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Electric Rails Around The Bay D-124 Charles Smiley Presents Train Video

Electric Rails Around The Bay D-124 Charles Smiley Presents Train Video Charles Smiley Presents D-124
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Electric Rails Around the Bay - Three Bay Area lines in one video. See the Sacramento Northern, SP Red Trains and the Peninsular Railway stories. This 16 mm film was shot by a variety of rail historians from 1910 to 1957. See the rail and ferry operations in the bay's early days plus the bridge operations that began the era of great change and decline. The Sacramento Northern section covers passenger and some great freight action in the south-end. See the Oakland hills and street running plus Contra Costa county out to the Ferry slip.


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DVD Item#:D-124
Runtime:1 Hour, 07 Mins
Producer:Charles Smiley Presents
Aspect Ratio:Full Screen
Shrink Wrapped?:Yes
Disc Type:DVD
Region Code:0 Worldwide NTSC

(El Sobrante, CA) on .

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  •  5 of 5


Excellent video on the history of electric rail service in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Additional remarks by Jake:
Narration: Just enough.
Image quality: Good.
DVD Value: Excellent Value!
Recommend to others? Definitely.

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  •  4 of 5


This DVD is just packed with vintage action from my beloved Sacramento Northern. I used to live less than a mile from the Oakland hills tunnel portal, and for years never even knew about the SN. Once I found out, I became obsessed with learning more about it and exploring the surprisingly few artifacts left. The SN was once the longest electrified interurban in the country spanning from Chico, CA to San Francisco, CA.


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(Oakland California) on .

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  •  5 of 5


For a native Oaklander (4 generations) this video is an invaluable link to childhood memories and the years before I arrived that figured in so many of my parents stories of their lives and adventures.

I'm sorry I never got to go to Moraga on the train (we always drove our car over the hill to get eggs at Mrs. Jorgensen's), but I still love telling all those young whipper-snappers on BART about taking the Key System train across the bridge to the City.

It's lovingly prepared CD full of great images along with good maps and narration that provides a fuller understanding of the Sacramento Northern and the Red Train.


Additional remarks by Danny Cieloha:
Narration: Just enough.
Image quality: A little rough around the edges.
DVD Value: Excellent Value!
Recommend to others? Definitely.

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(Santa Ana, Ca.) on .

  •  4 of 5


This DVD is incredibly fascinating. Great shots of operations in and around San Francisco Bay. Only thing this DVD suffers from is way too much narration. A lot of history packed in the narration made it just a bit much.
Good DVD though

Boxcar Mike


Additional remarks by Boxcar Mike:
Narration: A little bit too much.
Would kids enjoy this? Maybe.
Image quality: Good.
DVD Value: Good Value
Recommend to others? Yes.

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(Toowoomba Australia) on .

  •  4 of 5


Excellent video. Good subject matter with just the right amount of narration.

Value for money!


Additional remarks by Smithy 4869:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? I doubt it.
Image quality: Excellent!
DVD Value: Excellent Value!
Recommend to others? Not unless they REALLY were interested in the subject matter.

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(Piqua, Ohio) on .

  •  4 of 5


Good video really liked it has a lot of things I did not know about. It's a video that leaves you with wanting to know more. Learned a lot and gave me a lot of ideas for my model train and a couple of other railroads I want to learn more about.

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

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  •  5 of 5


This is a interesting production, I especially enjoy looking at the footage of pre WW-II San Francisco/Bay Area and comparing it to today. Thanks to this video, I know a lot more about Bay Area rail history. For example, I was completely unaware of the Sacramento Northern, or that it operated a ferry and went all the way to Chico.

Thanks to this video, I decided to visit the Western Railway Museum in Rio Vista to see the interurban cars. Big fun and if you enjoy electric rail it is absolutely worth a visit.



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