Here is a preview of our DVD featuring steam locomotives in action - all in Wisconsin! There are four chapters on the DVD:

Grand Scale Steam Railways Of Wisconsin - “Grand Scale” describes a miniature railway large enough for the operator to ride inside the locomotive. This story presents three of the state’s Grand Scale railways: the Riverside & Great Northern, the Milwaukee Zoo, and the Whiskey River. These locomotives may be small, but they work and sound like their big brothers. We also explore the history of building Grand Scale equipment in Wisconsin by yesterday’s Sandley Works and today’s Merrick Light Railway Equipment Works.

261 In Wisconsin - This story covers several trips in different years made by Milwaukee Road 261, focusing primarily on round trips between Milwaukee and New Lisbon. This was home territory for the big Northern when it was still in service for the Milwaukee Road! Hi-Def and analog footage.

Lumberjack Special - The Laona & Northern carries passengers from its hometown to the Camp 5 Museum. Built in 1916 by Vulcan, 2-6-2 number 4 puts on a great show! We cover a day with the locomotive, beginning with the engine crew starting the fire, greasing, washing, then operating out on the line (including a cab ride), and back into the barn for the night.

Soo Line 1003 Photo Freight - 1003 is a 2-8-2 Mikado type locomotive, built in 1913 by the American Locomotive Company. Our two-day photo charter was the last one for 1003 before rebuilding. We had a glorious October weekend. The images of 1003 and her train are stunning as the special worked its way between Hartford and Fairwater on the Wisconsin & Southern. Lots of runbys!

Running time approximately 110 minutes - Multiple tripod-mounted hi-fdef cameras - Minimal narration.

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Steve Mitchell,

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