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A Cab Ride Over Donner Pass - 4 Hours on DVD Train Video

A Cab Ride Over Donner Pass - 4 Hours on DVD Train Video BA Productions DR-CABDR
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A Cab Ride Over Donner Pass - California's Sierra Nevada Mountain range is legendary for its rich history of gold discovery, pioneers and settlers. It remains a rugged and challenging landscape where railroading has survived fierce winter storms for nearly one hundred and fifty years.

Get ready as we climb aboard the an EMD SD60 hauling an expedited MRVRO freight manifest heading East from Roseville Yard to Sparks, Nevada. Just sit back and enjoy the ride!

Heading up the 2.5%+ grades of the Sierras, three separate cameras are used to produce this 240 minute rail action exclusive. Two cameras strategically placed on the lead unit #6356, bring you Donner Rail's exclusive Live Train Cam experience. Number one camera mounted on the front porch captures all the forward action as our train rolls East.

Number 2 camera aimed down the long hood of our lead unit at 2nd and 3rd units, gives you all the live diesel action while an on-board roaming camera captures all the hard-to-imagine beauty of the Overland Route through the Sierras. Enjoy these panoramic vistas with full stereo sound! Listen and feel the deep throaty sounds of diesel engines, traction motors, and dynamic brakes working hard up and down steep grades. Hear the clickity-clack of rail joints and the squeal of steel wheels moving through every curve. Watch for on-screen titles that give you information on mileposts, and all the steep grade locations, track speeds, towns and train stops, track crossovers, historical sites and more.

All footage produced with broadcast-quality cameras and editing equipment. "Cab Ride" footage was shot with serious rail fans and model railroaders in mind for dramatic views of Donner's scenery, terrain and historical sites. This DVD gives you Four Solid Hours of Live Rail Action!

Located in historic Roseville, California, Donner Rails videos are produced by professional railroad story writers and videographers collaborating to bring you the real deal. Hot action gives viewers with the best seat in the house as we journey by rail, both steam and diesel, over the Sierra Nevadas!

Length: 4 Hours


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  •  4.0 of 5




  

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DVD Item#:DR-CABDR
Runtime:4 Hours, 00 Mins
Producer:BA Productions
Aspect Ratio:Full Screen
Shrink Wrapped?:Yes
Disc Type:DVD
Region Code:0 Worldwide NTSC

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  • This producer chooses not to shrinkwrap most of their products. All the products we sell are brand new direct from the producer. We never sell used or second-hand products.

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  •  4 of 5


While this is a great video for any train aficionado, I must confess that the quality suffers from too much compression (4 hours were packed into 1 DVD) and most of the time you can see digital artifacts on the screen (trees especially).
I would absolutely love to see the 2DVD re-release in better quality.


Additional remarks by Azol:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? Maybe.
Image quality: Poor.
DVD Value: Good Value
Recommend to others? Yes.

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Added 2012-12-18 11:31:46 by Kevin

They are not going to Release a 2 dvd Set since the company Donner Rails is no more


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  •  3 of 5


I would have liked to have narration from inside the cab. talking to the engineer, why he was slowing down or speeding up, a little something about the scenery going by. Just engine noise and an occasional message on the screen got pretty boring. Bill Naillon

Additional remarks by samzach619:
Narration: There was no narration.
Would kids enjoy this? I doubt it.
Image quality: Good.
DVD Value:: Fair.
Recommend to others? Not unless they REALLY were interested in the subject matter.

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  •  3 of 5


Great cab ride video. Wish it was in HD. ONLY fault was when "change film" appeared on the screen.The video ends outside of Reno, not in Utah as stated on ad on this website. The camera man points his hand held camera into the trees and sun once, bad move for professional camera crew, it should have been edited out as also the change film warning.

Additional remarks by big mike:
Narration: There was no narration.
Would kids enjoy this? Maybe.
Image quality: Excellent!
DVD Value:: Fair.
Recommend to others? Yes.

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  •  5 of 5


Bringing down the contrast a bit helped with the sky. If you seriously enjoy riding up in the cab then this is as good as it gets.

Additional remarks by emdpoweratnotch8:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? I doubt it.
Image quality: Excellent!
DVD Value: Good Value
Recommend to others? A "Must Have"!

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  •  4 of 5


Scenery and views from the cab were real good. The information given at certain places was interesting. Wished there had been more train meets.

Additional remarks by webone1040:
Image quality: Good.
DVD Value: Good Value
Recommend to others? Yes.

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  •  5 of 5


Very good. For anyone interested in rr operations, this is a good buy.

Additional remarks by JimB:
Narration: Could have used more.
Would kids enjoy this? Maybe.
Image quality: Good.
DVD Value: Good Value
Recommend to others? Not unless they REALLY were interested in the subject matter.

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  •  5 of 5


This is one of my very favorites! The cab rides and camera
mounted on front of engine are the ones I like the most.
Widescreen is great! Though " Cab ride over Donner Pass " isn't widescreen.


Additional remarks by Bill:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? Maybe.
Image quality: Excellent!
DVD Value: Excellent Value!
Recommend to others? A "Must Have"!

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  •  5 of 5


Very much liked Donner Cab Ride. I would have liked more inside the cab shots, but as it is the sound is great and with the camera out on the front porch you have a great view of the scenery and terrain (which is beautiful, by the way). Overall, an excellent DVD.

Additional remarks by blurv100:
Narration: Could have used more.
Would kids enjoy this? I doubt it.
Image quality: Good.
DVD Value: Excellent Value!
Recommend to others? A "Must Have"!

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  •  5 of 5


4 hours, quite complete, a good one for cab ride lovers.

Additional remarks by Dedow:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? Maybe.
Image quality: Good.
DVD Value: Good Value
Recommend to others? Yes.

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  •  4 of 5


You are correct Big Mike. The description was incorrect (it has been corrected). When we added this title, we captured the description Donner Rails gave us at the time which was incorrect. The copy that you see now is correct. It is from Roseville to Sparks, NV.

I've seen this DVD several times, and I've seen other items done by Donner Rails, and my opinion was that this was some of the most well done videography I've seen.


Additional remarks by samtheman:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? Definitely!
Image quality: Excellent!
DVD Value: Good Value
Recommend to others? Definitely.

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