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Above the Rails Combo DVD Train Video

Above the Rails Combo DVD Train Video Pentrex ATRC-DVD 748268003905
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Here are two shows that lift you up into the skies above Southern California for an incredible look at railroading as you've never seen it before!

Above Southern California Rails (42 Minutes) Get ready for the ultimate railfan video as Pentrex takes you into the skies to experience Southern California railroading as it's never been seen before! Climb aboard a jet helicopter loaded with state-of-the-art, gyro-stabilized video equipment. Then soar skyward to enjoy sweeping panoramas, pace speeding locomotives, and get incredible aerial views of long curving trains.

Skim over the blue Pacific Ocean as we follow Amtrak trains and BNSF freights along the "Surf Line" near San Clemente. Check out the newly-rebuilt BNSF yards in San Bernardino and examine UP's West Colton Yard. Race the Talgo trainset as it travels through the Los Angeles area. Then swing over to the harbor area for a bird's-eye view of container operations and the brand new coal facility.

The weather is crystal clear and there are plenty of trains to be seen. You'll marvel at the ultra-smooth, incredibly close, breathtaking photography as our helicopter cruises above these fast freight and passenger trains. This video offers a perspective like no other!

Above 3751 Over Cajon (75 Minutes) You asked for it! After we released our successful Above Southern California Rails, a flood of requests came in from enthusiastic customers with ideas for the next helicopter video. Well, we listened to your requests and we're sure you'll be thrilled with the results.

Join Pentrex for a fantastic video experience! Santa Fe steam engine 3751 traveled over Cajon Pass as it moved from Los Angeles to Sacramento to attend Railfair '99. Pentrex was there to document this incredible journey, with multiple camera crews capturing every highlight of famous Cajon Pass. As always, the handsome 3751 put on quite a show!

Our coverage begins as the engine and tender are pulled out of the Redondo Junction Roundhouse in preparation for the trip. Then the big day arrives when the special train rolls out of Los Angeles, through Santa Ana Canyon, and on toward San Bernardino. Pentrex cameras are in the air, aboard the train, and on the ground showing this mighty locomotive from every angle. Nowhere else can you find such outstanding shots of a steam locomotive at work! Highlights include spectacular views of Sullivan's Curve, Mormon Rocks, the climb up to Summit, Mojave Narrows, and fast running across the high desert to Barstow.

This video will give you a completely different perspective of Cajon Pass. Our jet-powered helicopter with state-of-the-art broadcast equipment allows you to pace alongside the 3751 and hover over freight trains as they meet the steam special. You're railfanning from the ultimate chase vehicle!

DVD Special Features:

* Two stereo 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 Menu provides instant access to program segments.

117 Minutes
In Color with Stereo Sound and Narration
Full-screen (4x3) Format
No region code; can be played in any NTSC DVD player worldwide
Packaged in Sturdy Vinyl Clamshell Case
ISBN: 1-56342-107-0
UPC: 7-48268-00390
Programs produced by Pentrex 1999; released on DVD 2002

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DVD Item#:ATRC-DVD
Runtime:1 Hour, 57 Mins
Producer:Pentrex
Aspect Ratio:Full Screen
DVD UPC:748268003905
Shrink Wrapped?:Yes
Disc Type:DVD
Region Code:0 Worldwide NTSC

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  •  5 of 5


This is a fun video it shows things that we never get to see
I highly recommend this video!


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

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  •  5 of 5


Already had above California rails on video, and this was a certain upgrade to D V D excellent D V D

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

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  •  5 of 5


Photography is excellent-varying from wide angle and scenic shots to excellent closeups. I am not much of a fan of contemporary railroading so the "Above California Rails" portion was only mildly entertaining. I did wish they had more on the container loading and unloading and the hump yard operation. The "Above 3751 Over Cajon" was outstanding! A whole new angle for rail fans. Being able to see the route as she winds through Cajon Pass was very revealing and gave a different prospective. Sound quality is first rate and you did not hear the the helicopter engine nose as in some other videos. I would like to see this done for other pan trips.

Additional remarks by mrbirman5:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? I doubt it.
Image quality: Excellent!
DVD Value: Excellent Value!
Recommend to others? Yes.

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  •  5 of 5


I thoroughly enjoyed this video. I really liked both programs, but the 3751 one I truly enjoyed as I did not have any steam shows in my collection. Good job, it's definitely worth it.


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  •  5 of 5


Above the Rails is just what this video is. It's a very interesting look at railroading from a view few of us ever see. The 1st segment, Above Southern California Rails, is shot entirely from a helicopter. We are shown a wide variety of angles of various trains in and around Los Angeles and to the south along the Pacific Ocean. You never really know for sure what you see next. Freight, passenger and commuter trains all make an appearance in this segment. Quite interesting indeed.
Segment # 2, Above 3751 Over Cajon, starts on the ground, and later takes to the air in a helicopter. Throughout the segment, there are many ground shots as well, all the way to Barstow. It's interesting to see the crowds that came out for the running of this train. Like segment # 1, there are shots from all angles from the air.
Very impressed with the video and highly recommend it to all rail fans.



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Added 2016-04-09 15:21:59 by Rail Buff

"It's interesting to see the crowds" I'm wondering how they got to most of the off road places on the route. I've driven the Cajon Pass probably a hundred times and haven't the slightest idea how they got to these off road spots.


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  •  5 of 5


The First Segment was shot in 1998 to January 1999, Plus the second segment was an extended version of 3751's preparation and running on a freight to Railfair '99. (More Action from Barstow To Railfair '99 can be seen on "Sacramento Steam '99").

Additional remarks by Steamboy:
Narration: Just enough.
Narration CAN be turned off in special features.
Would kids enjoy this? Yes.
Image quality: Good.
DVD Value:: Fair.
Recommend to others? A "Must Have"!

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