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At the Throttle Cab Ride V1 Los Angeles to San Bernardino DVD Train Video

At the Throttle Cab Ride V1 Los Angeles to San Bernardino DVD Train Video Pentrex ATT1-DVD 748268005336
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At the Throttle Cab Ride Volume 1 (DVD Video)

COMING SOON!

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


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DVD Item#:ATT1-DVD
Runtime:2 Hours, 27 Mins
Producer:Pentrex
Aspect Ratio:Full Screen
DVD UPC:748268005336
Shrink Wrapped?:Yes
Disc Type:DVD
Region Code:0 Worldwide NTSC

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  •  4 of 5


As a rail fan, I am often found near the tracks somewhere, camera and scanner in hand. I see the trains from a view point off railway property, as the giant machines glide by. As a non-railroad employee, I never see the view that the head end crew gets. This video shows us what is seen by the crew looking straight ahead. Miles of endless track. The camera, mounted on the front, with the sound system as well, we hear all the outside sounds of the traveling train and passing trains. Narration is limited, and there are no 'in the cab sounds'. So the view point of this video is actually slightly different than that of what the crew has even. This video is based primarily in the Metropolitan Los Angeles region, ending with a short trip on to the Cajon Sub. As a result, most of the video is in an urban area, with little scenery, in locations many railfans would not recognize. A little more narration, and maybe some different camera angles would have added to the interest in this video. Although I would recommend this video, it is with a note of caution.... remember the subject matter and location when considering a purchase. For this video, the viewer needs to be interested in single angle photography... straight ahead.

Additional remarks by rrvideoman:
Narration: Could have used more.
Would kids enjoy this? I doubt it.
Image quality: Good.
DVD Value: Good Value
Recommend to others? Not unless they REALLY were interested in the subject matter.

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  •  4 of 5


Straightforward outside the cab ride video. I am a model railroader so the trackside details seen along the right-of-way I can incorporate in details on my layout.

Additional remarks by BNSF-ES44AC:
Narration: Could have used more.
Would kids enjoy this? Maybe.
Image quality: Good.
DVD Value: Good Value
Recommend to others? Yes.

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  •  2 of 5


The other volumes of this series are much better and worth the money.

Additional remarks by Air2k757:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? I doubt it.
Image quality: A little rough around the edges.
DVD Value: Seemed a little high, but not too bad.
Recommend to others? Not unless they REALLY were interested in the subject matter.

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  •  5 of 5


I think this DVD is great -and there is room for improvement in the narration. It would have been nice to see the train consist and know the tonnage and length of the train. The narration could have been more accurate. At one point the narrator says the engineer keeps the train speed down because of an expected long wait at Fullerton. After viewing the DVD several times I looked at the signal aspects and that is why the train speed is down. And there is no indication as to how long it sat at Fullerton. Then there is the missing 4 miles when the camera ran out. Other than that I loved the DVD. I would recommend it.

Additional remarks by Guy:
Narration: Could have used more.
Image quality: Excellent!
DVD Value: Good Value
Recommend to others? Yes.

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  •  5 of 5


A very professionally produced, high quality presentation that gives on the feeling of really being along for the ride. Could possibly use a bit more narration to point out some of the places and sights passed along the way but maybe not all prefer that as I would.

Additional remarks by speck727:
Narration: Could have used more.
Would kids enjoy this? I doubt it.
Image quality: Excellent!
DVD Value: Good Value
Recommend to others? Not unless they REALLY were interested in the subject matter.

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  •  4 of 5


First off, if you want a cab ride from a railroaders perspective these DVDS in the At the Throttle series are the best!!!!! Every volume 1-5 is excellent !!! great stuff Pentrex keep up the good work!!!! A must have every volume!!!

Additional remarks by train-nut:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? Yes.
Image quality: Excellent!
DVD Value:: Fair.
Recommend to others? A "Must Have"!

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  •  4 of 5


Update! This video is boring for the following reasons, 1.SLOW moving train during the video, I suggest you FF-2 to speed up the video. 2. scenery is lacking,just industrial areas.3. You could get bored just watching the slow progress of this train, I couldn't watch this for a long time at once. Children will be bored for this reason. Again the photographer doesn't show the train we're on, the consist should be shown at the start.

Additional remarks by big mike:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? I doubt it.
Image quality: Good.
DVD Value: Overpriced for the amount of enjoyment I got out of it.
Recommend to others? Not unless they REALLY were interested in the subject matter.

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  •  1 of 5


BEWARE this video is missing a entire portion because they run out of memory in the camcorder & DID NOT stop the train. That means naturally the train keeps going but there is NO video for what I estimate is 5/10 miles

Additional remarks by spbed:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? Yes.
DVD Value: Overpriced for the amount of enjoyment I got out of it.
Recommend to others? Definitely not!.

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  •  3 of 5


Good video that shows the route,But, Pentrex didn't count for a film change later in the trip,10 miles of the route is not shown.Does it take 10 miles of movement to change film?

Additional remarks by big mike:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? Maybe.
Image quality: Good.
DVD Value:: Fair.
Recommend to others? Yes.

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