Monday, February 21, 2011

Nice Footage of the Pere Marquette Railroad

After the Pennsylvania Railroad, several other railroads are of interest to me--but none more so than the Pere Marquette.

At one time part of the old Van Sweringen empire, it later merged with the Chesapeake and Ohio.   C&O's streamlined passenger "Pere Marquette" service in the 1940s featured some of the most beautiful passenger equipment of the streamlined era.

But this evening a little YouTube surfing turned up the following.  And while it's not the greatest footage, it still is pretty cool!

For a better introduction to the PM, follow this link:

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Two summers ago, on a family trip to Canada, we stopped in Sault Ste. Marie, and took a day trip on the Algoma Railroad, along the north shore of Lake Superior and into the canyon. Beautiful.