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Amtrak the Surfline Combo DVD Train Video

Amtrak the Surfline Combo DVD Train Video Pentrex VRSURF-DVD 748268004612
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One of the most scenic stretches of railroad track in the West follows the blue Pacific coastline between Los Angeles and San Diego. Known as the Surfline, this famous route was filmed in detail by Video Rails in the mid-1990s. The resulting two videos have now been combined on one DVD to bring you all the historic sites, exquisite scenery, and railroading action you look for. Included on this DVD are:

Amtrak - The Surfline
Our journey begins at Los Angeles Union Passenger Terminal and heads south to San Diego. You'll stop at each station along the Surfline route to see the unique features of these historic boarding points, including the lovely San Juan Capistrano station. Highlights of your tour feature views of the famous Carlsbad wooden trestles, interesting motive power including Amtrak's Dash 8-32 BWH, Santa Fe freight action, and the fantastic oceanfront scenery found along the Surfline! (1 hour)

Amtrak - The Surfline Cab Ride
Climb aboard a new General Electric P32-8BWH for a cab ride on Amtrak's train 579, the San Diegan, at speeds of up to 90 mph!. You'll witness many train meets and see gorgeous beach scenery along the fastest stretch of track on the West Coast. It's a fantastic ride! (1 hour)

DVD Special Feature:

  • Chapter Menu provides instant access to program segments.

2 Hours
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: 1-56342-178-X
UPC: 7-48268-00461-2

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TVD Price:$ 26.95
List Price:$ 29.95
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DVD Item#:VRSURF-DVD
Runtime:2 Hours, 00 Mins
Producer:Pentrex
Aspect Ratio:Full Screen
DVD UPC:748268004612
Shrink Wrapped?:Yes
Disc Type:DVD
Region Code:0 Worldwide NTSC

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People who found this review helpful: 3

  •  3 of 5


I loved the DVD on the surfline with all of the different shooting locations and the narration was all right as well. The cab ride portion of this DVD was in my opinion horrible. There were too many interior shots and not enough of the scenery outside in front. In addition, I can`t stand the excerptd cab segments. It left me wanting more. This is not too bad for the money but I would recommend the Pacific Surfliner cab ride DVD if you want to see the entire route as this DVD will leave you wanting to see more

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

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  •  3 of 5


It was good, a bit dated. I liked the cab ride, but I was frustrated by so many cab interior shots. I want to see the scenery since I run the route on "Train Simulator" and see the landmarks along the way. The interior shots could be done when stationary.

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

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  •  5 of 5


One of the more interesting regions of the USA to view trains is Southern California, with the mountains to the east, the sea to the west, and all the large cities in the state. This video does a great job showing us all the interesting locations along the route connecting Los Angeles and San Diego. There is plenty of action along the way, as many trains are viewed, and the route is well documented. Add in the fact that it is a Combo, with the second 1/2 being a cab ride, and the viewer has nearly everything that can be anticipated for a Point A to Point B video production. The price is good, along with the image quality. Definitely a "must have" for all collectors of railroad videos.

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

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  •  4 of 5


There is an Cab Ride version of this line and it is great.The only trouble with it is the photographer has the windshield wiper showing on the right side.The credits claim that it is shot in hi-def but you can't have hi-def results shooting from behind a windshied.The video is great and the sound and video signal displays are perfect. With these miner nip picks the video is still worth buying.

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

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  •  5 of 5


The DVD was interesting and the view from the cab was the best. I have never been there before.

Additional remarks by jerlip:
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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  •  4 of 5


Superb Railroad DVD ~ very informative ~ would prefer to see a shot of the train itself at some point in which the cab ride was shot from ~ just to relate to it in my own mind. Really enjoying American Trains from across the pond in UK.

Additional remarks by Bilborailways:
Narration: Could have used more.
Would kids enjoy this? Maybe.
Image quality: Excellent!
DVD Value: Excellent Value!
Recommend to others? Definitely.

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  •  5 of 5


I happen to love Amtrak Dash-8's myself- especially in that scheme. This video is full of them in addition to the F40PH's. The Surfline has since changed (some will argue for the worse and others for the better) but you can't go wrong with this video. The scenery along the beach is awesome. It is neat to see the trains squeezing between the rocky cliffs and buildings on one side of the tracks and the packed beach on the other. The Santa Fe freights observed only add to the interest, operating with older units in the blue and yellow scheme. This is one of my personal favorites- and with a combo show you get two videos for the price of one! A great video and great deal all in one.


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  •  5 of 5


If you love being up the cab this video is for you. 1 Full hour of cabride headend video in an 8-32BWH unit made by GE in 1991. "Pepsi-Can" paint scheme. This video has high quality picture and sound! Also if your a Nathan K5LA horn fan then you will this a lot too.
The second video is all about surfline. Gives you so much general information and maybe things you never knew about this line. Even though it is now 2007, back in 1992 the line was much different and it gives you a nice view of what it used to be like.



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