Across Marias Pass DVD 4 of 5 (9)
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Stretched against the sunning backdrop of Glacier National Park, Burlington Northern'stranscontinental mainline climbs up and over the rugged Rocky Mountains. One scenic splendor after another unfolds as long freight trains struggle up the mountain pass. It'sthe pre-merger days of the early 1990s and Pentrex is trackside to record the battle of trains and nature. The grandeur of the mountains is almost overwhelming as we explore the line from Whitefish, Montana to points east of Browning.
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rrvideoman on 2008-08-28 09:03:20.
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Mountain railroading is always a very interesting part of the industry. Marias Pass is another wonder of railroad action at it's finest. While it may be lacking in the height and steep grades of other mountain passes, in does not lack in scenic view points. Through western Montana, we are treated to a long gone parade of Burlington Northern's cascade green power, and a few extra's from other companies like the blue and yellow Santa Fe's. Rugged mountains and tall bridges make for a gorgeous backdrop of this famed mountain region. Add in some beautiful Vistas and Resorts at or near Glacier National Park really adds to the interest. Lots of tunnels and snow sheds are also seen along the way. Appearances by Amtrak's Empire Builder make a nice touch to the variety of trains. And we are also treated to some winter scenic beauty and trains battling the elements of Mother Nature. A great video presentation that I am pleased to have as a part of my collection. I know that all who purchase this video will be every bit as pleased.
chris collins (fletcher north carolina) on 2014-08-31 20:47:25.
okay I take everything back on what I said about this dvd its spectacular with the trains so I must say I was wrong about this one it's great not boring at all
chris collins (fletcher north carolina) on 2014-06-24 19:09:28.
the scenic of Montana is nice but this one felt a little boring to me I mean it was nice to see Montana's land scape but I just felt a little board of this one I would recommend this to people who like to see trains in montana
Mark (El Paso, TX) on 2014-02-13 20:58:39.
I've never seen action on Marias, only heard og it until now. Nicely done!
trackside (Missouri) on 2013-11-21 10:39:58.
Well chosen angles and settings in this scenic mountainous area capture rail action at a very high level through out all four seasons. Nice water level shots and snow shed coverage including one scene shot on top of a snow shed. One of Pentrex's best although slighty dated.
run8anderson (Basking Ridge, NJ) on 2011-03-02 16:54:46.
I had this dvd on vhs & figured it was time to update. While the picture quality is not up to video shot these days, it was a great value.
Al on 2010-08-12 06:04:05.
Had a tape copy in the past but bought again on DVD. The scenery is stunning and an inspiration for modelers of the North West region. Even though shot in 1991 the quality does the scenery justice. But its not just the scenery as in this period the mix of the trains make interesting viewing. Well worth buying, the content is one of the best.
Larry S on 2010-07-05 16:15:31.
I really enjoyed this video. I feel like it shows off the topic. The only thing it is lacking was a mention of a locomotive type in a couple of scenes. It's just too bad there are not more Burlington Northern videos available. It's like the BN got skipped! There's more BNSF stuff out there and it hasn't been around as long.
wheelo on 2009-08-06 15:04:04.
Excellent scenery and a well shot video featuring lots of older horsepower, overall a great show that I would recommend to others.