steam in the 30s and 40s - volume 7

Volume 7 - Steam in the 30's & 40's


This vintage black and white video is created from 16mm film shot in the 1930s and '40s by the late Clarence Weaver, with additional Pennsylvania Railroad archive film from Clarence's collection. The video opens with action on the Williamsport Division in the Sunbury area, including the Bellefonte Branch mixed train. We then move to the Wilkes-Barre Division to ride the last trip of the Anthracite Express from Nescopeck to Pottsville in 1940. Moving south we visit the Harrisburg engine terminal to see a parade of pre-war steam power. Moving west to the Fort Wayne Division we view PRR archive film of high-speed smoke deflector tests of the K4's on the mainline, plus engine house scenes. Returning east to the Altoona Works we see more vintage PRR archive film showing the construction and testing of the T1's in the early 1940s. Music, narration, and authentic sounds are added to this vintage film to bring you 43 minutes of viewing pleasure.