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Amtraks Northeast Corridor Combo DVD Train Video

Amtraks Northeast Corridor Combo DVD Train Video Pentrex NEX12-DVD 748268004599
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The Northeast Corridor was a modern commuter raceway when Pentrex set out to capture this busy line in 1992. So much great footage was filmed with Amtrak's cooperation that two videos were released giving viewers an exclusive, insider's look at Amtrak's pride and joy. Now both shows have been combined on one Combo DVD, bringing you the whole Northeast Corridor story. Included are:

New York City to Philadelphia
Focusing on this electrified heavily-trafficked portion of the line, our program brings you a fascinating mix of old and new technologies. Trains roar down the electrified mainline at speeds of up to 125 mph, governed by Automatic Block Signals and dispatched from Philadelphia. Yet manned block towers dating back to the turn of the century can still be found in use on the line. Experience over 150 Amtrak and commuter trains in action as you visit Penn Station, Hudson Tower, Newark, Trenton, Princeton Junction, and Zoo Interlocking and the venerable "A" and Zoo towers on your trek from New York City to Philadelphia. (80 minutes)

Philadelphia to Washington, D.C.
Exploring the electrified south end of the system, our cameras capture over 100 commuter and Amtrak trains between Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. You'll see the action at Eddystone, Pennsylvania; Wilmington, Delaware; Perryville, Havre de Grace, Aberdeen, and Baltimore, Maryland; and the D.C. area. You'll also go on a private tour of the CETC control center in Amtrak's 30th Street station and visit Washington Union Station's "K" tower. A special highlight is a ride in the cab of an AEM7 locomotive at the head of a Metroliner train doing 125 mph! (80 minutes)

DVD Special Features:

  • Chapter Menu provides instant access to program segments.

2 Hours 40 Minutes
In Color with Hi-Fi 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: 1-56342-176-3
UPC: 7-48268-00459-9


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DVD Item#:NEX12-DVD
Runtime:2 Hours, 40 Mins
Producer:Pentrex
Aspect Ratio:Full Screen
DVD UPC:748268004599
Shrink Wrapped?:Yes
Disc Type:DVD
Region Code:0 Worldwide NTSC

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  •  5 of 5


It's 225 miles from New York's Penn Station to Washington's Union Station. The slowest train on the line takes a little over 4 hrs, with 5 stops in between today. That's a fairly good speed for a long distance train (the Silver Star and the Silver Meteor), just 2 of the trains which are witnessed on this movie.
Pentrex captures all the action from rail side at Penn Station to Union Station. It's high speed passenger service at it's best. There are multiple trains from various companies. Amtrak, NJT, SEPTA, MARC, etc... and even a few Conrail locals are seen. Tour the stations along the way - Penn Station, Philadelphia, Washington and so much more. We see track side and station views with trains passing at 125 mph. Explainations of the engines and who built them. Mainly electrics, but a few diesels along the way. Time is spent in Washington's and New York's control centers. And even a cab ride is thrown in. And not forgotten is a few remaining towers still operating at the time of the video production.
In 2004, I rode the Silver Star and the Silver Meteor on this entire stretch of rails, and very little has changed. Washington's Union Station is absolutely beautiful. The video brought back to life the experiences of those fine trips. I enjoyed see the trains passing from rail side over long bridges that I was able to witness from the train as I sat in the diner car.
Pentrex has done a fantastic job bringing us this excellent production. It will be a favorate for years to come. No disappointments with the purcahse of this high rated video.



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  •  4 of 5


this is one pentrex's finest productions simply great to see Amtrak electric trains in action this is a great video to add to your library and i would recommend tm books & video and pentrex as for your train producers for train videos

Additional remarks by chris collins:
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


Interesting slice of the Northeast Corridor history. Especially liked the insights and behind-the-scenes views of dispatching and tower operations.

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

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  •  5 of 5


Excellent DVD ! Great coverage of the NE Corridor.

Additional remarks by SP SDP45 3206:
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


This is a top-notch trackside action video. The scenes of the Metroliners and other high-speed Amtrak trains are fabulous. The sheer volume of fast-moving trains is more than enough to keep you interested from beginning to end.
Ok, it's a bit out-of-date, as there are no Acela or HHP-8 engines or bi-level MARC cars, but it shouldn't deter you from getting this video. Not only do you see Amtrak, but there is footage of several commuter systems, including PATH, LIRR, SEPTA,MARC and WMATA. How much better can it get for the electric passenger fan?



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  •  5 of 5


This was a great video. Pentrex received permission to videotape trains in areas that would otherwise be off limits to railfans. Additionally, Pentrex takes viewers along for a high speed cab ride in an AEM-7. The footage was beautiful! By the end of both volumes you'll be asking for more. Plus you get both volumes on a combo disk for the price of one- how can you beat that? This video is the next best thing to actually being there!


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  •  5 of 5


I use Amtrak sometimes to go to Washinmgton DC or Philadelphia.


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  •  5 of 5


More passenger train action than you would believe. The first program deals with trains leaving Penn Station in NYC and covers the line to Philadelphia. Some amazing views of working interlocking towers that are probably gone by now. I've never seen anything so antiquated in the "A" tower that handles all the traffic in and out of Penn Station. I've probably taken hundreds of trains through that station. To think my trains were routed through this point is astonishing and to be honest, a little scary!

The second part features Philadelphia to Washington DC and a pretty neat cab ride towards the end. About 20 minutes worth. Pretty satisfying I'd say.

A really great DVD and great for anyone that likes high speed passenger trains, electric and diesel locomotives, cab rides, interlocking tower tours, and rickety old double-slip switches!

What's most interesting is that a lot has probably changed on the NEC since this video was made in 1992. You can see the incorporation of concrete ties and welded rail, but the system is undoubtedly all CETC now.



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