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Rail Explorations DVD Train Video

Rail Explorations DVD Train Video Pentrex REX-DVD 748268006326
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From Arizona to Missouri, Rail Explorations is a fascinating trip across seven states as we deliver the interesting and the unusual for your enjoyment. We invite you to join us as we explored the rails for the best sights to be had.

Our journey takes you to the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic, the Abilene & Smoky Valley and the Grand Canyon Railway tourist lines. You'll get a fascinating look at 50-kilovolt electrics pulling trainloads of heavy coal on the Black Mesa & Lake Powell. We also caught great action of ALCO C420s smoking it up on the Arkansas & Missouri. If that's not enough, in eastern Kansas on the Midland Railway, you'll take a cab ride on an RS3, and later, watch as it performs a great runby for our camera. There is even some mainline action to be had along the BNSF, KCS, and UP.

From gorgeous scenery to exciting locations and trains, there is all this and a whole lot more to experience and enjoy in Rail Explorations!

DVD Special Features:
Special features: This DVD includes Chapter Menus and the option of watching the program with or without narration.

2 Hours 14 Minutes
ISBN: 1-56342-349-9
UPC: 7-48268-00632-6
In Color with Stereo Sound and Narration
Presented in Widescreen Standard Definition Format
No region code; can be played in NTSC DVD players worldwide
Copyright 2014


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TVD Price:$ 26.95
List Price:$ 29.95
Live Stock Status: IN STOCK!
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  •  3.6 of 5 (5)




  

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DVD Item#:REX-DVD
Runtime:2 Hours, 14 Mins
Producer:Pentrex
Aspect Ratio:Wide Screen
DVD UPC:748268006326
Shrink Wrapped?:Yes
Disc Type:DVD
Region Code:0 Worldwide NTSC

(Revere MA US) on .

  •  5 of 5


This New Program features a mix of steam & diesel subjects plus the privately own & operated Electric powered coal trains, mainline freights on BNSF KCS & Union Pacific, Riding the Midland Railway in Kansas with the final days of a NYC RS-3 before moving to its real home at the Adirondack Scenic Railroad in Upstate NY, Alcos On the Arkansas & Missouri RR, Rio Grande Steam in Colorado, Santa Fe Pacific 3415 on the Abilene & Smoky Valley Railway, & more. Its a must have for railfans, pentrex fans, or any type of fan that you love.

Additional remarks by Steamboy:
Narration: Just enough.
Narration CAN be turned off in special features.
Would kids enjoy this? Yes.
Image quality: Excellent!
DVD Value: Good Value
Recommend to others? Definitely.

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(Maine) on .

  •  3 of 5


worth the money, interesting look at items not often seen.

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

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  •  4 of 5


Rail Explorations was for me a well presented compilation of a variety of shortline action.
Featuring some unusual aspects of lesser known Railroads from seven different Southern States.
Coal being hauled by electrics was one such aspect that featured on this comp, other features
included footage of the last working 'wig wag' Xings . A variety of surprisingly well maintained
motive power was shown on this Pentrex comp including, Alco's, EMD's, and Sub's. With some footage of heritage steam operations which added an interesting juxtaposition to the diesel operations filmed. Mainline action also made a brief appearance, so a bit of something for everyone. For the price I feel the DVD was as good as it gets, though perhaps could have done with more deive narration, and as with a lot of Railroading docs, a bit more footage of the point of origin of the product, and some yard scenes would not have gone amiss.


Additional remarks by Billythebeliever:
Narration: Could have used more.
Would kids enjoy this? Yes.
Image quality: Good.
DVD Value: Excellent Value!
Recommend to others? Definitely.

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(fletcher north carolina) on .

  •  4 of 5


I for one really enjoyed this video I thought it was great seeing all the places Pentrex I have other ones as well I say the Arkansas and Missouri was the best part but I hope they won't take away the Alco's but even though I'm a 20 year old boy who has love trains since I was little this was just awesome to me

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

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(Basking Ridge, NJ) on .

  •  2 of 5


Pentrex used to be the only game in town and they were good. Boy, have they gone down hill. Almost bottom of the barrel. The moving trains are blurry. I have a Sony with 240 refresh and it is almost painful to watch. The static scenery is good, but those trains are NOT. Well researched and narrated. Thought from decription this would be good......NOT! Very disappointed.

Additional remarks by James Anderson:
Narration: Could have used more.
Would kids enjoy this? I doubt it.
Image quality: Poor.
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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Added 2014-07-20 12:44:27 by Video Guy

Hmmm...I think your Sony machine needs a tweak - looks just fine on my set. Are you watching in interlaced or progressive? Pentrex releases in standard-definition (interlaced), which some players try to turn into progressive - that will result in jitter on passing trains.