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Six Motor Alcos on DVD 4.5 of 5 (2)

Six Motor Alcos on DVD Greg Scholl Video Productions SIXMOTOR
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This dvd is a must for the ALCO diesel fan. The first show captures the CP 4500's and 4700's working container trains and general freight between Montreal and Detroit. We see behind the scenes, aboard the trains, and trackside views. There is good coverage inside the cabs of these big Alcos on the CPR. There are some meets and a scene exiting the Detroit River tunnel in Windsor, among other things. This show has a lot to offer.

The other program is "Alco's in the Highlands, which takes you to Nova Scotia with spectacular east coast scenery. You will see hard working 6 motor Alcos hauling 100 car trains and are captured trackside as well is in the cab of the trains along the various portions of the Cape Britain, and Centrai Nova Scotia line. Most of the ALCOS are ex CN power.

This is a nice variety of scenes and places which was probably one of the last strongholds of ALCO power in CANADA.

Narration and live train sounds, with quality camera work and equipment.

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Runtime:1 Hour, 30 Mins
Producer:Greg Scholl Video Productions
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

  •  5 of 5

We watch trains. Some people enjoy GE's, while other's enjoy EMD's. But there nothing quite like the Alco's. Every rail fan seems to enjoy seeing an Alco. The sound alone is captivating. Canadian Pacific Railways was one of the last mainline railroads to say farewell to these magestic giants.
Rail Innovations presents this exciting program of the CPR and their Alco's. See the workings in Montreal Quebec around the yards and to the Montreal Wharf, Then on for a quick trip aross Southern Ontario with stops near Winchester, and in Smiths Falls, and Port Hope Ontario then on to Toronto, Woodstock, Thamseford and Windsor, with a stop in Detriot Michigan. Footage is both from the cab and the ground. There is plenty of open farm land, followed by bush and lakes, then after the city back to the farm land. A fine tribute to the last days of mainline Alco's.
Then it's on to Nova Scotia and Shortline action on the Cape Breton & Central Nova Scotia Railroad. The Alco's live on, working up grades through this picturest country side, pulling loads of coal and general merchandize. Watch as the trains weave around lakes and Atantic inlets, over bridges and on from Sidney N.S. to the change point with the CNR at Truro N.S. Like the 1st part, see views from the cab, and from the ground. There is no video quite like Six Motor Alcos.
Rail Innovations has done a fine job bringing us this excellent video production. Well Done.

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  •  4 of 5

This is a good video of an area of North America not necessarily thought of. The interesting feature is the part where the CPR goes through the now famous Lac-Megantic. Of course no mention is made of the fact as the video is from the late 1980s. The video footage of CB&CNS is historical and worthy of viewing. Conversion from Video does not impair the DVD version so I recommend the purchase for those interested in the area and time period.

Additional remarks by rick.schonfelder:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? I doubt it.
Image quality: Good.
DVD Value: Seemed a little high, but not too bad.
Recommend to others? Definitely.

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