Sacramento Northern - Transit Gloria Mundi - Catenary Video Productions 4 of 5 (4)
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Sacramento Northern - Catch the interurban Experience in Action
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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Rhkain on 2009-12-09 18:57:09.
People who found this review helpful: 3
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.
boxcarmike (Santa Ana, California) on 2012-03-23 18:40:36.
People who found this review helpful: 2
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.
Drifterfranc (England UK) on 2013-11-13 12:42:07.
People who found this review helpful: 1
For the Interurban Fan or someone who is interested in California Scenery or History this DVD is
Ina S. Young (Walnut Creek, ca) on 2014-11-25 11:45:30.
Great film! Have it!