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New Norfolk Southern- N&W 1980s Vol. 11 AUDIO CD

New Railroad AUDIO CD for September 2015, of NS action from 1987 (and more- see below!):   NORFOLK SOUTHERN- N&W 1980s, Vol. 11.  This CD was produced by 1-West Productions™, and contains recordings of freight action- no pictures.  Why an audio-only version?  It gives the listener something new to use with their imagination.  Back in the day, radio shows were the hot item for entertainment before TV.  Listeners had to use their imagination for the scenes as they took place, and would become a different world.  Although having a picture is nice for seeing certain features and such, having a variety of formats can be appealing as well.

Back in 1987, we recorded the trains around the Bellevue, OH area during NS’s early merger days of the N&W and Southern Railway.  We used directional mics to help give the natural movement affects of the trains, as we hear them in person.

The CD contains older standard cab locomotives from GE & EMD, background ambient sounds, and horns that have become more rare compared to today’s horns we hear on units.

Image of Norfolk Southern- N&W1980s Vol 11 audio CD cover

For more information, please visit this page here Update 3/2022:  We now have Norfolk Southern-N&W 1980s Vol. 1-12, Vintage Scanner Radio Audio Albums/Recordings of NS, CR, & CSX,  and Modern NS Audio Albums/Recordings now available!  Please click here for a full list!  You can also find a few samples of our Audio Albums on our 1-West Productions™ Soundcloud Page and YouTube Page.

 

 

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Railroad DVD Preview: NORFOLK SOUTHERN 1980s, PART 4 & 5, Ohio Lines™ (1-WEST PRODUCTIONS™)

Image of NS 1980s, Ohio Lines Series™, Part 3 & 4 Railroad DVD from 1-West Productions™

We have now available:  NORFOLK SOUTHERN 1980s, PART 4 & 5, Ohio Lines™ (1-WEST PRODUCTIONS™), originally filmed in 1986, in the Ohio area.  This DVD is found in our Featured 1-West Productions™ DVDs Section, under Railroad DVD Categories.  We filmed mostly near Bellevue, one of NS’s main terminals at the time, which today is even more important.  A lot of railroad history comes out of Bellevue.  Originally a Nickel Plate, PRR, New York Central, and Wheeling & Lake Erie Railroad town,  in 1986, it was now down to just one:  N&W, or NS actually.  Even though the N&W wasn’t absorbed into the NS merger on paper until the 1990s, NS was starting to show their presence in the area.

You could still see a lot of N&W and SOU equipment on their trains, but the NS scheme was slowly taking over- at least on locomotives.  Freight cars wouldn’t carry the NS logo until the 90s.  One could also see older EMD and GE locomotives still working hard on freights arriving and leaving Bellevue.  Let’s not forget all of the now fallen flag railroads seen on freight cars as well.  This was a time of roads like BN, N&W, SOU, ATSF, SP, CR, Chessie-B&O/C&O/WM, WC, D&H, Guilford, ACL, FEC, B&M, and more.  But even older fallen flags were noticed on freight cars during this time:  PC, NYC, PRR, NH, VGN, NKP, WAB, NP, GN, CB&Q, RDG, LV, EL, L&N, SCL, MKT, ROCK, MLW, etc.

CSX was formed by ’87, but their new paint wasn’t seen on the rails until much later.  They were formed in 1986, with the combining of Chessie, Seaboard System, with L&N, ACL, and SCL.  This was also before the 1990s formed Regional RR- the newer Wheeling & Lake Erie.

Add this DVD to your collection today, sit back, and take a trip back in time, the way things use to look in the 80s on American Railroads.  In all-original color and sound, captions on each scene, a short preview with some narration at the beginning, disc menus,  original video transferred to digital DVD, approx. 60 minutes, and 4:3 format.  Produced by P.Jordan and 1-West Productions.

This is just 1 Part in this Series.  Collect all Parts!  This DVD is found in our Featured 1-West Productions™ DVDs Section, under Railroad DVD Categories.

Find Part 3 & 4  Directly Here 

& Check Out The Rest Of The DVDs In This Same Series Here

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