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Cajon Pass Tehachapi Loop DVD Train Video

Cajon Pass Tehachapi Loop DVD Train Video Pentrex CAJON-DVD 748268004292
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Cajon Pass and Tehachapi Loop - these two Southern California railroading landmarks draw railfans from around the world seeking to experience the engineering ingenuity, spectacular scenery, and steady parade of trains that make these locations so appealing.

Never was that more true than in 1986 when this program was originally filmed. At that time most trains still had cabooses, Southern Pacific oil cans (the "Tank Train") still ran over Tehachapi, and many Santa Fe and Southern Pacific locomotives sported the short-lived red and yellow "Kodachrome" merger paint scheme. You could still see pure sets of blue and yellow Santa Fe power, including EMD SD45s, F45s, and FP45s and GE U36Cs and C30-7s. Southern Pacific also ran pure sets of its locomotives, including SD45s and "tunnel motors," and Amtrak ran the Southwest Chief and the Desert Wind over Cajon with F40PH locomotives. The Santa Fe dispatcher"s office was still located in the San Bernardino depot, and the Mojave depot was still in use.

These are the sights of the past but you can experience them and more in this incredible show. Ride a Union Pacific helper pushing a 12,000-ton coal train over Cajon. Visit the Santa Fe dispatcher"s office in the San Bernardino depot and the hump yard and locomotive servicing facilities in Barstow. Thrill to cab rides on Cajon and Tehachapi. It"s all here for you to savor again!

DVD Special Features:

  • Bonus Footage: 19 minutes of updated coverage filmed in 2004.

  • Two hi-fi soundtracks, one with the natural train sounds, the other with narration added. The viewer can switch the narration on or off at any time.

  • Chapter Menu provides instant access to program segments.

2 Hours 10 Minutes
In Color with Hi-Fi 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
ISBN: 1-56342-146-1
UPC: 7-48268-00429-2

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  •  4.5 of 5 (11)


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  •  5.0 of 5




  

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DVD Item#:CAJON-DVD
Runtime:2 Hours, 10 Mins
Producer:Pentrex
Aspect Ratio:Full Screen
DVD UPC:748268004292
Shrink Wrapped?:Yes
Disc Type:DVD
Region Code:0 Worldwide NTSC

(Grove Oklahoma 74344) on .

People who found this review helpful: 2

  •  5 of 5


A must for Santa Fe fans.Good quality and excellent narration.The older engines and a paint scheme that is almost gone add to the video.Great locations and the sharp footage of VHS to DVD can not be matched anywhere.Great work Pentrex.

Additional remarks by Terry Cantrell:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? Maybe.
Image quality: Excellent!
DVD Value: Good Value
Recommend to others? Definitely.

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  •  4 of 5


Very good video, taken years ago, the quality of the transfer to DVD is perfect. I think Pentrex is the best around and this DVD just adds to that. All those older engines is one of the things I like best about this video.

Additional remarks by Hal:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? I doubt it.
Image quality: Excellent!
DVD Value: Excellent Value!
Recommend to others? Definitely.

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  •  4 of 5


Pentrex shot this production in '86 covering the entirety of both Cajon and Tehachapi Passes. This is quite an interesting production covering plenty of ATSF and SP action, with some UP thrown in. Not to mention an amazing assortment of older power we don't see too often on freight trains today.

Tehachapi probably has to be the highlight of this production; I'm particularly amazed with the Loop, and watching trains snake around it, to pass over themselves still exiting the tunnel below! The updated footage gives a nice comparison to what operations are like today; wish the railroads today still used old power; I prefer them more. :)


Additional remarks by BubbleButt13:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? I doubt it.
Image quality: Good.
DVD Value: Excellent Value!
Recommend to others? Yes.

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  •  5 of 5


This dvd is a must have for lovers of west coast heavy duty railroading in the eighties and early nineties style of action, sound quality is excellent and picture quality is very good for video of this era. Put this one on your list and a dvd you will watch time and time again if you like cajon/tehachapi action.

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

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  •  5 of 5


Cajon & Tehachapi are fascinating places that this video lets you see from many different aspects & angles. I thought that it covered the subject rather well & would recommend the video. It would have better if more footage would have been included from the 2004 portion.


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  •  4 of 5


if you enjoy the Cajon pass and the Tehachapi loop this is a good video to own.
I enjoyed it a lot and found places to take photos from so now I just have to go try the places out.


Additional remarks by mitcho:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? Yes.
Image quality: Excellent!
DVD Value: Good Value
Recommend to others? Yes.

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  •  5 of 5


This is easily my favourite DVD of the older style locomotives and operations pre BNSF days. Fabulous and should be in everyones collections.

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

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  •  4 of 5


It`s a very complete and interesting report about the famous railroad-hotspots of California. I remembered me on my journey in 2005 and found all the places I were. Wonderful!!Perfect!!

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

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  •  4 of 5


..Have driven by 'passes-loops' numerous times and it was hard to take "my eyes off the road" to watch the trains climb,twist,how many engines pulling, length of unit, etc.
With Pentrex, I now know the routes, the loops, the tunnels, the mainlines, the helpers upgrade and down!!
In the safety of my home, with my "eyes on the screen",
not on the highway.. Safety first!! Thanks Pentrex..


Additional remarks by RBZ:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? Maybe.
Image quality: Good.
DVD Value: Good Value
Recommend to others? Definitely.

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  •  5 of 5


Great value. Good showing of the trains in action.

Additional remarks by jhgmar:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? Yes.
Image quality: Good.
DVD Value: Good Value
Recommend to others? Yes.

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  •  5 of 5


This video has a little of everything all rolled into one video including cab views from all directions. A Must Have video. I worked in the neighborhood of the loop for over 30 years and have always wanted to ride along over and through the loop. This is the closest I will every get.

Additional remarks by wem3:
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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