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At the Throttle Cab Ride Volume 1 (DVD Video)

The San Bernardino Subdivision Los Angeles to San Bernardino

With the camera secured to the front of an eastbound stack train and the scenic landscapes of the BNSF San Bernardino Subdivision stretching before you, you're at the throttle and about to experience a train ride like no other! In this show, you'll get a truly unique, railroader's perspective of the 65 miles between Hobart Yard in Los Angeles and the city of San Bernardino. This line supports Amtrak, Metrolink, and heavy BNSF freight action, and you'll see plenty of this as you ride the rails.

Beginning with an early departure on a beautiful spring day in 2008, you'll leave Hobart Yard, cautiously observing the 10-mile per hour speed limit until the entire train is on the mainline and the engineer can bring the heavy train up to speed. Running southeast past Pico Rivera, Los Nietos Junction, and La Mirada to Fullerton, you'll get to observe the routing procedures that support the Amtrak Pacific Surfliners, westbound freights, and Metrolink commuter trains that compete for track space. Moving east past the Fullerton Station, you'll slip past one of three remaining Santa Fe cantilever signals and head toward the horseshoe bend in Santa Ana Canyon. At West Riverside, UP joins the BNSF rails for the trip over Cajon Pass. By the time you reach the San Bernardino Station, enough daylight remains to give you a start onto the Cajon Sub to Devore. This has been no conventional cab ride; this has been an unobstructed view of the line that few people will ever experience! Welcome to Volume 1 of "At the Throttle!"

DVD Special Features:

* Chapter Menus provides instant access to program segments.

2 Hours 27 Minutes
In Color with Stereo Sound and Narration
Full-screen (4x3) Format
No region code; can be played in NTSC DVD players worldwide
Packaged in Sturdy Vinyl Clamshell Case
ISBN: 1-56342-250-6
UPC: 7-48268-00533-6
Produced by Pentrex 2008

At the Throttle Cab Ride V2 The Cajon Subdivision Devore to Barstow

Climb aboard as we take an exciting 70-mile trip over BNSF's Cajon Subdivision from Devore to Barstow. You'll have the best seat in the house! We've placed our camera at the very front of the lead unit on BNSF's hottest Z train. The four GE Dash 9 44CWs on our train provide 17,600 horsepower for the battle to the summit of Cajon Pass!

We'll depart Devore and then just east of Keenbrook we'll cross over onto the original line to Summit, which is preferred for most westbound traffic. It's shorter and steeper but our train has enough horsepower to conquer the 3 percent grade. Once past Summit, our train eases downgrade, clears the Upper Narrows and the scenic Lower Narrows, then makes good time streaking across the desert floor to Barstow. Along the way you'll meet westbound hotshots, spot third main track construction and signal installations, and get a totally unique perspective of the famous hotspots that make Cajon such a popular railfanning destination. Welcome aboard Volume 2 you're "At the Throttle!"

DVD Special Features:

* Chapter Menus provides instant access to program segments.

1 Hour 50 Minutes
In Color with Stereo Sound and Narration
Full-screen (4x3) Format
No region code; can be played in NTSC DVD players worldwide
Packaged in Sturdy Vinyl Clamshell Case
ISBN: 1-56342-251-4
UPC: 7-48268-00534-3
Produced by Pentrex 2008

At the Throttle Cab Ride V3 Train Meets

Welcome to Volume 3 of At the Throttle. With our camera mounted on the lead engine of a BNSF train, we'll take to the rails to bring you a spectacular and unique perspective of railroading like no other! Volume 3 is dedicated to train meets, the exciting encounter of two opposing trains traveling on parallel tracks. You'll travel throughout Southern California to experience meets with freight, commuter, and passenger trains at a variety of locations, including the Alameda Corridor and the BNSF's San Bernardino and Cajon Subdivisions.

This is no conventional cab ride. As you travel the rails, you'll view meets from many intriguing angles. Our camera is sometimes mounted at the wheel, on the coupler, at the front of the cab, even on top of the engine! These images were not only shot during daylight; there are many fascinating night scenes as well. You'll see meets with Union Pacific, KCS, BNSF trains and Amtrak's Southwest Chief and Pacific Surfliner, plus a drag race on the climb to Summit. There's a good mix of motive power to savor, such as AC 4400 CWs, Dash 944 CS, GEVOs, and Amtrak's P42 DCs. The main thrill, however, is the feeling of being right there, just above the rails, with the ground shaking and the wind whipping as another long train slips past you. Enjoy the adventure -- you're At the Throttle!

