Santa Fe 3759: Final Run Over Cajon Pass DVD 4.7 of 5 (6)
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Santa Fe's "final run" of steam power over Cajon Pass took place on February 6, 1955 when locomotive No. 3759 was brought out of storage at the request of the Railway Club of Southern California for a special excursion dubbed "Farewell to Steam." This historic event was captured on film by noted railfan photographer J. Allen Hawkins, and his colorful images vividly convey the excitement and the drama of that final day in the life of the Santa Fe steam era.
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
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dan on 2007-12-26 14:01:08.
People who found this review helpful: 5
Some well done historical film footage nicely translated to a modern DVD format-gotta love technology.It is truly amazing the effort Santa Fe Railway went to at the request of a railway club-and here it is documented for future generations to see.The narration that goes with the footage makes for an enjoyable and unboring presentation. Several different camera angles, locations and traversing Cajon Pass make for a good video that is watchable again and again.
rrvideojunkie (usa) on 2014-11-11 14:29:50.
I recall the video but I have sounds of that engine running on that trip on a record. It had a neat screaming whistle and it sounded very powerful In one sequence it ran at 85mph
The Old Rail. (Akron, Ohio) on 2014-11-10 14:38:35.
This DVD was everything I expected and more. For the period in time when this was photographed the quality is very good. The views of 3759 and train should interest modelers and rail fans alike.
Old rail fan (Akron, Ohio) on 2014-09-17 17:12:06.
This DVD is a pleasure to watch. It has a good mix of narration,views from the train and at grade camera work. I think the video quality of this old film in DVD form is excellent. The constantly changing scenes keeps your interest throughout the entire DVD. Old model rail.
Mitcho (California) on 2014-04-25 17:46:16.
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if you like Steam Locomotives this is a great video to have
EMPulse (Burlington, Vermont) on 2013-10-07 08:46:55.
A great video that seamlessly combines movies from a variety of sources shot from a variety of viewpoints documenting this historic last run of ATSF 3759 over Cajon Pass. It also provides an historic window on 1950's Los Angeles and points east over Cajon Pass. If you are as big a fan of Santa Fe steam as I am, then this video is certainly recommended.