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Along the Pocahontas District DVD Train Video

Along the Pocahontas District DVD Train Video Pentrex POKEY-DVD 748268005039
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Coal Trains & Time Freights

Travel back in time to southern West Virginia, deep in the heart of Appalachia, to experience the busy doubletracked stretch of Norfolk Southern mainline called the Pocahontas District. It's the mid 1990s and you're touring the "Pokey" from Williamson to Bluefield to watch heavy coal trains labor upgrade and speeding time-freights rush across the system.

The rugged terrain of this mountainous district has always been a challenge to the railroad. Numerous bridges carrying the tracks back and forth across the rivers are interspersed with eighteen tunnels that bore through the ridges along this line. The area's steep grades bring most trains down to a crawl and helper engines are required on almost all eastbound trains. The long climb up to Elkhorn Tunnel is a steady 1.4 percent grade.

Coal is king in these parts. You'll visit a coal mine where strings of hoppers are being topped off with this important commodity. Mine runs with cabooses are seen, as well as fleets of heavy mainline coal drags pulled by NS's newest locomotives. The Pokey is a railroading adventure where the scenery is spectacular and the obstacles are met with brute horsepower and ingenuity!

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  • Chapter Menus provides instant access to program segments.

1 Hour 32 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: 1-56342-220-4
UPC: 7-48268-00503-9
Produced by Pentrex 1996, 2007


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DVD Item#:POKEY-DVD
Runtime:1 Hour, 32 Mins
Producer:Pentrex
Aspect Ratio:Full Screen
DVD UPC:748268005039
Shrink Wrapped?:Yes
Disc Type:DVD
Region Code:0 Worldwide NTSC

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  •  5 of 5


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.


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  •  5 of 5


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.

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

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  •  5 of 5


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!

Additional remarks by CR6377:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? Definitely!
Image quality: Excellent!
DVD Value: Excellent Value!
Recommend to others? A "Must Have"!

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  •  3 of 5


The Pokey.
well ran this line working for sperry rail service.
Was nice to see it again. The scenery and train action is wonderful.


Additional remarks by minasmorgul8201:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? Maybe.
Image quality: Good.
DVD Value:: Fair.
Recommend to others? Yes.

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  •  4 of 5


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.

John Schmeling


Additional remarks by Espee SD40 # 7377:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? Maybe.
Image quality: Excellent!
DVD Value: Excellent Value!
Recommend to others? Definitely.

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  •  4 of 5


My Nanny and I watched the video and we loved it...

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

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  •  4 of 5


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.

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

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  •  5 of 5


This DVD is great for any NS Railfan! Shot in 1996 with SD40-2s galore, and C30-7s seen also


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