Farewell to Conrail Savor images of Conrail action across the Pittsburgh Line - the very soul of this once mighty transportation giant as captured during the late 1990s. See how Big Blue conquered the Allegheny Mountains and witness the diverse variety of freight it sent over the line. Huge intermodal trains powered by shiny new "Blue" diesels hustle doublestacked containers over the recently rebuilt right-of-way. Massive coal trains and high tonnage freights flow across the double and triple track of this most scenic and demanding stretch of railroad.
Starting west of Pittsburgh at the massive Conway Yard, heading east through the Steel City, Greensburg, and Latrobe to Conpit Junction, we follow the trains into the heart of the Allegheny Mountains. The line comes down through Conemaugh Gorge to Johnstown. From here most eastbounds get helpers to pull tonnage over the mountains. The trains put on great shows on the west slope as they work through Cresson, past MO Tower, to the summit at Gallitzin and down to Altoona. For a grand finale we follow westbound traffic from Altoona to the Gallitzin tunnels. View famous spots such as Alto Tower, Horseshoe Curve, Allegrippus, and Bennington Curve as train after train assaults the east slope of the Alleghenies. You'll experience Conrail to its fullest in this farewell tribute to the men, women, and machines of the railroad known as Big Blue!
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1 Hour 30 Minutes In Color with stereo Sound and Narration Standard Definition Full-screen (4x3) Format No region code; can be played in NTSC DVD players worldwide Packaged in Sturdy Vinyl Clamshell Case ISBN: 1-56342-264-6 UPC: 7-48268-00547-3 Produced by Pentrex 1998. Released on DVD by Pentrex 2009
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chris collins (fletcher north carolina) on 2015-01-16 18:39:08.
5 of 5
great video I would recommend this to conrail fans wish they were still in services but the best way to remember them is with this video
Additional remarks by chris collins: Narration:Just enough. Would kids enjoy this?Yes. Image quality:A little rough around the edges. DVD Value:Seemed a little high, but not too bad. Recommend to others?A "Must Have"!
An excellent DVD great coverage of the Conrail right before the merger, everything that Pentrex is know for great photography informative narrations maps and graphics are in this DVD. The Conrail was one of my favorite roads to railfan and like many others I hated to see it go this DVD keeps the memories alive defiantly get a copy of this DVD.
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"!
Allan Love Sr (Herman, Nebraska) on 2010-09-29 09:23:20.
5 of 5
I've viewed this video several time's and would suggest it to anyone looking to visit the area of where it was shot. I used to live in the area some years ago, it's a beautiful location of the country to visit also.
Additional remarks by Allan Love Sr: Narration:Could have used more. Would kids enjoy this?Yes. Image quality:Good. DVD Value:Good Value Recommend to others?Yes.
Conrail.... the company that rose from the ashes of a bunch of Fallen Flags to be the bride of the east is in it's final days. The video takes us through the most scenic region of the Conrail system in west/central Pennsylvania. Starting just west of Pittsburg, we travel east seeing the city, and on to the very picturesque Conemaugh Gorge, in the Allegheny Mountains, then up to Cresson PA. Here, Pentrex makes a switch from it's normal pattern. The producers jump ahead to Altoona and reverse direction traveling westward, through Horseshoe Curve. At this point I was slightly disappointed as the narrator does not say a lot favorable comments about Horseshoe Curve. A little too much "nic-picking", giving the idea that Horseshoe is not a great place to watch trains.
Over all, a good video. Worth the purchase... Yes, but not one of Pentrex's finer productions.
Additional remarks by rrvideoman: Narration:Just enough. Would kids enjoy this?Maybe. Image quality:Good. DVD Value:Good Value Recommend to others?Yes.