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Rotaries 2 - Battle to Open Donner Pass DVD

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Rotaries 2 - Battle to Open Donner Pass DVD BA Productions DRAV2D
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The long awaited sequel to "Rotaries: Avalanche on the Mountain" from Donner Rails.

We take you back to the historic Winter of 2011 when snowfall broke all kinds of records. An avalanche had taken out a Flanger at Cisco Grove. Union Pacific had no choice but to break out the Rotary Snow Plow. First time in the 21st century!

In Part 2, find out what happened to the crew, and follow Union Pacific's snow fighting force as they use every weapon at their disposal to, as one crew member said, "Battle the Monster of the Mountain".

It took 9 days to clear Donner Pass! Over 52 FEET of snow in one winter!

Shot with broadcast quality equipment. Dramatic sound, crew interviews, and narration and a few incredible drone shots.

Available in Standard Definition Wide Screen, and Hi-Definition 1080p Blu-Ray.

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DVD Item#:DRAV2D
Blu-ray Item#:DRAV2B
Runtime:1 Hour, 00 Mins ($0.45/min)
Producer:BA Productions
Aspect Ratio:Wide Screen
Shrink Wrapped?:Yes
Disc Type:DVD or BLU-RAY
Region Code:0 Worldwide NTSC

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Rotaries 2 - Battle to Open Donner Pass DVD
dmacleo (Etna ME US) on 2019-11-30 13:18:40.

People who found this review helpful: 3

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  •  3 of 5


well, its only been 6 years since BA Productions promised this and it took another producer to actually release it....
that being said it was enjoyable however....it did not live up to its hype and the video quality is not as good as part 1.
but if you have part 1, you MUST get this to FINALLY end the storyline.

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

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Rotaries 2 - Battle to Open Donner Pass DVD
trainrob (California) on 2020-09-14 22:12:44.

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  •  4 of 5


I agree with the other review. I too waited for this DVD for a long time. Happy to be able to get it.
The DVD is enjoyable and I do recommend this if you liked the first one. The opening of the DVD is footage from the previous DVD of the flanger getting stuck then an interview with the crew and some newer footage. After that the first half of the DVD is video that a railroad employee shot all at night with what looks to be a very good cell phone set for high quality video. I thank him for being willing to share the footage with the DVD company so it could be shared with us. He did get some amazing footage and does his own live commentary throughout his portion of the video. He even showed refueling and watering inside the Norden snowshed. His video shows the very hard work that the crews went through that night with snow higher then the top of the locomotives. Truly great footage to see.
The second half of the DVD is a film crew in daylight hours onboard the first locomotive. They have a few shots inside the cab of the rotary with all the crew running the rotary but most of the footage is all outside from the first pushing locomotive. The last few minutes of video is a couple of passing by shots of the rotary working in lighter snow conditions. The Drone shots are the closing of the DVD and are only about 3 minutes long.

I did enjoy the DVD and recommend it to others. I am glad someone was able to release the footage.

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

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