"Better than The Battle For Donner Pass"- Carl Bradley, former superintendent Roseville Service Unit-
Trains Magazine review of Roseville to Truckee
"Camera work is right up there with some of the other "big guys" and, in some cases, clearly exceeds the work of the bigger, more established video houses." M. Alley "Great job! Hard to believe Roseville to Truckee was made so early in your existence. Extremely polished, well done, and great fun to watch. I've had a special interest in the Overland Route for years, glad to see someone devoting the attention to it that it richly deserves." - Tim O'Brien
"Roseville to Truckee" is a documentary/entertainment video that gives viewers the best seat in the house as they ride with the crew in the cab of an expedited freight train over the Sierra Nevada mountains. Feel the excitement of riding in the engineers seat as we depart Roseville and head East to Truckee.
This hour-long ride brings home all the in-your face railroading action as viewers take this incredible journey along the nostalgic main line between Roseville and Truckee. Experience the challenges engineers face each day while climbing the steep grades up to Donner. Learn some of the amazing history as our story tells how Chinese laborers carved the path for the rail bed along solid granite ledges and how track was laid by rail gangs through snow and ice over the Sierras.
Feel goose bumps as you ride along those lofty granite ledges where sweeping panoramic vistas are set to the emotions of soft mesmerizing music. See dark solid granite interiors inside historic tunnels where builders chipped and blasted their way clear through whole mountain sides. Feel the cool shadows inside the snow sheds where rays of light filter through the sturdy wooden beams and icicles hang from the ceilings.
See all the historic towns built along this famous route as we pass through Auburn, Colfax, Cape Horn, Alta, Blue Canyon, Cisco, and finally, Donner Pass. Then, arriving in Truckee where our camera crew ends their journey, the train crew continues on with a blast of the horn and a wave goodbye.
Roseville to Truckee was produced by a local producer with the permission of Union Pacific Railroad for the purpose of documenting what it is like traveling over the Sierras in a freight train. See for yourself the creative video editing and dialog with pictures.
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This producer chooses not to shrinkwrap most of their products. All the products we sell are brand new direct from the producer. We never sell used or second-hand products.
Mike Hull on 2010-01-03 03:39:46.
People who found this review helpful: 2
4 of 5
What i really liked was the commentary from the train crew,bit of history of the line just added that little bit. Over all a great view the quality was excellent, Shipping deserves a mention, 6 days from purchase to receiving it in the UK.
Additional remarks by Mike Hull: Narration:Just enough. Would kids enjoy this?Maybe. Image quality:Excellent! DVD Value:Excellent Value! Recommend to others?Definitely.
Rail Buff (Southern California) on 2015-09-12 15:05:30.
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5 of 5
I agree with the other reviewers. Only drawback, to me anyway, was too much "mood" music. But a minor distraction for a DVD of this quality content. I'm confused though re the producers. It comes in a BA Productions case and is listed here under BA productions. But in the first few minutes of narrative it states that this is the first Donner Rails productions. This confusion between these two producers caused me to order a duplicate of something I already had. Train Video Depot (TVD)has graciously allowed me to return it for a full refund, but it is a bother both to me and TVD. Anyone know what's going on?
Additional remarks by Rail Buff: Narration:Just enough. Would kids enjoy this?Maybe. Image quality:Excellent! DVD Value:Excellent Value! Recommend to others?Definitely.
Donner Rails Became BA Productions 2 - 3 years ago so a lot of there older productions still say in the Films Donner Rails and on some cases
dmacleo (Maine) on 2014-07-26 09:18:23.
5 of 5
This should be the standard for in cab video.The engineers/conductors explaining stuff as they go is what every producer should strive for,this is the best in cab production I have seen in my 150 or so rail videos. Well done.
Additional remarks by dmacleo: Narration:Just enough. Would kids enjoy this?Maybe. Image quality:Excellent! DVD Value:Excellent Value! Recommend to others?A "Must Have"!
Kevin Willie (Lorreto Minnesota) on 2013-05-09 21:54:11.
5 of 5
Roseville to Truckee is a Movie for all ages Young Old anywhere in between i would definettly buy this in DVD format the sound is Excellent the Music everything it's a very very good movie that i would recamend to someone
Additional remarks by Kevin Willie: Narration:Just enough. Would kids enjoy this?Definitely! Image quality:Excellent! DVD Value:Excellent Value! Recommend to others?A "Must Have"!