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Big Boys Cab Forwards Challengers & Daylights DVD Train Video

Big Boys Cab Forwards Challengers & Daylights DVD Train Video Pentrex VRHG-DVD 748268005831
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The films of Hank Griffiths

Henry Hank Griffiths Jr. was one of the most prominent railroad cinematographers of the steam era. Traveling throughout Idaho, Montana, Washington, Utah, and other northwest states, he captured images of steam at work in locations other photographers seldom visited. In 1992, Video Rails compiled a fascinating collection of Hank Griffiths' films, which they released on VHS as Classic Collectors Series Volumes 7 and 8. These two fascinating shows are now available from Pentrex on one DVD.

Hank Griffiths covered a wide swath to capture steam locomotives and the occasional early diesel seen here at work on the Union Pacific, Southern Pacific, Northern Pacific, Milwaukee Road, Denver & Rio Grande Western, Colorado & Southern, and the Sierra Railroad. You'll also see the Oregon & Northwestern Lumber Company and other northwest logging railroads. The famous locomotives featured in this show include Union Pacific Big Boys and Challengers; Southern Pacific Cab Forwards and Daylights, Milwaukee Road electrics; and Northern Pacific Challengers. There's more! Highlights showcase the Rio Grande Zephyr, the UP 8444, a UP rotary snow plow, the last run of the Portland Rose over the Blue Mountains, and scenes shot at Promontory, Utah in 1969. This DVD is packed with an amazing display of American railroading history as seen through the lens of an expert craftsman. Every minute is a treat!

1 Hour 25 Minutes
In Color with Stereo 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: 1-56342-300-6
UPC: 7-48268-00583-1
Copyright Pentrex 1992, 2010

TVD Price:$ 24.95
List Price:$ 29.95
Live Stock Status: IN STOCK!
Ships FRI 4/27! (PST)
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  •  4.3 of 5 (3)


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Runtime:1 Hour, 25 Mins
Aspect Ratio:Full Screen
DVD UPC:748268005831
Shrink Wrapped?:Yes
Disc Type:DVD
Region Code:0 Worldwide NTSC

(Alaska) on .

  •  4 of 5

I was a little disappointed with not seeing enough on the cab forwards, I thought I was ordering a DVD dedicated to Cab Forwards only...I was also hoping by watching thes DVD's I would be able to I.D. Macados, from Maylays or the style from each manufacturer. Still for an old timer it was a joy to see them again...

Additional remarks by Mr. "K":
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? Maybe.
Image quality: Good.
DVD Value: Seemed a little high, but not too bad.
Recommend to others? Yes.

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(Woodlynne, New Jersey) on .

  •  5 of 5

This DVD is azaming, I haven't had it for very long yet I have watched it a million times. This is a must have for any railroad fan :-))

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

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(Canada, eh?) on .

  •  4 of 5

Based on the title, you'd think it was about bigboys, cab forwards, challengers and daylights. In fact, it's really a series of short films that really don't have any of those things in them. I started watching it and thought they made a mistake and production. The content seemed like a series of previews since they didn't match the title and were so short. After reading the back of the cover, I realized I had been mislead by the title. It may be a good video but certainly has nothing to do with the title. I would not recommend it if you are looking for a video on bigboys, cab forwards, challengers and daylights. There really isn't much if any on this video. False advertising.

Additional remarks by CraigSym:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? I doubt it.
Image quality: Good.
DVD Value: Overpriced for the amount of enjoyment I got out of it.
Recommend to others? Not unless they REALLY were interested in the subject matter.

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