Big Boy Combo Part 1 DVD Train Video
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Measuring 132 feet long and weighing one and a quarter million pounds, the Union Pacific Big Boys were the largest, heaviest, most powerful steam locomotives of their type. These giants could pull a five and a half mile long train on level track. Although only 25 Big Boys were ever built, over 18 years those few engines ran up nearly 26 million miles hauling billions of tons of freight. In Pentrex"s Big Boy Combo Part 1, you"ll see two fantastic shows presenting the Big Boys in all their glory!
In Color with Appropriate 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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Bruce McLean on 2010-08-08 14:48:05.
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I really enjoyed the feeling of servicing these huge steam engines. It really made me feel I was there. Very very interesting.
rrvideoman on 2009-02-18 08:40:30.
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The biggest of the big; the strongest of the strong. Words to describe the giant Big Boys. These 4-8-8-4's were once the King of the rails. With the advancement of diesels, the life of these manmoths was short lived. Part # 1 of this video shows us why the the articulated engines were made, and gives us a very interesting look at the history of them. Part # 2 takes us to Cheyenne Wyoming, and a look at the giant service facilities located there. We hear historian's as they show us many pictures of the location, and explains the uses of the many buildings. It is a fascinating experience to see. We are able to see these majestic beauties in action as they work hard. This combo video is an excellent presentation of something so long gone and so beautiful. Union Pacific did a fine job preserving some history of the Big Boys, and Pentrex has been so good at putting together a great documentary on it. I believe that all railfans will truely be pleased.
Steamboy (Revere MA US) on 2017-11-28 17:16:37.
This 2004 combo DVD chronicles the final years of every railfan�s favorite steam giants. We all know that the 1960 film itself was overproduced on almost each and every compilation of other railroad films from the 1890s to the 1970s. But in Volume 2 the Cheyenne shops made in 1993, there is lots of unused film footage during production of the 25 minute film. Some future famous surviving big boys are shown as well as slope back tender engine 4466 shunting one of the 17 scrapped big boys (4007) at the washdown while Jim Ehrenburger makes some small commentaries. Also included in the second Volume is a short February 1993 visit (Can�t believe it�ll be 25 years old soon) at Cheyenne for the present exams. Sometimes the giants will have to squeeze at the turntable. Also, long retired engineer Steve Lee points out the photographs at the yard.
Ryan (GA) on 2013-08-28 12:02:23.
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This DVD is awesome! I really wish I had the chance to see the scenes in real life. I did not grow up during the steam era, but in this DVD it really felt like I was there with the crews in Cheyenne. If you like steam power, just curious about what it took to operate these massive locomotives, or are interested in yard operations you will not go wrong here. I catch something new everytime I watch it!
Jeffrey Ornstein on 2008-10-07 21:52:57.
This two-part DVD includes a vintage UP film on the Big Boys as well as a Pentrex-produced documentary style film on the Big Boys at the Cheyenne shops complex.