A Great Gathering of steam locomotives, vintage aircraft, and classic road vehicles took place in and around Owosso, MI in June, 2014. The non-profit Steam Railroading Institute (SRI) organized this huge event, called Train Expo 2014, which featured eight steam locomotives including their own 2-8-4 Pere Marquette 1225. Pere Marquette 1225’s sound and image were used in the 2004 film “The polar Express”. SRI is located in Owosso on the site of the former Ann Arbor Railroad’s steam shops and roundhouse.
Our DVD program provides a front-row seat as we follow 1225 and the seven visiting steam locomotives (Nickel Plate 765, Flagg Coal Company 75, Lehigh Valley Coal Company 126, Little River 1, Little River 110, Viscose Company 6, and Leviathan 63) pulling dozens of trains. Three videographers captured the steam trips as well as loving closeups of the locomotives on display and while moving around the SRI site.
We also deliver highlights of the road vehicles displayed at the Baker College Auto/Diesel Institute campus, and extensive coverage at Owosso Community Airport, which included a P-51 Mustang, a B-17, a B-25, a C-47, biplanes, the Misty Blues All Woman Skydiving Team, plus more vintage and private aircraft.
Thanks to the Steam Railroading Institute for organizing these historic events!
Our video was captured with multiple tripod-mounted HD cameras. Running time is approximately 98 minutes. The DVD is conveniently organized by chapters and has minimal narration. Add The Great Gathering at Owosso to your video library - yardgoatimages.com/product-browser#!/~/product/category=360233&id=39978933
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