20th Anniversary Daylight Combo DVD Train Video
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Featuring World's Fair Daylight 1984
The year 2004 marks the 20th Anniversary of one of railroading's most notable events-the famed excursion of Southern Pacific's beautiful Daylight 4449 steam locomotive and its matching trainset traveling from Portland, Oregon to the World's Fair in New Orleans and back. In this commemorative Combo DVD, you will be treated to two outstanding documentaries, giving you complete coverage of that spectacular and historic event.
World's Fair Daylight 1984 (60 Minutes) Ride in the cab of Southern Pacific Daylight 4449 as the engineer and fireman put her through her paces across Arizona and New Mexico. Enjoy exciting aerial shots along the California coast as the Daylight speeds back to San Francisco. This award-winning program covers the Daylight and her 13 beautiful matched passenger cars from start to finish! (Produced by Video Rails in 1984)
By Daylight to the Fair (90 Minutes) Pentrex cameras were on board and trackside to bring you the Daylight as it traversed every type of terrain from Portland down to Los Angeles, over to Phoenix, across Texas, and on into New Orleans for the World's Fair. On the way you'll pace alongside, ride aboard, and share the festivities with the enthusiastic crowds that greeted the train at every stop. (Produced by Pentrex in 1984; narration added in 2004)
DVD Special Features:
* Bonus footage: Included are 15 mintues of bonus footage filmed by the Southern Pacific Railroad showing the Daylight on its way from Bakersfield to Los Angeles via Tehachapi Pass!
* Two hi-fi soundtracks, one with the natural train sounds, the other with narration added. The viewer can switch the narration on or off at any time.
* Chapter Menus provide instant access to program segments.
2 Hours 45 Minutes
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Vickie Galante (Monterey, California USA) on 2014-11-21 12:29:41.
People who found this review helpful: 1
Yikes! Now don't get me wrong, I totally love ol' 4449, but 2.25 hours of watching that magnificent 4-8-4 steamin' down the tracks wore a bit thin after about ten minutes. I also noticed early on that the cars, although painted in the Daylight colors, are actually not original Daylight [lack of corrugated side panels tipped me off]. I was hoping for something more historic, showing the evolution of the SP Daylight trains. vjg
crimefighter (Reno, Nv) on 2013-03-11 13:40:08.
Sweet scenes of the daylight in action. If your like me and love the SP and especially the daylight this is a must hve. Thank you
trainut on 2010-02-10 21:58:19.
Well the 4449 is one of my favorite steam engines still running today!!So I could never get enough daylight video and this is truly a special DVD because I was track side when this trip was taking place so to have this footage is great for my collection!! I recommend this DVD to anyone who enjoys a piece of history as great as this on its way to the World's Fair in 1984 also if you were around the hairstyles and clothing on the spectators will bring you back to those days gone past which to me seems like yesterday!!!wow what great memories!!!!!
VideoRailsFan on 2009-12-25 10:11:31.
Video Rails does it again as it brings full coverage of Southern Pacific's 4449 Daylight from Portland, Oregon, to New Orleans, Louisiana, and back. Included are interviews with the engineer, fireman, and second engineer. An added bonus is the engineer's explanation of the steam engine's restoration. The other half of this combo DVD is Pentrex's first video ever produced. This section covers only the route from Portland to New Orleans. Pentrex doesn't interview the crew of 4449, however. Yet it brings a longer coverage of the route than Video Rails did. I actually prefer the Video Rails version over the Pentrex version. However, I have enjoyed both of these videos. These will make a great addition to any steam lover's collection.
BubbleButt13 on 2009-10-08 13:22:26.
Another fine DVD from Pentrex, with two programs no less on America's "Most Beautiful Steam Locomotive." From the '80s, no less!