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California Rotary Action UPs Feather River Rotary DVD Train Video

California Rotary Action UPs Feather River Rotary DVD Train Video Pentrex UPSNOW-DVD 748268006487
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Pentrex presents a rare and exclusive look at a Union Pacific rotary snowplow at work. In January 1993, a series of cold Pacific storms brought heavy snowfall to northern California's Sierra Nevada Mountains. The Union Pacific Railroad's mainline through the Feather River Canyon was unusually hard hit.

While spreaders kept the mainline open, trains made slow progress through the Canyon due to inoperative signals, snowbound sidings, and frozen switches. Pentrex has captured the beauty of this winter wonderland as trains attempt to negotiate the snow-covered Feather River Route. For the first time since it acquired the line in 1982, the Union Pacific dispatched one of its Cheyenne-based rotary snowplows to Portola, California. Not since the days of the Western Pacific Railroad has a rotary been needed to protect the mainline through the Feather River Canyon.

Steve Lee, Manager of Steam Operations for the UP, takes you on a tour through the cab of the rotary and explains its history and operations. From trackside and aboard the train you will experience this awesome machine at work. The battle of snowplow against the winter elements is captured here for you to experience in all its fascinating splendor.

45 Minutes
Beautiful Color with Live Audio and Narration
Presented in Standard Definition 4x3 Format
ISBN: 1-56342-365-0
UPC: 7-48268-00648-7
Copyright 1993, 2014

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DVD Item#:UPSNOW-DVD
Runtime:45 Mins
Producer:Pentrex
Aspect Ratio:Full Screen
DVD UPC:748268006487
Shrink Wrapped?:Yes
Disc Type:DVD
Region Code:0 Worldwide NTSC

(Wausaukee, Wisconsin) on .

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  •  5 of 5


I really liked watching it. I have an older DVD on keeping Donner open back when they were still using the scenic route. I like how they went into detail on modernizing the rotary from the ones they use to use on the Donner line. I have two DVD'S on the Feather River route and wanted to see what it took to keep this line open and what it looked like in winter. It was money well spent

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

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(Etna,ME) on .

  •  4 of 5


I liked it, am a fan of rotaries so it was expected I would. The talk that Steve Lee did inside the cab pointing stuff out was very interesting to me.

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

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(Foresthill, California) on .

  •  5 of 5


I lived in Portola in 1993. I was the Superintendent of Train Operations at the Portola Railroad
Museum (now known as the Western Pacific Railroad Museum). I saw the UP Plow arrive.
Watched the crew ready the plow for service and watched the snow removal from the Portola
Yard. I talked to the crew several times during their stay in Portola including Steve Lee.
I didn't know the plow was headed for Stockton Shop for repairs until it returned to Portola.
I then found out what was damaged on the plow.


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

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Added 2015-02-17 12:27:38 by taylor belcher

show this on rfd tv


Added 2015-03-19 17:01:54 by The Scotsman

This is my review. I have had the opportunity to work with Steve Lee before his retirement. An enjoyable experience. The Snow Removing operation at Portola was an absolute necessity. The yard was plugged and no more room for the spreader to shove the snow. I am a fan of Rotary Snow Removal equipment, both Highway and Railroad. Many years ago, I was a Highway Rotary Plow Operator. a great experience! I would love to operate a RR Rotary, but I can't. I'm disabled. Can hardly walk walk!