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Into the Allegheny Range Volume 3 The West End 2-disc DVD Train Video

Into the Allegheny Range Volume 3 The West End 2-disc DVD Train Video Pentrex AR3-DVD 748268005879
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The West End has been called the toughest mountain railroad in the Eastern United States. This legendary route crosses the eastern Continental Divide from Cumberland, Maryland to Grafton, West Virginia. Four steep grades of up to 2.8 percent make helper engines necessary over an incredible 66 mile district. Once the domain of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, the West End, also known as the Mountain Subdivision, is now owned by CSX Transportation.

Travel along all 101 miles of the Mountain Subdivision with Iron Horse America. You'll see nonstop freight action from trackside and in the cab from Cumberland to Grafton. Coal trains and mixed freights look fantastic battling the grades of the Allegheny Mountains in late fall and early spring, but the highlight of the show is incredible winter footage. You'll see winter railroading at its toughest as CSX keeps freight moving in spite of heavy blizzards.

This two-disc set, which was shot in cooperation with CSX, brings you the fantastic sights and sounds of Allegheny Mountain railroading - long, heavy trains grinding towards the summits, helper engines at full throttle, and twisting mountain curves.


DVD Special Feature:
Chapter Menus provides instant access to program segments.
3 Hours 30 Minutes, on 2 Discs
Beautiful Color, with Stereo Sound and Narration
Presented in Standard Definition 4x3 Format
No region code; can be played in NTSC DVD players worldwide
Packaged in Sturdy Vinyl Clamshell Case
ISBN: 1-56342-304-9
UPC: 7-48268-00587-9
Produced by Pentrex: 1995, 2013

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DVD Item#:AR3-DVD
Runtime:3 Hours, 30 Mins
Producer:Pentrex
Aspect Ratio:Full Screen
DVD UPC:748268005879
Shrink Wrapped?:NO!
Disc Type:DVD
Region Code:0 Worldwide NTSC

(Hurlock, Md) on .

People who found this review helpful: 3

  •  5 of 5


I would highly recommend this video to any CSX rail fan.

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

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  •  4 of 5


Lots of older equipment and different perspectives of the same train. Also liked the seasonal shots, particularly those with snow falling.

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

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  •  5 of 5


This is the third in an excellent 4-part series (I had all on videotape, Pentrex is now releasing the last 2 volumes to be converted to DVD). Detailed almost mile-by-mile coverage on the ground (and occasionally from the engine) of the Cumberland to Grafton, W. Va. "West End" of the old B & O. Videography is excellent, and frequent maps help you keep track of where you are (I wish all rail videos did this good a job). Image quality is clearly improved from VHS, but it is still obviously DVD, not HD quality. My copy had a little stutter about halfway through the 2nd disk, unusual for Pentrex; I am not sure if this was a DVD defect - looked like it may have originated from the old source tape. Not bad enough to merit the trouble of returning. Although this runs 3 & 1/2 hours, it didn't seem long (really!, though I'm a native of West Virginia). The mountain scenery is beautiful, shown in four seasons, and rail action extensive in tackling tough mountain grades. Highly recommended for any railfan; if your areas are B & O, mountain railroading, or the Appalachians, this would move up to a must-buy.

Additional remarks by WisconsinEric:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? I doubt it.
Image quality: Good.
DVD Value: Excellent Value!
Recommend to others? Definitely.

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  •  5 of 5


Excellent DVD. Owned this on VHS. Glad Pentrex finally released onto DVD. Great narration, images of things now gone, great quality. A must have for all.

Additional remarks by CR6377:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? Yes.
Image quality: Excellent!
DVD Value: Excellent Value!
Recommend to others? A "Must Have"!

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