Since 1986, the Santa Cruz, Big Trees & Pacific has been hauling passengers and freight between the small mountain town of Felton, California, and the beaches at Santa Cruz. This former Southern Pacific branch line winds through spectacular mountain scenery, over tall bridges, and down to the very edge of the Pacific Ocean.
Motive power is provided by a pair of ex-Santa Fe CF7 diesel locomotives, often running long-hood forward! This video has plenty of footage of CF7s in action hauling both passengers and freight. There's even a meet with the Union Pacific Santa Cruz local behind a trio of former Southern Pacific and Cotton Belt GPs!
The narration includes both historical and current information about the line. The video footage is the result of hiking over the entire active part of the railroad to find the best locations, and many days of shooting.
In addition, there is a bonus chapter featuring Roaring Camp & Big Trees narrow-gauge Heisler No. 2, the Tuolumne, battling steep grades as it takes passengers to the top of Bear Mountain! This locomotive was not being used when we filmed our Shays in the Redwoods video, so we are glad to be able to present it here!
Join us for a look at this scenic mountain railroad!
Run time: 84 min
DVD version features bonus still photo library with 99 images!
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Steamboy (Revere MA US) on 2016-07-22 11:14:00.
5 of 5
Along with some great Beach Train videos, this is the only railfan DVD to have a special segment With Thomas. I don't understand why railfan after railfan would post lots of Day out with Thomas videos on Youtube.
Additional remarks by Steamboy: Narration:Just enough. Would kids enjoy this?Yes. Image quality:Excellent! DVD Value:Seemed a little high, but not too bad. Recommend to others?A "Must Have"!