Hidden Wonder of the World - Transcontinental Railroad DVD
The Transcontinental Railroad from Sacramento to Donner Summit
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Suburban120 (Placer County, California) on 2012-06-17 12:19:18.
What there was of the material was well done, but the DVD is overpriced for what you get. The subject matter should have been provided an hour or even two hours and be more in depth. What would have been especially useful would have been a better deion of where the scenes were found and how the the producers found their way to them so that others could enjoy walking and getting the historical feel of those same areas. Even having grown up in the area (within a mile of the tracks) and with my father having worked on the railroad (as a maintenance of way contractor between Roseville and Truckee)during WWII, I have no idea where some of these scenes are located or how to get to them. If the producers went back and reproduced the DVD with more depth, more run time and location deion I would then heartily endorse this video.
Brett Koonts (Comox,BC,Canada) on 2012-05-18 17:57:23.
This dvd was not what I thought it would be. I was expecting a tour of the railroad right of way through the mountains.
Steve (Huntsville, Alabama) on 2012-01-31 16:56:43.
This is an interesting video for those of us who grew up in this area and/or had railroad connections through friends or relatives.
I had both.
My grandfather was one of the engineers on the fire train at Norden in the early 1950's.
I did not know that the railroad bed had been moved so many times in different areas.
Since I am also a history buff, this video had double interest for me.
I would have preferred that the program be at least an hour long instead of 30+ minutes.
And, having been spoiled by HD on other RR videos, I missed the sharper clarity of the beautiful scenery of the Sierra/Donner area.