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Historic Hot Spots Combo DVD Train Video

Historic Hot Spots Combo DVD Train Video Pentrex HHS-DVD 748268004162
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Railfanning Southern California in the 1950s and
Santa Fe"s Pasadena Subdivision

Historic Hot Spots are etched in the minds of those who were there firsthand and revered by those who wish they had been. This amazing collection allows young and old alike to enjoy those wondrous times of transition in American railroading. Two best-selling programs are combined on one DVD, bringing you images from the 1950s and 1960s, taken at the best train-watching spots in Southern California. Included are:

Railfanning Southern California in the 1950s (60 Minutes)
Diesels were replacing the last of the mighty steam locomotives on the Union Pacific, Southern Pacific, and Santa Fe in the 1950s. You"ll see 4-8-4s, 2-10-2s, and Cab Forwards, plus EMD E- and F-units, SD9s, Alco PAs and FAs, FM C-Liners, Baldwins and more. Freight and passenger trains are shown at Cajon, Tehachapi, Beaumont Pass, LAUPT, Glendale and Burbank Junction; even over Santa Fe"s Elsinore Branch. It"s one of the most appealing railroad films ever!

Santa Fe"s Pasadena Subdivision (80 Minutes)
Step back to the early 1950s to watch Santa Fe"s elegant streamlined passenger trains El Capitan and The Chief. Gleaming Alco PAs and EMD F-units head up these glamorous trains over the route from San Bernardino through Pasadena to Los Angeles. Ride in the cab of an F-7 on The Chief over Cajon Pass to Barstow, reaching speeds of 95 mph! There is plenty of classic passenger train action in this exciting show!

DVD Special Feature:

  • Chapter Menu provides instant access to program segments.

2 Hours 20 Minutes
In Color with Authentic Sound and Narration
Full-screen (4x3) Format
No region code; can be played in any NTSC DVD player worldwide
Packaged in Sturdy Vinyl Clamshell Case
ISBN: 1-56342-133-X
UPC: 7-48268-00416-2


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DVD Item#:HHS-DVD
Runtime:2 Hours, 20 Mins
Producer:Pentrex
Aspect Ratio:Full Screen
DVD UPC:748268004162
Shrink Wrapped?:Yes
Disc Type:DVD
Region Code:0 Worldwide NTSC

(Waxahachie, TX) on .

People who found this review helpful: 1

  •  4 of 5


This video was great. Since I am interested in the rail passenger service and the famous routes over the midwest, I found this one to be right on track!

I am eager to purchase the upcoming video on train theme parks and excursion trains. I also intend to purchase all three volumes of the Alaskan Rairoad series.


Additional remarks by Jim:
Narration: A little bit too much.
Would kids enjoy this? I doubt it.
Image quality: Good.
DVD Value: Good Value
Recommend to others? A "Must Have"!

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  •  4 of 5


Great footage of top notch passenger trains and their locomotives,viewed from great locations in California. On the downside, the interviews with railroad historians went on for too long,their voices will send you to sleep. Great footage from the cab of an F7 on The Chief.

Additional remarks by gary vaughan:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? I doubt it.
Image quality: Good.
DVD Value: Good Value
Recommend to others? Yes.

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  •  5 of 5


WOW! Awsome DVD. Excellent coverage of Southern California.

Additional remarks by SP SDP45 3206:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? Maybe.
Image quality: Excellent!
DVD Value: Excellent Value!
Recommend to others? A "Must Have"!

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  •  5 of 5


A really great dvd which gives an impressive look to the SP and Santa Fe of the 50's and 60's!

Additional remarks by Jox1982:
Narration: Just enough.
Narration CAN be turned off in special features.
Would kids enjoy this? Maybe.
Image quality: Excellent!
DVD Value: Excellent Value!
Recommend to others? A "Must Have"!

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  •  4 of 5


This is an EXCELLENT historic video on railroad operations in Southern California in the 1950's. The first program displays a variety of trains, both passenger and freight of the Santa Fe, Southern Pacific, UP, etc. Fan trips are also covered. A part of the program was filmed from Mission Tower in Los Angeles. However, the real gem of this dvd is the second film, The Pasadena Subdivision - especially the last 30 minutes. The first half of this program shows Santa Fe warbonnets and their streamlined passenger cars - all incredible! These are 16mm films by Chet Hogan. The second half of the Pasadena Sub is a cab ride with Engineer Howard L. Bryant, one of the more Senior Engineers of the Santa Fe. Both in-cab and trackside, it's one of the most enjoyable railfan films I have ever seen. Howard Bryant, who retired in 1962, was almost like the Engineer version of "The cop on the beat." Everyone waved to Bryant as his train passed through every neighborhood, and there was a lot of street running back then. Even if you didn't know him personally, everyone along his route knew him. He was very friendly with railfans, tossing railroad stuff to them as he passed them while filing - even slowing his trains to give out train stuff from the Santa Fe. You even see the F7 going 95 mph from the cab. Much of his 285 mile route was documented by J. Allen Hawkins, and was a tribute to his service at Mr. Bryant's retirement. Well worth it!

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

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