Geared engines were some of the most unique steam locomotives ever built. They were designed to go into the woods, over very steep grades and questionable track to bring logs or coal out to either a mill or an interchange with a mainline.
Join Trains magazine in taking a look at these fascinating steam engines in the Great American Steam Locomotives: Geared and Logging DVD.
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This DVD covers:
Cass, WV – the only operator of all three geared locomotive types
Graham County Railroad in NC – one of the last steam-hauled shortlines in the U.S.
West Coast Logging – several operations in California, Oregon, and Washington
Shay Race – Railfair 1999 in California
Approximate run time: 60+ minutes