the ore train - volume 1

Volume 1 - The Ore Train


This video is a documentary of an ore train leaving the Pennsylvania yards at Northumberland and interchanging with the Lehigh Valley at Mt. Carmel. Traveling through the anthracite coal regions of Central Pennsylvania, the Ore Train climbs grades of nearly 2% on the Shamokin Branch of the Williamsport Division. The motive power on the 100-car train is four I-1 decapod 2-10-0 steam locomotives.

The original color film was taken in 1952-53, and is 40 minutes in length.

This videotape was reproduced from the original 16mm films photographed by Clarence Weaver.