Model railroaders should also value these scenes to create trains with a credible mix of cars from other lines and some things we never believed that actually did happen! This movie brings back many fond memories and gives us a license to dream big when it comes to our own railroading!

List price $24.95, 166 minutes, all-color. SKU: FWDVD. Posted June 7, 2022.