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Golden Spike Route Today DVD

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Golden Spike Route Today DVD Kalmbach Publishing 15208 644651600013
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The Golden Spike Route Today covers the Union Pacific main line from Omaha, Nebraska, 1,776-miles west to Sacramento, California. Join us as we see what the original transcontinental railroad looks like today.

We’ll visit all of the important locations:

The Nebraska triple track
Wyoming’s Sherman Hill
Utah’s Echo and Weber Canyons
The Lucin Cutoff
The crossing of the Sierra on Donner Pass
Approximate running time: 60 minutes

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Golden Spike Route Today DVD
DVD Item#:15208
Runtime:1 Hour, 00 Mins
Producer:Kalmbach Publishing
Aspect Ratio:Wide Screen
DVD UPC:644651600013
Shrink Wrapped?:Yes
Disc Type:DVD
Region Code:0 Worldwide NTSC

Golden Spike Route Today DVD
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  •  3 of 5


This release provided a good historical overview of Union Pacific's transcontinental line. Featured is a lot of good-quality vintage footage, which nicely supplements the current power and trains of the U.P. Beginning in Nebraska, the disc covers Bailey Yard, the Cheyenne/Sherman Hill area (which, I personally, would have liked to see more footage), the Wasatch/Ogden area, various areas in Nevada, and Donner Pass/Sacramento area. A nice amount of time was spent in Donner Pass; not only showing trains battling the rugged grade, but also the building of the line through the granite cliffs. A good-level of interesting historical information, and nice video-quality, made this an enjoyable experience. Overall, I was definitely pleased with the purchase.

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

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