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Arizonas Shortline Railroads DVD Train Video

Arizonas Shortline Railroads DVD Train Video Pentrex ASHORT-DVD 748268005893
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The natural beauty of Arizona's desert landscape created a dramatic setting for the unique group of shortline railroads that cut across the state in the early 1990s when this production was filmed. Powered by older-model Baldwin, Alco, and EMD locomotives, Arizona's shortlines provide us with an excellent opportunity to view these classic machines in operation. When these smoking diesels are filmed against a desert alive with the colors of spring wildflowers, the result is a visually stunning experience.

The copper roads are exciting to watch. You'll see the Copper Basin, San Manuel, Magma, and the Arizona Eastern in action. You'll follow an Arizona and California train across the western part of the state to its headquarters in Parker. This regional line is a first-class operation and its newly painted diesels gleam under Arizona's sunny skies. We conclude our presentation with a tour of the Apache Railroad and a ride on a road train to Holbrook and back. Five of the Apache's Alcos power the train; it's an awesome sight and the sound is incredible. This is an exhilarating experience you'll want to savor over and over again!

DVD Special Features:
Chapter Menu provides instant access to program segments.
1 Hour 40 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: 1-56342-306-5
UPC: 7-48268-00589-3
Copyright Pentrex 1992, 2013


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TVD Price:$ 24.95
List Price:$ 29.95
Live Stock Status: IN STOCK!
Ships Thurs 7/27 (PST)
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DVD Item#:ASHORT-DVD
Runtime:1 Hour, 40 Mins
Producer:Pentrex
Aspect Ratio:Full Screen
DVD UPC:748268005893
Shrink Wrapped?:Yes
Disc Type:DVD
Region Code:0 Worldwide NTSC

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  •  4 of 5


Beautiful desert flowers-yes, desert scenery-yes, but the..."interview"...with the western diamondback rattlesnake, apparently well fed, will get your attention in the first few minutes. Lots of variety here with subjects not often committed to video. The Apache Railway gets a substantial part of the coverage. The cab ride was a real treat for me, as was the (short) visit to the shops, all of which indicates the excellent state of repair and maintenance of these old Alcos. Mention is made of 2 roads not shown due to sporadic operation. It would have been nice if remnants of the abandoned carrier had also been shown. It would have made a more complete program. Worth the $, especially at TVD's price.

Additional remarks by TRAINMASTER:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? I doubt it.
Image quality: Excellent!
DVD Value: Excellent Value!
Recommend to others? Not unless they REALLY were interested in the subject matter.

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