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Amtraks Auto Train DVD Train Video

Amtraks Auto Train DVD Train Video Pentrex AUTOTRN-DVD 748268005794
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Experience the Auto Train one of the most unusual trains on the entire Amtrak system. Passengers on this train not only bring their luggage, they bring their personal vehicles! Traveling between the Washington D.C. suburb of Lorton, Virginia and Sanford, Florida, the Auto Train offers vacationers a comfortable alternative to a lengthy road trip.

In 1994, Pentrex explored the Auto Train's entire operation from loading to unloading. Watch as vehicles are placed aboard special carriers and see how this long train is assembled. Once underway, you'll ride with the crew aboard the lead locomotive and will learn what makes this special train so unique. You'll also view the train from trackside and will tour the interiors of many of the coaches in this consist. By the time the passengers are waking up and breakfasting in the full length domed dining car, the train has crossed into Florida and is sprinting toward Sanford. You'll see the train being separated and the vehicles unloaded at the end of a fascinating journey. Join Pentrex and discover why passengers return year after year to ride the Auto Train!

DVD Special Feature:

Chapter Menus provides instant access to program segments.

1 Hour 15 Minutes
In Color with Hi-Fi Sound and Narration
Presented in Standard Definition 4x3 Format
No region code; can be played in NTSC DVD players worldwide
Packaged in Sturdy Vinyl Clamshell Case
ISBN: 1-56342-296-4
UPC: 7-48268-00579-4
Copyright Pentrex 1994, 2010

TVD Price:$ 24.95
List Price:$ 29.95
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  •  5 of 5 (3)


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Runtime:1 Hour, 15 Mins
Aspect Ratio:Full Screen
DVD UPC:748268005794
Shrink Wrapped?:Yes
Disc Type:DVD
Region Code:0 Worldwide NTSC

(East Central Wisconsin) on .

People who found this review helpful: 7

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  •  5 of 5

This is a good documentation of the pre-Superliner AutoTrain in the 1990s. The video quality is typical of Pentrex of that period: good for VHS (which I previously owned), and definitely improved in the DVD transfer reissue. There's some nice cab footage, could use more ground views and also more coverage of the train's interior. The narration is informative, occasionally gets a little cutesy, and the patron interviews could have been shorter. But overall an enjoyable video that I'm glad to have.

Additional remarks by WisconsinEric:
Narration: A little bit too much.
Would kids enjoy this? Maybe.
Image quality: Good.
DVD Value: Good Value
Recommend to others? Yes.

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(fletcher north carolina) on .

  •  5 of 5

Amtrak's auto train is very unique a train you can travel with your car the trip starts from the nations capital to Florida if you think of traveling take the auto train it looks like a great ride and you wouldn't have to worry about missing many turns

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

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(Revere MA US) on .

  •  5 of 5

As a rarely droven passenger on Amtrak myself, this 1994 program is educational and informative. Yet even to this day, it is still quite popular for vacation goes as they want to save their own cars and trucks' life without using all of i-95.

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

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