Welcome to the largest hobby railroad in the world: Train Mountain! The tracks are only 7 1/2 inches apart yet they take you for a thirty-seven mile journey through the pristine countryside. This 2,200 acre railroad park is nestled among the forested slopes of the Cascade Mountains in southern Oregon.
Live steam enthusiasts come from all corners of the globe to ride the rails, test their railroading skills and equipment on the stiff mountain grades, and enjoy a hobby that is nearly as old as railroading itself. The international meet is held triennially and 2015 was the biggest yet! Over two thousand people and 380 trains were in attendance.
7idea Productions covered the event from the work week before the Triennial to the final Big Toot and Parade. Over one hundred live steam locomotives plied the rails as well as modern diesels and classic box cab electrics.
Whether you are an avid hobbyist or just love seeing these little trains, this Official Train Mountain Triennial DVD is your front-row seat to this amazing event!
Includes bonus footage of the Parade.
1 hour 39 minutes
WIDESCREEN DVD NTSC No region code
Also available on 1080 Hi Definition Blu-ray BD-R
Train Mountain’s sprawling main yard and back shop are an impressive site, yet they make up a very small portion of the railroad park.
A pair of steamers await their turn to exit the main yard and drop down through Central Station.
A trio of handsome Santa Fe diesels head through Grand Junction on Main 3, while life sized rolling stock make up the backdrop.
UP 828, an FEF 2 class Northern makes some great stack talk as it stomps up the 1.5% grade above Blue Caboose. This grade is a mile and a half long.
The rails shimmer in the lights of a 4-6-2 Pacific as it leads two other steam trains out of the yard.
A Milwaukee Road SD38 exits South Portal Tunnel as it returns from the vast north side of Train Mountain.
The highlight of the meet is the Big Toot and Parade. Around 380 trains were present at the 2015 Triennial.
Note that Blu-ray BD-R programs cannot be played on a standard DVD player or up-converter. You must own a Blu-ray player compatible with BD-R media. Please check your owner's manual before purchasing Blu-ray discs!