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Rathole Combo DVD Train Video

Rathole Combo DVD Train Video Pentrex RTH-DVD 748268005176
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The Rathole &
Through the Rathole Cab Ride

Named for the 23 tunnels that once embellished the line, the Rathole stretches between Danville, Kentucky and Oakdale Tennessee. High bridges, deep cuts, tunnels, and grades cover this vital link in Norfolk Southern's system. Pentrex visited this rebuilt route in October 1995 when fall foliage and clear blue skies framed NS's glossy black diesels in a dramatic show.

Two different looks at railroading through the Rathole have been combined on this exciting DVD for your enjoyment. Featured are:

The Rathole: Norfolk Southern diesels put on amazing shows as they pull heavy tonnage across the Second District of the CNO&TP. Up to forty trains utilize the track each day! Our tour includes Kings Mountain, Burnside Bridge, the deep cuts south of Tateville, the tunnels at Nemo, and the famous high bridge across the New River. Informative narration identifies all the trains by number, and gives you the detailed story of this fascinating line.

Through the Rathole Cab Ride: Ride at the head of Triple Crown #252 in the cab of GP60 number 7149 and experience the 138-mile line from the crew's perspective. Traveling from Emory Gap, Tennessee to Danville, Kentucky, you'll see the tunnels at Nemo, the high bridges across the New and Cumberland Rivers, and the deep cuts that gave the Rathole its name. The high priority Triple Crown passes 15 other trains during our ride. When our train starts back up after stopping to allow a hot piggyback to pass, the engineer struggles to get the train up the grade as the single engine slips its wheels and nearly stalls!

DVD Special Feature:

* Chapter Menus provides instant access to program segments.

2 Hours 28 Minutes
In Color with Hi-Fi Sound and Narration
Full-screen (4x3) Format
No region code; can be played in any NTSC DVD player worldwide
Packaged in Sturdy Vinyl Clamshell Case
ISBN: 1-56342-234-4
UPC: 7-48268-00517-6
Produced by Pentrex 1995. Released on DVD 2008


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  •  4.9 of 5 (11)




  

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DVD Item#:RTH-DVD
Runtime:2 Hours, 28 Mins
Producer:Pentrex
Aspect Ratio:Full Screen
DVD UPC:748268005176
Shrink Wrapped?:Yes
Disc Type:DVD
Region Code:0 Worldwide NTSC

(Cairo, GA) on .

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  •  5 of 5


One word...amazing. This is one of the best railroad DVDs I have ever seen. Classic Norfolk Southern in some of the most stunning scenery on their system. No wide cabs in site but you do see plenty of high hoods and even "slave" mid train helpers. The cab ride DVD gives you a first hand account of being behind the throttle on a RoadRailer train. Pentrex hits another home run with their Rathole Combo DVD.

Additional remarks by Charles B.:
Narration: Just enough.
Narration CAN be turned off in special features.
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


This was made during great fall sunlight with colored leaves creating the backdrop. Captured during days when rail fanning is at its best. All kinds of rail traffic are covered. Nice ride through cuts, valleys, tunnels and shadows as they hug the river. The cab ride portion retraces the route taken during the ground DVD so it is seen from two perspectives. Plenty of meets. An excellent production.

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

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(fletcher north carolina) on .

  •  5 of 5


northfolk southern action is here in this awesome dvd even though I live in north Carolina it was nice to see the scenery of Tennessee and Kentucky and the cab ride was awesome as well seeing how the line looks like so this dvd is non stop action for people railfaning in the east

Additional remarks by chris collins:
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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(40 miles north of grand central) on .

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  •  5 of 5


Great DVD. Seeing the rock cuts, bridges, tunnels, etc along the ride is great. i watch this over & over - never gets dull. Makes me want to spend a week down on the TN/KY border checing these out !

Additional remarks by the glider:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? Yes.
Image quality: Excellent!
DVD Value: Excellent Value!
Recommend to others? Definitely.

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  •  4 of 5


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.

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

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(matthews,nc) on .

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  •  5 of 5


The rathole is a wonderful subject. The combination of a cab ride and an overview of the trackage is just wonderful.

Additional remarks by minasmorgul8201:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? Maybe.
Image quality: Good.
DVD Value:: Fair.
Recommend to others? Definitely.

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(West Texas) on .

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  •  5 of 5


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!!!

Additional remarks by Texas Hi-Railer:
Narration: Could have used more.
Would kids enjoy this? Maybe.
Image quality: Excellent!
DVD Value: Good Value
Recommend to others? A "Must Have"!

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  •  5 of 5


great photos views great train watchig great video all around.

Additional remarks by calin:
Narration: Just enough.
Narration CAN be turned off in special features.
Would kids enjoy this? Maybe.
Image quality: Excellent!
DVD Value: Excellent Value!
Recommend to others? A "Must Have"!

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  •  5 of 5


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.

Additional remarks by WEM3:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? Definitely!
Image quality: Excellent!
DVD Value: Excellent Value!
Recommend to others? A "Must Have"!

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  •  5 of 5


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.

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

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  •  5 of 5


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...



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