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Double Stacks Over Tehachapi DVD Pentrex DSOT-DVD 748268006258
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Doublestack containers have revolutionized the railroad industry. You can see them everywhere across the nation. Yet one of America's most famous railroad landmarks has been off limits to doublestacks due to numerous tunnels with restricted clearances.

Now, after millions of dollars and months of hard work, the famous Tehachapi Loop has doublestacks traveling around it in spectacular style!

Pentrex visited Tehachapi in the 1990's to show the results of the work done in the tunnels and trackside to prepare for the doublestacks. A season of record rainfall in California left hillsides green and gorgeous, and every shot in this video is a beauty! You'll see the latest high-powered, high-tech locomotives growling up the grades and pulling their mile-long trains around the Loop.

This video has it all: spectacular shots of the newest locomotives, nonstop train action and incredible scenery!

40 Minutes
Beautiful Color, with Hi-Fi Sound and Narration
Presented in Standard Definition 4x3 Format
No region code; can be played in NTSC DVD players worldwide
Packaged in Sturdy Vinyl Clamshell Case
ISBN: 1-56342-342-1
UPC: 74826800625-8
Produced by Pentrex: 1995, 2013

TVD Price:$ 24.95
List Price:$ 29.95
Live Stock Status: IN STOCK!
Ships TOMORROW if ordered now. (PST)
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Runtime:40 Mins
Aspect Ratio:Full Screen
DVD UPC:748268006258
Shrink Wrapped?:Yes
Disc Type:DVD
Region Code:0 Worldwide NTSC

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People who found this review helpful: 7

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Skip this One !!! This DVD is way over priced for the amount of time you get to see the train action and the previews at the end of this DVD are just about as long as the main event itself. Yes its well photographed and has great narration after all its a Pentrex what can I say, and the 40 Minutes makes for a nice "filler" DVD in case your group doesn't want to go for another two hour DVD. As such the train action is restricted between Cable and then the Tehachapi Loop nothing past the Loop. Drop a bunch of the previews add another ten minutes of train action covering Cliff, Bealville to Caliente and this would have made for a perfect little filler DVD for your show. It should only be $ 9.95 at its regular price (maybe) I would be embarrassed to advertise this DVD at 29.95 and after viewing it I cant image someone paying 29.95 for this DVD and not wanting to return it. Skip this one and buy another full length Pentrex DVD at 9.95

John Schmeling
SP/UP Railroad (Retired)

Additional remarks by mySP7377:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? Maybe.
Image quality: Excellent!
DVD Value: Overpriced for the amount of enjoyment I got out of it.
Recommend to others? Not unless they REALLY were interested in the subject matter.

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Added 2014-09-12 10:49:30 by run8anderson

TOTALLY agree with mySP7377....he hit the nail on the head.