Marias Pass BNSF Railways Hi Line Sub BLURAYAlso available in DVD.
It's mid October at Glacier National Park in Montana's rugged Rocky Mountains. Fall splendor has faded from the quaking aspens. Stands of larch have begun their annual transformation from green to yellow before their needles fall. The wind-swept open country to the east has taken on shades of brown while evidence of recent snows highlights the mountain peaks. Somewhere below all of this the Middle Fork of the Flathead River meanders through this wild and scenic country on its way west. The icy water knows an easy way through this forbidding mountain range and so does a railroad, for this place is Marias Pass. Today's BNSF Railway continues to use this historic route through the Rockies forged over 100 years ago by the "Empire Builder" James J. Hill. Beginning at Whitefish, BNSF's Hi Line Sub heads east through tunnels, trestles, wooden snow sheds and over the Continental Divide where mountain forests meet the high plains. Witness heavy trains and big power rolling through Montana's Big Sky Country. Enjoy bonus scenes of SP Daylight steam locomotive #4449 in Montana and Idaho.
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Greg (Melbourne, Australia) on 2011-03-08 22:24:51.
People who found this review helpful: 2
In my humble opinion, from a cinematic perspective, this is the best railroad film I have ever seen. The photography is absolutely exquisite which, along with the ever present awesome Montana scenery, makes this one very watchable production.
I have yet to see another program that can match this work. The HD version was beautiful enough but the BluRay is jaw dropping.
You will enjoy it for sure.
RBL (Houston TX) on 2010-12-24 10:00:52.
People who found this review helpful: 2
Beautiful footage of colorful trains (orange heritage I/II and modern paint schemes for BNSF, with cargo containers) crossing the Rockies of northern Montana. Nice background scenery of Glacier National Park, with green pines and yellow larches in late autumn and high peaks dusted with snow. Some scenes could be taken out of a Discovery Channel documentary on national parks. As an added bonus, winter weather conditions along the tracks on the high approaches to Marias Pass. Exceeded expectations. A favorite! Covers the 'Empire Builder' route between Whitefish MT eastbound to East Glacier.
Locomotive64 (Belgium) on 2012-10-31 04:14:20.
Top sceneries and very pleasure to see it in bluray!
drabn11 (ut) on 2012-02-09 08:10:19.
Very sharp images, but with two problems. Much of the sequences were shot on dreary days, and the camera shakes when a locomotive goes past.
Scott Clark (Eagan, MN) on 2011-05-24 19:31:55.
Amazing locations and crystal clear HD video, as well as fantastic narration adds up to a "Must Have" for railroad fans!
Hueycrewman (Dulacca, Queensland, Australia) on 2011-04-27 15:12:52.
7Idea Productions documentaries are fantastic. Bluray on HD screen and you'll think you are really in that location. Thank you for the new benchmark in DVD/Bluray production.
vision2647 (Frankfort) on 2011-03-08 23:09:19.
Great video with just the right narration. Any rail fan will love the train action. The BNSF thru Montana's northern Flathead Range, great scenery!
Espee SD40 # 7377 on 2010-03-24 18:39:55.
This is one of the best photographed and narrated DVD's I've seen everything here is perfect well lit shots crystal clear steady camera work and great narration make this a must have DVD. I could on and on but no need just get this one sit back and enjoy the BNSF with some friends and a pizza. John..
Tom on 2010-02-06 19:07:20.
This DVD is nothing short of fantastic! It has beautiful mountain scenery and superb railroad action. The image is clear, and the color is just about perfect. The shots are composed and framed in a very pleasing way. Even the audio quality is excellent, and you can really hear all the sounds associated with the passing trains.
I simply do not know how this could have been done any better. This was my first 7idea Productions DVD, so I don't know if this quality is typical for them or not, but if it is, those guys are GOOD!
I believe this is my third Marias Pass DVD, and it is BY FAR the best, even better than my Pentrex Marias Pass DVD! If you know Pentrex quality, then you will know that I just said a LOT.
train-nut on 2010-01-01 20:24:37.
7idea production have done it again!! Love how they mix the different seasons as well as the scenic highlights mixed with excellent railroad action from a ribbon rail train viewed from above as it negotiates a curve and you can see how flexible the rail is as it goes thru the curve! from Whitefish depot to locations like Essex Mt where you see helpers cut off the train while in motion!!This is a must have all Railfans should have!!!!ANYTHING 7IDEA HAS PUT OUT IS OUTSTANDING!!!!!!