At the Throttle Cab Ride 6 DVD Set Vols 1-6 Pentrex 3.5 of 5 (4)
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At the Throttle Volume 5 takes you to Southern California's scenic Surfline, primarily in San Diego and southern Orange Counties, to enjoy images of railroading that few ever experience. With our camera mounted inside and outside the cabs of several different BNSF locomotives, you'll get to see the road not only from the engineer's perspective but from other interesting angles and placements as well.
For many miles, the Surfline skirts along the blue waters of the Pacific Ocean, giving riders a spectacular view of California's coast. You'll start your journey on board a San Diego-bound freight and then will make several trips in both directions over scenic portions of the line. Among the familiar landmarks you'll pass are the San Clemente Pier, the Carlsbad trestles, San Onofre, Oceanside, Leucadia, Del Mar, the climb up Miramar Hill, and San Diego.
For the most part, our cameras are mounted at various positions on Dash 840 CW and C44-9W locomotives hauling BNSF freights, on the lead units and also on following units. These heavy, hard working engines take us past meets with Amtrak's Pacific Surfliners and North County Transit District's Coaster and Sprinter commuter trains. At the Throttle Volume 5 is not your traditional cab ride; it's a totally unique journey along one of the most scenic lines in America!
1 Hour 30 Minutes
At the Throttle 6 - A Railroader's Perspective
Welcome to Volume 6 of our exciting At the Throttle Cab Ride series! In this program, we'll show you a railroader's perspective and a whole lot more as we once again take to the rails in Southern California. Not only is this production the longest of our At the Throttle shows, it's the most varied. This time, our cameras have been placed on top of, in front of, inside, behind, and even underneath many BNSF consists. With each scene lasting only a few minutes, you'll be constantly entertained by new and interesting vantage points and locales. Starting off on the San Bernardino Subdivision, we move to Barstow, Cajon, Hobart Yard, Santa Ana Canyon, the Harbor Sub, the Alameda Corridor, and many other busy areas. The really unique aspect of this coverage comes from the way you'll see the tracks, the trucks and axles, and surrounding terrain as the trains go about their duties. Some of the camera placements include roof mount on the lead and rear engines; on the knuckle; underneath, inside, and on top of the steps; on the cars; inside the cabs; and even between the rails as the train rolls overhead. This gives you a chance to experience railroading in a way no other program can provide. It's an exciting way to live life on the rails close up and personal. Join us for a rare adventure in At the Throttle Cab Ride Volume 6 – A Railroader's Perspective! 2 Hours 44 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: 1-56342-307-3 UPC: 7-48268-00590-9 Copyright Pentrex 2011
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webone1040 (Peoria, IL) on 2011-09-21 15:48:46.
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Good videos to watch. The time spent watching went quickly
Michael Prior (Melbourne Australia) on 2010-10-18 01:19:30.
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I had a ball watching these cab-ride videos. This is like a virtual tour of the back yards of California. I can be a tourist in USA without leaving my home in Melbourne. At the same time, they make me all the more determined to do a road/train trip round the States and see some of the fantastic railroading first hand. As they say, up close and personal. I played the DVDs on my Mac Book Pro with an extra screen. On one screen I have the DVD playing and on the other I have google maps in satellite view. So, as the train rolls down the track, I can see exactly where I am on the ground, in the cab. So it was a bit like watching a movie of Google Street View, while watching from an imaginary helicopter of where the train is and is heading towards. Now and then, there would be an actual train shown somewhere on the track in the Google Satellite view, which adds to the sensation of real-time driving. This pretty much gives a total feeling of virtually being in the cab.
billy brooks (Lake Oswego OR US) on 2017-12-26 10:10:59.
I found this set very fascinating and informative. Have viewed them over and over. Pextrex does their usual fine job for photography and narration.
train bencher on 2010-06-25 14:06:55.
VERY BORING! Pentrex is ripping customers off on this series. Way, way overpriced for the content. Extremely disappointed with this set. Certainly not up to the high level of quality one expects from Pentrex.
Added 2010-06-28 19:22:57 by Mike
Im not sure what 'train bencher' is talking about. In my opinion, the "At The Throttle Series" is extremely interesting and allows viewers to see another perspective in railroading. I'm not aware of any other producers that have this kind of footage for sale. I would highly recommend these shows and from what I have been told, there is a 6th volume coming that will include a wide variety of shots and locations that are seen in the preview.
I have seen the complaints on this show about missing segments and it makes me laugh. This footage is from railroad employees at work, not videographers! Therefore, the shooters setup the camera and let it role unattended for the length of the tape...so of course there might be some areas missing. I think running the railroad is a bit more important than changing tape. With that said, it still offers a very unique and rare look at railroad operations.
I would highly recommend this.
Added 2013-10-06 19:32:13 by Kevin
I plan to get At The Throtte Volumes 1 2 3 4 and 6
and i would Highly Recommend this.