Beaumont Hill Combo DVD 5 of 5 (1)
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Beaumont Hill's San Gorgonio Pass-the mountain gateway to the Sunset Route-was a tough proving ground for Southern Pacific's locomotives. The demanding grade and extreme weather conditions of this Southern California railroading landmark put SP's newest locomotives and leased power from other roads to the test. Video Rails spent three years filming great action over Beaumont Hill and the result was two exciting shows that have now been combined on one DVD for your viewing pleasure.
In Color with Stereo Sound and Narration
Full-screen (4x3) Format
No region code; can be played in any NTSC DVD player worldwide
Packaged in Sturdy Vinyl Clamshell Case
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VideoRailsFan (Siloam Springs, AR) on 2010-09-17 09:23:12.
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Beaumont Hill was another program in Video Rails' Railroading in the 90s Series. Released at the end of 1993, this program covers Southern Pacific's route from West Colton to Indio, California. At West Colton, we are given a thorough description of SP's yard and hump operation. Even one of the last sugar beet trains is shown entering West Colton Yard. Later, footage from a flood in early 1993 is displayed as well as recovery efforts. A special treat is the Georgetown Railroad's Dump Train. Afterward, the rest of the program follows the route to Indio. Informative narration adds to each shot. This portion of the combo DVD concludes with a cab ride over the Hill. In 1994, Video Rails released an hour-long version of that same cab ride. Minimal narration allows the trains and scenery to do the talking. This is a very nice combo DVD and is masterfully done. I highly recommend it to all railfans!