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Assault on Snow DVD

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Assault on Snow DVD WB Video Productions WB027
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Suddenly both branches of a new shortline, the Wyoming & Colorado are snowbound. The line consists of two ex-Union Pacific branch lines, the 92 mile Coalmont Branch from Laramie to Walden, Colorado and the 24 mile Encampment Branch off the Union Pacific mainline near Rawlins to Saratoga, Wyoming

February 17, 1988 - Three FP7's off the Alaska Railroad provided by Mountain Diesel Transportation set out to clear the Encampment Branch. When they become stuck in a massive snowdrift, rail photographer Dave Gross is there to record the struggle by the FP7's to free themselves with spectacular "punch and back out" plowing.

March 7, 1988 - With the Coalmont Branch snowbound, rarely used Union Pacific Rotary 900080 leaves Laramie, Wyoming to clear the line. Shooting under difficult conditions, Dave Gross captures the glorious show put on by the rotary.

Narrated by Rege Cordic, this classic story of Winter Railroading is yours to relive again and again.

62 minutes

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Assault on Snow DVD
DVD Item#:WB027
Runtime:1 Hour, 02 Mins
Producer:WB Video Productions
Aspect Ratio:Full Screen
Shrink Wrapped?:NO!
Disc Type:DVD
Region Code:0 Worldwide NTSC

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People who found this review helpful: 2

  •  5 of 5

"Assault on Snow" was a charming video about clearing snow on the Wyoming-Coloraqdo RR in 1988, it featured great video work of F-units as well as UP-GP38's pushing UP Rotary # 900080. It was a really good video however, I feel a graphic showing a map of the lines in question would have greatly added to the feature, but with or without it, the video holds up!!!

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

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  •  5 of 5

For actual rotary action, this is the best I've seen. It even has a momentary non-speaking "cameo" appearance by Steve Lee who, in Pentrex's "California Rotary Action, UP's Feather River Rotary" described the workings of the rotary. While most of the film was devoted to the rotary, it opened with scenes of two F-7s being used as battering rams against the snow. One can actually see the lead F7 raise up off the rails as it rammed into the snow. A good, interesting and entertaining show and well worth including in one's rail library.

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

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