Along the Pocahontas District DVD 4.4 of 5 (8)
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Coal Trains & Time Freights
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
Produced by Pentrex 1996, 2007
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Joe on 2008-03-30 14:53:44.
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This video deserves a 10 out of 10 rating for three reasons. Number one, Norfolk Southern put on quite a show. There were plenty of different locomotives pulling a variety of different consists. There is even a scene where slack action causes a coal train to lurch forward several feet after coming to a complete stop! Number two, the scenery is amazing. Between the steep rock walls, tunnels and small towns, there is something for everyone. Lastly, this is a great example of mountain railroading. The sounds of engines at full throttle going uphill their dynamic brakes whining downhill are plentiful. So is flange squeal. If one is interested in mountain railroading or modeling a mountain railroad, this is a good source for prototype info.
chris collins (fletcher north carolina) on 2015-09-15 07:05:05.
Just watched this last night and it was great. This is the kind of stuff you would expect from Pentrex. The Pocahontas district is an awesome location for railfans. The scenery is great. NS puts on a great show with coal and time freight trains. This DVD is definitely for your collection.
CR6377 (Altoona,PA) on 2013-10-24 13:54:31.
A Great DVD. Covers the entire Pokey. Seeing N&W Signals. Old C30-7s, SD40-2s and much more older power. And then the newer power is seen as well. This is a great DVD. A Must Have!
minasmorgul8201 (matthews,nc) on 2012-03-26 00:30:16.
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Espee SD40 # 7377 on 2010-03-23 00:26:08.
A Great DVD photography & narration was excellent and informative,subject and trains were nicely presented and well lit. A must have DVD for any Norfolk Southern or railfan photography.
Brady on 2009-08-08 20:43:38.
My Nanny and I watched the video and we loved it...
rrvideoman on 2008-09-30 17:16:26.
Trains are always interesting, no matter of location, or size, or what they are hauling. But there is something majestic about big, long heavy coal trains in a mountainous type scene. This video, set in West Virginia's Appalachian Mountains is a very fine video of just that. We see some beautiful scenery, long trains, some doing reverse moves on branch lines. Norfolk Southern puts on a fantastic show, with all the big power, and battling grades that really make make the trains work. A great presentation of a region that depends so much on the rails.
Marc Lingenfelter on 2008-03-14 16:04:51.
This DVD is great for any NS Railfan! Shot in 1996 with SD40-2s galore, and C30-7s seen also