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Santa Fes Mojave Mainline DVD Train Video

Santa Fes Mojave Mainline DVD Train Video Pentrex MOJAVE-DVD 748268004933
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In 1992, Santa Fe was sending train after train across California"s Mojave Desert, making the Needles Subdivision one of the busiest lines in the nation. Running between Needles and Barstow, this rugged stretch was an essential link in the railroad"s cross-country mainline. It also traversed some of the most barren desert scenery where stark vistas framed by eroded mountains created dramatic settings for high-powered trains. Severe weather conditions put men and equipment to the test on the Mojave main.

Pentrex takes you back to 1992 to witness the struggle as Santa Fe sends its trains over this remote dessert crossing. From Needles, we head west passing Java, Homer, Goffs, Essex, Cadiz, Amboy, Bagdad, Siberia, Ash Hill, Ludlow, and Daggett to reach Barstow. The long grades of the area"s hills force the engines to work hard. Overlooking Ash Hill, we stop at a vantage point to watch heavy loads straining over the grade. The variety of motive power spotted along our journey is fascinating and includes SD45-2s, SDF40-2, SD45s, GP60, GP40X, SD40-2s, FP45s, GP60Ms, GE B40-8s and B40-8Ws. As the newer locomotives flash past our camera on the flatlands, red and silver Warbonnet paint appears to leave brilliant streaks of color in the air. Pure sets of power in classic yellow-and-blue paint stand out handsomely against the rough countryside. Our tour includes video graphics to help identify the different photo locations throughout this presentation. It"s a view of Santa Fe railroading at its finest!

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DVD Item#:MOJAVE-DVD
Runtime:1 Hour, 15 Mins
Producer:Pentrex
Aspect Ratio:Full Screen
DVD UPC:748268004933
Shrink Wrapped?:Yes
Disc Type:DVD
Region Code:0 Worldwide NTSC

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  •  5 of 5


I really enjoyed this one: Hot Santa Fe trains with good looking power running through beautiful and interesting scenery, all made that much better with superb camera work, image quality and audio. The narrator at first admonishes us that contrary to some people's notions, the desert is not a boring place to railfan, and at the program's conclusion they hope they gave the viewer a new found appreciation of desert railroading. This they did. The great camera work makes full use of the terrain and lighting, and IMO, some of the most beautiful scenes were shot in late evening twilight. As this video came out sometime in 1992, the ( then ) new red/silver "warbonnet" paint scheme are reasonably plentiful, but do not dominate as they would a few years later just before the BN merger. Narration is informative/interseting and I was happy to find it didn't drown out the natural train sounds during the runbys. Definitely reccommended.

Additional remarks by MP_37:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? I doubt it.
Image quality: Excellent!
DVD Value: Excellent Value!
Recommend to others? Definitely.

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  •  5 of 5


Excellent DVD good camera work and informative narration keeps the show interesting. Its hard to believe all these great Railroads like the Santa Fe are now gone it only seems like yesterday I could see SP red and gray, Santa Fe blue & yellow and those awesome red and silver war bonnets taring up the main lines across Southern California's passes. If your a fan of the Santa Fe or just like good main line action get a copy.

Additional remarks by Mysp7377:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? Maybe.
Image quality: Excellent!
DVD Value: Excellent Value!
Recommend to others? Definitely.

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  •  5 of 5


I purchased this DVD on sale, however knowing what I know now I would have purchased it anyway. It's nice to see the old Santa Fe colors represented alongside some cultural background of sidings and old buildings on the track side. Overall I recommend this to any fans of the Cajon railroad region.

Additional remarks by cl6066:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? Maybe.
Image quality: Good.
DVD Value: Excellent Value!
Recommend to others? A "Must Have"!

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