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BC Rail Cab Ride From Sea to Sky DVD Train Video

BC Rail Cab Ride From Sea to Sky DVD Train Video Pentrex BCRCAB-DVD 748268005527
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Step back to the late 1990s and climb aboard one of BC Rail'sbrutish C40-8 diesels for a fantastic cab ride from sea level at Squamish up through the rugged coastal mountain range to the big sky country at Lilooet. You ll see the line from the crew'svantage points and witness the challenge of operating trains over this awesome stretch of railroad.

Venerable Budd cars, the icons of BC Rail'spassenger operation, are exquisitely highlighted as they work up the line. The last Alco powered RS-18 is captured as it switches cars at Squamish. Helper service is shown in detail as we ride an assisted freight up steep mountain grades. Rebuilt Cat-powered diesels are seen toiling at the large yard in North Vancouver. You ll see the school train that provides children with a unique form of transportation to and from class. Even more action is waiting to be enjoyed in this insightful look at BC Rail operations and the gorgeous British Columbia scenes that enrich the footage taken from the cab. Hop on board for the ride of your life as we travel from sea to sky on BC Rail!

DVD Special Feature:

* Chapter Menus provides instant access to program segments.

1 Hour 45 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: 1-56342-269-7
UPC: 7-48268-00552-7
Copyright Pentrex 1997, 2009


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DVD Item#:BCRCAB-DVD
Runtime:1 Hour, 45 Mins
Producer:Pentrex
Aspect Ratio:Full Screen
DVD UPC:748268005527
Shrink Wrapped?:Yes
Disc Type:DVD
Region Code:0 Worldwide NTSC

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  •  5 of 5


Absolutely sensational scenery. It brought back memories of being an engineer in the South Island of New Zealand working west on the Tranz Alpine Express. It has inspired me to investigate employment in British Colombia... its that good!!! Not really a 'Cab Ride' dvd as such, but has a perfect mix of in cab and track side action. If you like Canada and Trains... this is for you.

Additional remarks by Malcolm MacLeod:
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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  •  5 of 5


Great dvd, more of rails ln BC. Excellent filming in wonderful scenery.

Additional remarks by Ken Bryant:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? Maybe.
Image quality: Excellent!
DVD Value: Excellent Value!
Recommend to others? Definitely.

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  •  5 of 5


I think this is one of the best videos I've seen about BC Rail shame that they no longer exist but you can still remember them in the excellent program from pentrex i think i would say this is A "Must Have"! for your collection

Additional remarks by chris collins:
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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  •  4 of 5


Very nice video. I live near the BCR tracks so it's nice to see the glory days.

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

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  •  3 of 5


Older DVD but well done and beautiful scenery. Very unusual trains used in that section of BC.

Additional remarks by James B:
Narration: Just enough.
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Image quality: Good.
DVD Value: Good Value
Recommend to others? Yes.

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  •  4 of 5




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

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  •  4 of 5


Initially I was a little disappointed that this DVD didn't cover the rail line between Vancouver to Squamish - known locally as the Sea To Sky route - but ultimately the more northerly portion of the (X) BC Rail line that was covered (Squamish to Prince George) was full of amazing scenery and great train action. As always, the railroad goes through incredible areas not usually seen from the highway and this DVD was full of such locales - highly recommended.

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

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  •  3 of 5


BC Rail Cab Ride From Sea to Sky is an interesting dvd, full of different aspects of the railroad, its people and the machines and all that backgrounded by the outstanding scenery of British Columbia! Also some closer look behind-the-scenes of railroading with explanation (f.e. how to cut in a midtrain helper locomotive). Definitely a must a have for every BC rail fan!

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

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  •  5 of 5


Well B.C.Rail has always been a special place to me, a very one of a kind R.R. to me!! Some of the most breathtaking scenery in the world!!!!! This cab ride DVD is by far one of the best from Pentrex that they have done!!! From its Budd RDC'S to its freight operations this will take you on an excellent journey into British Columbia that you will watch over and over!!! Lots of rails along lakes and rivers, ledges right by the water, AND LOTS OF SHOTS FROM THE GROUND TOO!!! Wow what lucky railroaders they are!!!!! Excellent Stuff, Great Work, A MUST HAVE!!!!!

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

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  •  4 of 5


When you think of railroading in Canada, you would mainly think of east/west running. There are not many north/south lines in Canada, least not of any distance. The BC Rail is just than, and even more so, based in the heart of the Canadian western mountains.

This video does a great job of showing us the challenges of running through the mountains with many lakes, rivers and valleys to pass by and cross. The scenery is excellent showing many cliff side locations, many meets of freight and RDC Budd cars. Even a "school train" makes an appearance. Since BC Rail has become a "fallen flag", many of these scenes are all but a memory today. Part of the video is a cab ride, which really shows the beauty and challenges of the region.
This is another Pentrex video that many model railroaders can get plenty of ideas from for building the next phase of the dream in the basement.

A great video for a good price.


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

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