DVD Special Features:

* Chapter Menus provides instant access to program segments.

1 Hour 30 Minutes
In Color with Stereo Sound and Narration
Full-screen (4x3) Format
No region code; can be played in NTSC DVD players worldwide
Packaged in Sturdy Vinyl Clamshell Case
ISBN: 1-56342-255-7
UPC: 7-48268-00538-1
Produced by Pentrex 2009

At the Throttle Cab Ride V4 The Alameda Corridor

Hop on board! We've got a first class ticket for you to ride a BNSF doublestack train on the Alameda Corridor! From Hobart Yard in Los Angeles to the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach and back again, including Terminal Island and Pier 400, you're about to witness a line that few are privileged to see. So get ready. You're about to experience the Alameda Corridor!

The congestion generated by heavy BNSF and UP trains moving freight in and out of the ports led to construction of a 20-mile long consolidated route linking the railroads' container facilities near Los Angeles to the harbor area. The central feature of the Corridor is the Trench, a 33-foot deep, 50-foot wide, 10-mile long cut that carries trains below grade crossings. With an average close to 70 trains a day, the Corridor is a busy place, as you'll see on three separate outings.

Your first trip begins near Eastern Avenue on a cool, overcast October morning in 2007. After passing Hobart Tower, you enter the Trench at 25th Street, return to ground level 10 miles later in Compton, ending your trip at Delores Yard. Your second trip takes you from Watson Yard to Terminal Island where your consist will traverse a giant balloon track to keep your lead unit on the point before coupling to a waiting train. For the third trip, you'll depart from Pier 400 for the return trip back through the Trench. This time the camera is mounted on the second unit to give you a different perspective. The highlights of your trips include appearances by Pacific Harbor Line locomotives, a passing UP stack train in the corridor, and more. This is a railroading adventure like no other!

DVD Special Features:

* Chapter Menus provides instant access to program segments.

2 Hours 16 Minutes
In Color with Stereo Sound and Narration
Full-screen (4x3) Format
No region code; can be played in NTSC DVD players worldwide
Packaged in Sturdy Vinyl Clamshell Case
ISBN: 1-56342-256-5
UPC: 7-48268-00539-8
Produced by Pentrex 2009

At the Throttle Cab Ride V5 The Surfline

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
In Color with Stereo 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: 1-56342-289-1
UPC: 7-48268-00572-5
Copyright Pentrex 2010

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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Runtime:12 Hours, 17 Mins
Producer:Pentrex
Aspect Ratio:Full Screen
Shrink Wrapped?:Yes
Disc Type:DVD
Region Code:0 Worldwide NTSC

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  •  4 of 5


Good videos to watch. The time spent watching went quickly

Additional remarks by webone1040:
Narration: Could have used more.
Would kids enjoy this? Maybe.
Image quality: Excellent!
DVD Value: Excellent Value!
Recommend to others? Definitely.

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  •  4 of 5


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.

I would have liked a bit higher definition so that I could read the street signs at grade crossings. Also the lens used on the camera seems fairly telephoto, which makes any approaching curves seem much sharper. This leads to a sensation of the train going too fast for the curve and likely to de-rail. Would a more wide-angle lens give a bit more detail of the surrounding buildings and terrain, and reduce this effect?


Additional remarks by Michael Prior:
Narration: Could have used more.
Would kids enjoy this? Maybe.
Image quality: A little rough around the edges.
DVD Value: Good Value
Recommend to others? Definitely.

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  •  5 of 5


I found this set very fascinating and informative. Have viewed them over and over. Pextrex does their usual fine job for photography and narration.

Additional remarks by billy brooks:
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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  •  1 of 5


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.

Additional remarks by train bencher:
Narration: Could have used more.
Would kids enjoy this? I doubt it.
Image quality: Excellent!
DVD Value: Overpriced for the amount of enjoyment I got out of it.
Recommend to others? Definitely not!.

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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.