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Best of 1987 DVD Train Video

Best of 1987 DVD Train Video Pentrex 1987-DVD
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1987 had great railroad action. There is plenty of steam along with selected highlights of both East and West Coast railroading.

Highlights include:

Union Pacific 8444 and 3985
NHRS convention in Roanoke with the 1218 and 611
Fremont & Elkhorn Valley Railroad
Southern Pacific Superbowl Special
Union Pacific Superbowl Special
Chicago & North Western
Union Pacific on Sherman Hill
New York, Susquehanna & Western Stack Trains
California Operation Lifesaver Special
Cajon Pass and Tehachapi Loop Highlights
Plus more railroading action

2 Hours
Color with Hi-Fi Sound and Narration
Presented in Standard Definition 4x3 Format
Special DVD Feature: This DVD includes Chapter Menus
ISBN: 1-56342-354-5
UPC: 7-48268-00637-1
Copyright 1988, 2014

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DVD Item#:1987-DVD
Runtime:2 Hours, 00 Mins
Aspect Ratio:Full Screen
Shrink Wrapped?:Yes
Disc Type:DVD
Region Code:0 Worldwide NTSC

(Washington) on .

  •  5 of 5

This program covers the following activities that occur in the year 1987:

Southern Pacific Super Bowl Special in January with the train heading on the Sunset Route to Los Angeles.

Union Pacific Super Bowl Special from San Bernardino over Cajon Pass on its way to Council Bluffs. One of the interesting highlights in this segment is that the train crew violated a red signal at Summit and was in the path of an opposing Santa Fe freight train. This resulted in the UP train having to back up to Summit and go around the Santa Fe train which resulted in the train crew later being fired for the violation.

The NRHS Convention covering a period of 5 days. On July 29, the Southern F-Units pulled an inbound convention train from Alexandria, VA to Roanoke where the convention is held. On July 30, N&W 1218 headed from Roanoke to Bluefield, WV with the passenger train and N&W 611 would take the passenger train back to Roanoke. On July 31, there were activities limited to Roanoke only. August 1 was the highlight of the convention as the 1218 and 611 would run side by side to Walton and 1218 would doublehead with 611 back to Roanoke. On August 2, 611 would lead 1218 to Lynchburg and then 1218 would head back to Roanoke alone and the F-Units would have back to Alexandria.

Operation Lifesaver Special that lasted for 4 days from San Francisco, CA to San Diego, CA. Day 1 was from San Francisco to Sacramento via San Jose, Day 2 was from Sacramento to San Bernardino, and Day 3 was from San Bernardino to San Diego. The interesting part was the arrangement and shuffling of the locomotives for each day with Caltrain, Southern Pacific, Union Pacific, Santa Fe, and Amtrak units powering the train in each of those days.

Union Pacific 3985 on an excursion from Cheyenne to Laramie, WY.

Chicago & Northwestern action in Fremont, NE.

Fremont & Elkhorn Valley with Steam Locomotive 1702 operating between Fremont and Hooper, NE.

New York, Susquehanna, & Western with train chasing from west of Binghamton, NY to the terminal in Little Ferry, NJ via Campbell Hall and Warwick, NY.

Sherman Hill freights between Cheyenne and Laramie, WY.

Highlights from "Union Pacific 8444 1987".

Highlights from "Cajon Pass Tehachapi Loop".

A segment which includes Santa Fe with a Caterpillar engine out of San Bernardino heading for Barstow, B39-8s on the Southern Pacific near Palm Springs, a UP business car special west of Cheyenne, WY, high-altitude testing on Sherman Hill with LMX B39-8s, a BL2 in Lackawaxen, and Guilford Locomotives at Belden Hill Tunnel near Binghamton, NY.

Additional remarks by Nikhil Murthy:
Narration: Could have used more.
Would kids enjoy this? Definitely!
Image quality: Excellent!
DVD Value: Excellent Value!
Recommend to others? A "Must Have"!

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  •  5 of 5

great video of the year 1987 brought for railfaning I think i'll pass on the other ones and have this one

Additional remarks by chris collins:
Narration: Could have used more.
Would kids enjoy this? Maybe.
Image quality: Good.
DVD Value: Good Value
Recommend to others? A "Must Have"!

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