Documentary “Weekend Railroaders” to be featured at Cotton Belt Railroad Symposium

Rockwall producer/director Scott Petersons documentary film “Weekend Railroaders” will be featured during the 7th Annual Cotton Belt Railroad Symposium held at Texas A&M University-Commerce. The film will screen on Friday, October 5, at 6:30pm at the Sam Rayburn Student Center and again on Saturday, October 6, at 1:45pm followed by a Q&A session with the filmmaker.

About the Film:
A unique documentary film about railroad motor car excursions and the people participating in them, Weekend Railroaders explores the excitement, satisfaction and camaraderie of railroad enthusiasts through personal interviews and action footage from rail cars during speeder runs. Featuring author and historian Leon Sapp, relive the history of railroad motor cars through their restoration and rebirth in the hands of hobbyists. A must for all rail fans, experience a weekend ride on working freight railroads with a colorful cast of riders.

Filmed at various locations in Texas, including Rockwall, Llano, Dallas, Carrollton, Greenville, Commerce, and Sulpher Springs. Additional footage was shot in Wilburton, OK.

Weekend Railroaders Film Trailer:

About the Filmmaker:
Scott Peterson is a commercial producer and director specializing in corporate video and animation through his company, CREW Media. Scott and his wife, Paige, have called Rockwall home for 12 years, raising their two children here. He is a member of the Dallas Producers Association and serves on the Board of Directors of the Rockwall County Alliance for the Arts.

Weekend Railroaders film stills

Links:
http://faculty.tamuc.edu/jdavis/railroad/symposium/symposium/default.htm
http://www.weekendrailroaders.com
http://www.crewmedia.com

Photos and video courtesy of Crew Media

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