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Donner Stacks in the High Sierras DVD Train Video

Donner Stacks in the High Sierras DVD Train Video 7idea Productions 7UPDON 884501418706
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Donner Pass...Stacks in the High Sierras

For over 140 years the Sierra Nevada Mountains of northern California have reverberated with the sounds of hard-working locomotives of the Central Pacific, Southern Pacific and now the Union Pacific. In November, 2009 double-stack container traffic was re-routed off the nearby Feather River Canyon adding to the frequency of trains on this legendary route.

7idea Productions made three trips to Donner Pass between January and September 2010 to capture the many personalities of "The Hill" between Roseville, California and Sparks, Nevada. From late summer sun to blizzard conditions on the mountain, you'll have a front row seat of the Union Pacific in action!

Take in the amazing view of mainline action from high atop Red Mountain, the old Central Pacific fire lookout above Cisco. Stand inside the snow sheds of Norden as a heavy stack train blasts through! Snowshoe into Troy and see Jordan Spreaders and flangers hard at work clearing the white stuff off the double-track main! Feel the ground shake as 10,000 foot stack and manifest trains labor up 2% grades in Run 8! Distributed power is everywhere, as Union Pacific utilizes this technology for more efficient train handling. Witness heavy trains running in 4x2, 1x1x1, even 3x3x1 configurations.

Shot in beautiful high-definition in spring, late summer and winter, this is the ultimate look at Donner Pass!

Run Time: Two Hours
Chapter menus
May be viewed with or without narration.

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  •  4.7 of 5 (13)


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  •  2.5 of 5




  

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DVD Item#:7UPDON
Blu-ray Item#:7UPDONBD
Runtime:2 Hours, 00 Mins
Producer:7idea Productions
Aspect Ratio:Wide Screen
DVD UPC:884501418706
Shrink Wrapped?:Yes
Disc Type:DVD or BLU-RAY
Region Code:0 Worldwide NTSC

(Des Moines, IA) on .

People who found this review helpful: 8

  •  5 of 5


One word: Spectacular! This may just be the best train video I've seen by anyone anywhere. This one runs circles around Pentrex products.

The image quality is as good as can possibly be. Starting from Roseville all the way to Sparks in what looks like late summer to the middle of winter. The winter scenes especially will take your breath away.

By the way, this isn't your typical train video shot at grade crossings. This this is shot from places and angles I guarantee you've never seen before. A++. More like this please!


Additional remarks by Bobblehead Joe:
Narration: Just enough.
Narration CAN be turned off in special features.
Would kids enjoy this? Maybe.
Image quality: Excellent!
DVD Value: Excellent Value!
Recommend to others? A "Must Have"!

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(San Diego Ca) on .

People who found this review helpful: 7

  •  5 of 5


Fantastic must have DVD, 7 Idea does it again with another Great DVD. Filmed in what has become their standard for some of the best railroad photography I've seen. This DVD has everything from stack trains to manifest freights mid train helpers and Amtrak all filmed in spectacular scenery and locations. And just when you think it cant get any better it does with some fantastic and excellent winter and snow action. Here you'll see stack trains, freights and Amtrak fighting their way through blinding snow storms, plus Snow fighting equipment in action such as flangers and Jordan Spreaders. I don't know how they got into some of these places to shot "maybe a Helicopter" but they did and you'll enjoy every minute of this DVD. This is defiantly an A++++ DVD. mysp7377

Additional remarks by mysp7377:
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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(Australia) on .

People who found this review helpful: 6

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  •  5 of 5


This production not only does justice to the trains and scenery in Donner Pass, it also sets a new benchmark standard for train documentary industry. Eat your heart out Pentrex, you've been passed.

Additional remarks by Kym Manuel:
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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(Kentucky) on .

People who found this review helpful: 4

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  •  5 of 5


Wide screen really helps this DVD. Image quality is good and subject matter is at least moderately interesting. Tunnels were enlarged so that double stack trains could run the Donner Pass route instead of the Feather River Canyon route beginning in Nov. 2009. Some really nice scenery near the summit and wide screen enhances the view BIG TIME. Some EXCELLENT winter scenes showing spreaders and flangers clearing the tracks of snow. These scenes make the DVD worth the price of admission.

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

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(Japan) on .

People who found this review helpful: 3

  •  5 of 5


I'm Japanese. but I enjoyed this DVD program.
I didn't know Donner pass until now. I thought I want to go to there.
It's Outstanding video and high recommended.
I'm sorry if you mind my unskilled english. Thank you about read this revew.


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

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(Eagan, MN) on .

People who found this review helpful: 3

  •  5 of 5


Short and to the point...amazing locations and crystal clear HD video (Blu-Ray Version), as well as great narration adds up to a "Must Have" for railroad fans!

Additional remarks by Scott Clark:
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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(Pleasanton, CA) on .

People who found this review helpful: 2

  •  5 of 5


Image quality is excellent and sets the standard for how all future train videos should be done.

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

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(Oxfordshire UK) on .

People who found this review helpful: 1

  •  5 of 5


This production is first class and a credit to the production team. 7idea have produced a Blu-ray DVD that has excellent high quality content as you climb and decent the mountain in various light conditions with the right level of narration. The viewer has the option of watching the DVD with the narration turned off. I hope the 7idea productions will extend there portfolio to produce "Cab Rides" - if they do so they would get my patronage.

Additional remarks by The Dodger:
Narration: Just enough.
Narration CAN be turned off in special features.
Would kids enjoy this? Maybe.
Image quality: Excellent!
DVD Value: Good Value
Recommend to others? Not unless they REALLY were interested in the subject matter.

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(Balaton, MN) on .

People who found this review helpful: 1

  •  4 of 5


Love the part on snow removal and wish there was more on winter. Did not care as much for the summer part.

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

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(Porcupine Ontario Canada) on .

People who found this review helpful: 1

  •  3 of 5


In my life time I will probably never see Donner live. Your video brought me there. Thanks

Additional remarks by Fred B. Guacci:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? Maybe.
Image quality: Good.
DVD Value:: Fair.
Recommend to others? Yes.

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(Feilding, New Zealand) on .

People who found this review helpful: 1

  •  5 of 5


The videography and overall composition of this program, simply speaking, is outstanding.

Additional remarks by EJ Videos:
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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(daly city,Calif.(S.F.)) on .

People who found this review helpful: 1

  •  4 of 5


Not just double-stacks in this video, a good variety of trains on the hill. Good new location shooting and the clarity was excellent.

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

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(Basking Ridge, NJ) on .

People who found this review helpful: 1

  •  5 of 5


Beautiful...beautiful...beautiful. Scenery-videography- production. Congratulations to Aaron. Keep up the great work.

Additional remarks by run8anderson:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? I doubt it.
Image quality: Excellent!
DVD Value: Excellent Value!
Recommend to others? A "Must Have"!

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