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Missouri Kansas Texas KATY DVD Train Video

Missouri Kansas Texas KATY DVD Train Video Pentrex KATY-DVD 748268005824
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Known popularly as the KATY (due to its K-T trading symbol), the Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad was a major force in the development of the west, linking Kansas City and St. Louis, Missouri and Salina, Kansas to the port of Galveston, Texas. Pentrex takes you back to 1988 to explore everyday operations on the KATY just prior to its takeover by Union Pacific. Starting at Dallas, Texas, we'll make our way to Kansas City, Missouri to explore the northeast portion of the line. Then we'll travel from Ft. Worth to Galveston and back to experience railroading on the southern stretch.

For the most part, KATY locomotives appear in their green and yellow paint scheme but the former red paint and some Conrail blue can also be seen. GP38s, GP39s, and GP40s make up the majority of the fleet; however, you'll also enjoy images of SD40s, SD40-2s, an ALCO RS3, and an F7A rebuilt slug. Cabooses were in use on most of these trains; you'll see them paired with an interesting mix of freight equipment. We caught riveting action on the KATY, with a wide variety of trains. Union Pacific and Burlington Northern also make an appearance, especially at the busy crossing of the Red River Bridge and at Waggoner Crossing. Highlights of the show include street running in La Grange, a ride aboard a KATY train headed for Kansas City, the clickety-clack of steel wheels on jointed rails, yard switching, and long, awesome pacing sequences. These scenes were shot over a several month period, giving you a broader view of what life was like on the KATY before it was absorbed into a new identity. A once mighty fallen flag comes back to life as you enjoy Pentrex's salute to the Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad!

1 Hour
In Color with Hi-Fi 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: 1-56342-299-9
UPC: 7-48268-00582-4
Copyright Pentrex 1998, 2010

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List Price:$ 29.95
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DVD Item#:KATY-DVD
Runtime:1 Hour, 00 Mins
Producer:Pentrex
Aspect Ratio:Full Screen
DVD UPC:748268005824
Shrink Wrapped?:Yes
Disc Type:DVD
Region Code:0 Worldwide NTSC

(San Antonio, TX) on .

People who found this review helpful: 1

  •  4 of 5


I own this video on VHS and I was glad to find it available now in DVD format. Considering that the film was made in 1988, I think the picture quality is quite good and the detail is very sharp. The camera is very steady and the framing of the subject is very good. This film has all the hallmarks of quality that one would expect from a Pentrex product. The sound quality is excellent with no distortion, but those Katy engineers love to blare that horn. There is plenty of footage of Katy diesels and freight trains, but it would have been nice to see more of the rail system and some of the facilities. The detail on the DVD is sharp enough to be a good reference tool for the Katy modeler. Any late era Katy railfan should enjoy this video. I only wish there was more to the video. One hour seems short, but it is an enjoyable hour.

Additional remarks by Matthew C. Halbert:
Narration: Could have used more.
Would kids enjoy this? Maybe.
Image quality: Good.
DVD Value:: Fair.
Recommend to others? Definitely.

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  •  3 of 5


I thought this DVD was NOT up to the standard normally presented by Pentrex! There seemed to be confusion about some of the northbound vs southbound traffic crossing the Red River, between Texas and Oklahoma. (I know for a fact, Oklahoma is north of Texas...)

In addition, there was simply just nothing interesting about the video footage.


Additional remarks by rmccallay:
Narration: Could have used more.
Would kids enjoy this? I doubt it.
Image quality: Good.
DVD Value: Overpriced for the amount of enjoyment I got out of it.
Recommend to others? Not unless they REALLY were interested in the subject matter.

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(fletcher north carolina) on .

  •  4 of 5


I bought this from pentrex's website (it was on a sale special) and I think this is a vary nice production just before the mkt or katy had merged with the up in the last year the katy was operating in 1988 if you're a fan of the mkt railroad then you'll want to get a copy of this video for your enjoyment

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

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(San Diego Ca) on .

  •  5 of 5


Great DVD loved it photography is excellent narration is both informative and interesting good graphics and maps everything you have come to expect from Pentrex is here. The MKT was a great road and like so many others I hated to see go this DVD has some real nice coverage of yet another classic road that got obliterated by the giant yellow "Borg".

John Schmeling
Southern Pacific/Union Pacific Railroad (Retired)


Additional remarks by Mysp7377:
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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(Missouri) on .

  •  5 of 5


I enjoy railfanning and I model railroad in HO scale. The MKT/Katy is my favorite railroad. I had this video on VHS and had no way to put it on a DVD. I found your advertisement on E-bay and I am very happy to have to have the video again. The price was great and service was fantastic! I appreciate the follow up and I am grateful for the awesome service you folks have provided. Thanks so much and God bless....

Joey Clark


Additional remarks by Joey:
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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(Huntington, WV) on .

  •  5 of 5


It was a good video, the price was good, and it saved me from having to covert it from VHS to DVD.

Additional remarks by James Moore:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? Maybe.
Image quality: Good.
DVD Value: Excellent Value!
Recommend to others? Yes.

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