Golden Spike Route Today DVD3 of 5 (1)
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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.
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Golden Spike Route Today DVD
Curt Cruthirds (Santa Barbara, CA) on 2019-03-09 08:26:39.
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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.