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Classic St. Louis Railroading - Santa Fe Vintage Diesels - Combo DVD Train Video

Classic St. Louis Railroading - Santa Fe Vintage Diesels - Combo DVD Train Video Pentrex FFS14-DVD 748268004063
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Here, combined on one Combo DVD, are two shows presenting more of your favorite Fallen Flags. These programs were filmed by noted railroad photographer Dick Wallin during the 1960s and 1970s. Each program brings you a unique look at classic motive power on America"s historic railroads!

Classic St. Louis Railroading (48 minutes)
Experience eighteen different railroads in and around St. Louis. Featured are: Alton & Southern * Chicago & Eastern Illinois * Chicago & North Western * Chicago, Burlington & Quincy * Cotton Belt * Frisco * Gulf, Mobile & Ohio * Illinois Central * Louisville & Nashville * Manufacturer's Railway * Missouri-Kansas-Texas * Missouri Pacific * New York Central * Norfolk & Western (including locomotives still painted in Wabash and in Nickel Plate colors) * Penn Central * Pennsylvania * Terminal Railroad Association * early Amtrak.

Motive power and paint schemes include EMD E-and F-units, Geeps, SW1200s and SW1500s, SD40s and SD45s, and a rare TR1 cow/calf set; Alco RS2, RS3, RSD5, RS36, S2, FA, and C424; GE U25B, U30B, and U30C; and an F-M H10-44. Shot at sites in Illinois and Missouri, it's a fantastic journey back to the heart of American railroading!

Santa Fe Vintage Diesels (50 minutes)
Fairbanks-Morse, Baldwin, Alco, and EMD locomotives in passenger and freight service fill the screen in this exciting retrospective of Santa Fe motive power in New Mexico, Kansas, and Illinois. You'll see Alco U30CGs, U28CGs and Fairbanks-Morse H12-44Ts at Dearborn Station in Chicago, the EMD GP7M prototype used on the Santa Fe as #99, the popular CF7s rebuilt from F3s and F7s by the Santa Fe in their own shops, and a rare shot of an early articulated railcar. Line drawings and specifications make this a valuable resource for your railroad collection!

DVD Special Features:

  • Two stereo 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 Menus provide instant access to program segments.

98 Minutes
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
ISBN: 1-56342-123-2
UPC: 7-48268-00406-3

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DVD Item#:FFS14-DVD
Runtime:1 Hour, 38 Mins
Producer:Pentrex
Aspect Ratio:Full Screen
DVD UPC:748268004063
Shrink Wrapped?:Yes
Disc Type:DVD
Region Code:0 Worldwide NTSC

(Houston, TX) on .

People who found this review helpful: 2

  •  5 of 5


This is a must have for just about any railfan! There are many fallen flags, cabooses-you can't see those anymore. Busch Stadium and the Gateway Arch can be seen under construction. There's lots of New York Central/Penn Central action as well as Norfolk & Western and Missouri Pacific, and early Amtrak. Many early diesels are featured such as F's, E's, and Alcos. If you want to see railroading in its golden years, this is the DVD to get.

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

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People who found this review helpful: 2

  •  5 of 5


St.Louis. Once home to 17 railroads. And one large passenger station. This double feature dvd is one that will be of much interest to those who enjoy the images of first and second generation motive power, and all of the colorful fallen flags that disappeared in the era of consolidation and mergers. The first video, which documents the railroads in the greater St. Louis metropolitan area, features an incredible array of named passenger trains with an equally impressive roster of motive power. Lots of E units are seen as well as geeps and switchers. Uniformly liveried passenger trains as well as early Amtrak 'rainbow' consists are seen throughout. Freights are not forgotten, either. Lots of switching action in and out of St. Louis station keep the interest going. And lastly, a number of shots include the St. Louis Arch, both completed and under construction. One last note - this video is a very good companion to Green Frog's "St. Louis Sojourn."
The second video, on Santa Fe Motive Power, documents most of the diesels that were used by the ATSF in the 1960's and 70's. Lots of E and F units, and freight units such as the U30 and U33C, GP20, GP30, etc. There's also a decent amount of footage of the F45 and FP45. Many shots of the named passenger trains take prominence in this video. The only drawback is that some diesels are shown for only two seconds, while others have much more extensive coverage. The image quality is definitely a little rough around the edges for most of this video, but Pentrex did try to clean up the quality. However, the non-stop action and sheer variety makes up for the deficiency in sharpness in some shots. Overall, this is a great dvd for those who are interested in first and second generation diesels.


Additional remarks by Jeffrey Ornstein:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? Maybe.
Image quality: A little rough around the edges.
DVD Value: Good Value
Recommend to others? Yes.

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People who found this review helpful: 1

  •  3 of 5


Well, as usual, Pentrex has "issues" understanding the correct way to edit videos for smooth flowing content. The St. Louis section is a little heavy on the Wabash and MP, whereas other RR's are barely mentioned. The Santa Fe section is a hodge podge of stuff, and misidentified trains, and spends too much time explaining what each diesel type is. I think we all know this stuff already and just want to see the movies! The scripting is awful. BUT, the movies are nice and show you a lot of action.

Additional remarks by Rancho Bob:
Narration: A little bit too much.
Would kids enjoy this? I doubt it.
Image quality: A little rough around the edges.
DVD Value: Good Value
Recommend to others? Not unless they REALLY were interested in the subject matter.

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  •  3 of 5


Excellent value for money and promptly dispatched to the UK. The St Louis content was by far the better of the two programmes and not to be missed by a fan of the classic diesel era of the 60's and 70s.The Santa Fe was not of the same picture quality and consisted of a series of clips of run-byes that were, nevertheless, informatively linked by commentary. The second part of the combo would probably prove of greater appeal to a Santa Fe fan.

Additional remarks by BritlikesUSA:
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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  •  4 of 5


The "Classic St. Louis Railroading - Santa Fe Vintage Diesels - Combo" video is a well put together presentation that I am very satisfied with.

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

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