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Sacramento Northern - Transit Gloria Mundi - Catenary Video Productions Train Video

Sacramento Northern - Transit Gloria Mundi - Catenary Video Productions Train Video Transit Gloria Mundi SN1
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Sacramento Northern - Catch the interurban Experience in Action
In 1940, long after most interurbans had degenerated into poorly maintained shadows of the pre-WWI prime, the Sacramento Northern was operating trains of heavy wooden arch-window cars looking fresh from the paintshop, rumbling slowly through the tree-shaded city streets before racing across open countryside.

Journey back 60 years for a trip on California's legendary Sacramento Northern Railway, from the Bay Area to Chico, in the Sacramento Valley. The woodland and Colusa branches are also covered. The DVD provides a fascinating view of the countryside before it was despoiled by urband sprawl and the automobile.

In the first half of the twentieth century, interurbans served small town America well -- connecting neighbors by distributing people and commerce reliably and cheaply when life was simpler and less hurried.

This extremely rare, color coverage came from a stunning 16mm film taken by pioneeer cinematographers Art Alter and Chuck Savage.

In association with Catenary Video Productions.

NOTE! This is the same exact video that was put out by Catenary Video Productions in VHS format. If you have that, then you've already got this.

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DVD Item#:SN1
Runtime:50 Mins
Producer:Transit Gloria Mundi
Aspect Ratio:Full Screen
Shrink Wrapped?:Yes
Disc Type:DVD
Region Code:0 Worldwide NTSC

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People who found this review helpful: 3

  •  4 of 5


What an absolute thrill to once again be able to ride the rails in the 1940's from San Francisco to Chico. Seeing the towns, landscaping, cars and people who made up our community was spectacular. Watching the train being loaded on the ferry to cross the Carquinez Bay at Martinez is breathtaking. All in all, what a thrill! The digital enhancements over VHS is remarkable. Congratulations of a fantastic job.

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

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People who found this review helpful: 2

  •  4 of 5


This DVD is astounding. Unil I saw it, I knew very little about the Sacramento Northern. I had seen where it once had been just recently and that it had been quite an interurban Railroad.
This DVD sure was pack with all sorts of information and fascinating color and black & white film footage. It was truly amazing to see the line in action plus learn more about it.
If you are a traction fan I would say buy this one Its fantastic.


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

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People who found this review helpful: 1

  •  4 of 5


For the Interurban Fan or someone who is interested in California Scenery or History this DVD is
an absolute must have. Considering the age of the 16mm Film it is excellent and we are lucky
the photographers took the time and effort to record life from a by gone age.


Additional remarks by Drifterfranc:
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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  •  4 of 5


Great film! Have it!
Grew up riding S.N. as father was section formen in Sacto Valley.
Ina Young


Additional remarks by Ina S. Young:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? Yes.
Image quality: Good.
DVD Value: Seemed a little high, but not too bad.
Recommend to others? Yes.

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