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Double Stacks Over Donner Pass DVD Train Video

Double Stacks Over Donner Pass DVD Train Video Pentrex DSDONR-DVD 748268005787
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Pentrex traveled to Donner Pass in the winter of 2009-2010, spending several weeks to capture the revitalized action that can now be found on the Roseville Subdivision. The Union Pacific had just finished a 12-month project to increase the clearances in 15 tunnels and snow sheds on Donner Pass so that doublestack trains could again be routed over this crossing of the Sierra Nevada range. Southern Pacific once ran doublestacks over Donner Pass but as larger containers with extra height evolved, its successor, Union Pacific, had been compelled to route its container trains over the Feather River Canyon instead, and traffic on Donner declined to a trickle of its former intensity. However, in 2008 UP decided it would be worth the cost to "raise the roof" on the shorter, faster line to expedite delivery of intermodal freight by several hours when compared to the more lengthy transit of the former Western Pacific line. As a result, traffic is now flowing over Donner in abundance!

You'll see types of trains showcased here: grain trains, fruit trains, auto trains, general freight, and Amtrak's California Zephyr. We'll show them battling the stiff grades and serpentine curves that railroaders face on Donner. The spotlight, however, is on the enormous doublestack trains, some of them up to 9,000-feet long! Once again, the sounds of laboring diesels hauling containers by the hundreds echo off the granite walls of this historic pass. At last you can see those massive doublestacks slugging their way over the crest of the jaw-dropping 7,000-foot summit. There is nothing quite like Doublestacks Over Donner!

DVD Special Features:

* Chapter Menus provide instant access to program segments.

* Special Audio Feature provides the option of watching the program with or without narration

2 Hours
In Color with Stereo Sound and Narration
Presented in High Definition 16x9 Format
No region code; can be played in NTSC DVD players worldwide
Packaged in Sturdy Vinyl Clamshell Case
ISBN: 1-56342-295-6
UPC: 7-48268-00578-7
Copyright Pentrex 2010


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  •  4.7 of 5 (7)




  

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DVD Item#:DSDONR-DVD
Runtime:2 Hours, 00 Mins
Producer:Pentrex
Aspect Ratio:Wide Screen
DVD UPC:748268005787
Shrink Wrapped?:Yes
Disc Type:DVD
Region Code:0 Worldwide NTSC

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People who found this review helpful: 1

  •  5 of 5


I think this is an excellent program of Donner Pass in the modern doublestack era. I can't help but compare it to 7ideaproductions Donner Pass program. Both Pentrex and 7idea cover the Roseville to Sparks sector but Pentrex covers more locations although they don't shoot at the summit due to heavy snow. Their tour of the line takes 2 hours. The 7idea program shoots the same territory but has many scenes at the summit and one inside a snowshed. They cover the area in one hour and 30 minutes so there isn't as much individual attention to locations as Pentrex but 7idea adds 30 minutes at the end of the program showing winter snow fighting trains amidst blizzard conditions at times. How they were able to get these shots, I will never know.

I would recommend getting both of these programs. Each is excellent in its own way.


Additional remarks by rrvideojunkie:
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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  •  5 of 5


If you love double-stacks as much as I do, then you will definitely want this DVD in your collection! This has some great scenery with some truly awesome footage in it. I've seen some of the footage in other Pentrex videos but, for the most part this video has plenty of unseen footage and I highly recommend the video for your collection!

Additional remarks by Texas Hi-Railer:
Narration CAN be turned off in special features.
Would kids enjoy this? Yes.
Image quality: Excellent!
DVD Value: Excellent Value!
Recommend to others? A "Must Have"!

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(fletcher north carolina) on .

  •  5 of 5


this definitely a good program about double stacks services on donner pass got this as a Christmas present on Christmas day defiantly worth the money

Additional remarks by chris collins:
Narration: Could have used more.
Would kids enjoy this? Maybe.
Image quality: A little rough around the edges.
DVD Value:: Fair.
Recommend to others? A "Must Have"!

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  •  4 of 5


I really enjoyed this DVD, I really enjoy watching any railroad video having to do with Donner Pass be it present day railroad or steam and early diesels on Donner Pass.

Additional remarks by Bob:
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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  •  5 of 5


This video is in typical Pentrex style. Professionally done,with great scenery and lots of action. I would highly recommend it.

Additional remarks by Russ:
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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  •  5 of 5


I enjoyed the dvd very much. As I am a doublestack fan, it was amazing to watch these monster stack trains climb over Donner Pass. I was out that way in 2006 and went to watch trains at the trench in Reno, Nv. There was no action in the 2 and a half hours I was there and now I understand why. All the trains were going over the Feather Canyon route.

Additional remarks by jslader_sr:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? I doubt it.
Image quality: Excellent!
DVD Value: Excellent Value!
Recommend to others? Definitely not!.

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  •  4 of 5


This DVD provides a different view of the fabulous Donner Pass. I enjoyed the DVD but I liked the Pentrex Donner Combo better. While the object of buying this disc is to watch trains, I also like a bit of the scenery included for us foreign train layout modelers, and on this I could have seen a little more. Over all the disc could be higher definition for big screen TVs, but it is still enjoyable.

Additional remarks by hueycrewman:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? I doubt it.
Image quality: Good.
DVD Value: Good Value
Recommend to others? Definitely.

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