California Rotary Action UPs Feather River Rotary DVD 4.5 of 5 (4)
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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.
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Steamboy (Revere MA US) on 2018-03-16 03:43:03.
25 years later today, this program features some decent action between Portola and Orville, as not only the rotary makes an appearance, but also some freights are shown as well. There is a mistake on the cover that I just want to point out. Pentrex thought that this was a 45 minute video, but according to my vcr, it�s actually a 55 minute video. Oh well.
LOG_WALKER (Wausaukee, Wisconsin) on 2015-03-19 16:28:23.
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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
dmacleo (Etna,ME) on 2015-03-05 14:43:16.
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.
The Scotsman (Foresthill, California) on 2015-01-18 13:15:28.
I lived in Portola in 1993. I was the Superintendent of Train Operations at the Portola Railroad
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