Ride the Sandy River Railroad Video
Revised Edition Available on DVD
Our Ride the Sandy River Railroad video is the last glimpse of an era long gone. It was filmed by a group of young rail enthusiasts who were frequenting the Sandy River & Rangeley Lakes Railroad near its end in the 1930’s. This 30-minute B&W silent film is produced from a rarely shown master film. It includes all original captions. It is superbly reproduced in VHS format and offers us all a final look at the Sandy River Line, as seen through the eyes of those young men.
The film starts out in Phillips with engine No.18 heading a daily mixed train on its way to Strong where engine No. 24 is arriving from the Kingfield line. Numbers 4 and 5 railbuses are seen at Phillips, including No. 4 on the turntable. No. 5 is seen pulling into Farmington, dwarfed by a Maine Central locomotive on the adjacent track.
Snow Scenes abound, as Forney No. 17 is seen plowing its way to Strong. No. 18 is on the turntable, while No. 9 departs for Farmington with a combine and flanger 501. No. 17 is captured arriving from Kingfield. Later, No. 9 is seen close-up being turned by hand on the turntable and loaded with coal from a flat car on an adjacent track.
Miscellaneous footage includes:
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