Deschutes Daylight SP 4449 Portland to Bend DVD 3 of 5 (1)
Southern Pacific Daylight Number 4449 is one of the most beautiful and well known steam locomotives in America! Watching her traverse the Pacific Northwest with a colorful consist of vintage passenger cars is always a sight to behold.
7idea and Marcam Productions have teamed up to present a fascinating look at the SP 4449 traveling the BNSF mainline through the Columbia River Gorge and the Deschutes River Canyon. This action-packed program features highlights from steam excursions between Portland and Bend, Oregon from 2006, 2012 and 2017, plus trips to Wishram, Washington in 2011 celebrating 4449’s 70th year!
Like a “greatest hits” collection, this carefully crafted program offers fantastic coverage of the route using the best scenes from each excursion. Sit back and enjoy a 500 mile round trip through some of the most scenic country in the western United States!
This program was jointly produced by Marcam Productions and 7idea Productions. Cover photos by Camron Settlemier.
1 hour 22 minutes
WIDESCREEN DVD or 1080 Hi-Definition Blu-ray
May be viewed with or without narration.
SP4449 races through Pleasant Valley Washington in the summer of 2017.
The Deschutes Steam Special crosses the Columbia at Celilo entering the Oregon Trunk in 2006.
Fans are treated to a photo runby at Oakbrook, deep in the Deschutes River Canyon.
The classic GS4 makes some nice stack talk thanks to the 1.5% grade at Trout Creek.
The special glides through Gateway.
A 2012 steam special makes a photo runby over the Willow Creek Bridge near Madras, Oregon.
The 4449 passes the Smith Rocks as it steams toward its destination of Bend, Oregon.
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|Deschutes Daylight SP 4449 Portland to Bend DVD|
|Runtime:||1 Hour, 22 Mins|
|Aspect Ratio:||Wide Screen|
|Disc Type:||DVD or BLU-RAY|
|Region Code:||0 Worldwide NTSC|
Deschutes Daylight SP 4449 Portland to Bend DVD
Rail Buff (Southern California) on 2017-11-07 10:43:27.
People who found this review helpful: 1
If you love steam, you'll really enjoy this one. However, if you're like me, I like steam but nothing extra special, you'll find the videography up to 7Ideas' standards, beautiful scenery, but otherwise this is just a so-so video. It's OK and I'll keep it, but it's not one of my favorites.
Additional remarks by Rail Buff:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? Maybe.
Image quality: Excellent!
DVD Value:: Fair.
Recommend to others? Not unless they REALLY were interested in the subject matter.
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