Rathole Combo DVD
The Rathole &
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Barry (N.S.W. Australia) on 2012-09-18 16:24:08.
A totally different railroad to my usual interest but absolutely stunning scenery and I loved the roadrailer trains, a truelly worthwhile watch. Recommend to any rail fan.
minasmorgul8201 (matthews,nc) on 2012-03-26 00:28:20.
The rathole is a wonderful subject. The combination of a cab ride and an overview of the trackage is just wonderful.
Texas Hi-Railer (West Texas) on 2011-11-14 21:17:10.
The Rathole is an amazing DVD and much more than I expected? It has so much beautiful scenery throughout the entire footage, that it's almost a coin toss as to what was more enjoyable... the trains or the scenery, lol? No kidding! This is one of those DVD's you'll want to watch over and over again because you can't get enough of it. It hasn't been that long since it arrived from TVD and I have watched this particular DVD atleast a half dozen times already? And, I always see something I missed previously which is also what makes you want to watch it again and again. The quality is top shelf, images, sound, narration, etc... It's a must have for any railfan, especially if you're a NS fan and you simply love beautiful scenery!!!
calin on 2010-08-29 18:19:18.
great photos views great train watchig great video all around.
WEM3 on 2010-02-22 11:20:02.
I keep forgetting how dark it is in a train tunnel. I am glad you only go thru two tunnels, any more would have been too much.
rrvideoman on 2008-09-30 18:29:28.
The Rathole. The name itself grabs the interest. This is a very scenic region, with a vast combination of tunnels, bridges, grades and deep cuts. Part # 1 we watch as big, heavy Norfolk Southern trains work their way across this very unique region. The trains are put to the test as they have to work hard. The locations of many shots are something in itself as we watch bridge crossings and trains passing below in deep cuts. But it gets better. Part # 2, A cab ride. Wow. Exciting as we are treated to the view the crew gets riding the rails, with a long stream of road railers in tow. There are meets, and sidings. See the view from high bridges as the train passes over. Excellent. This is one of the best Pentrex videos made. You will love every bit of it. Even my children found it hard to walk away, as they were very intrigued by it. It is "a Must Have" for all video rail fans.
Joe on 2008-04-06 05:46:07.
I just got my copy in and what a great video this was! First off, its a combo DVD. Two shows for the price of one- you can't go wrong right from the beginning. Next, you get a tour of the Rathole and then a cab ride over the line. If that is not a good conclusion I don't know what is. Additionally, Norfolk Southern really put on a good show. Here are some highlights I observed:
Several locomotives (including the newest, largest GE's at the time) were run long nose forward on the head of the train. What a sight that was. Other trains were observed with high nosed B36-7's, which Norfolk Southern only had six of. Most trains had solid lashups of NS power, except for one train with a Santa Fe unit in the blue and yellow paint scheme. There were some other surprises that could be found in the consists of the trains, but I don't want to spoil the show. With all this and minimal narration, you'll be sure to enjoy this show as much as I did...