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Southern Pacifics Shasta Route Circa 1950 Volume 1 DVD Train Video

Southern Pacifics Shasta Route Circa 1950 Volume 1 DVD Train Video Catenary Video Productions 13-SPS 796873022491
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"SP's SHASTA ROUTE, c.1950", Volume 1, features SP's north-south West Coast Route - from the Bay Area to Portland, Oregon -- with its steep grades requiring heavy power and multiple helpers. Special sections on SP's famous cab-forwards and mountain snow fighting are included.


Although Volume 1 is "mostly California', the Siskiyou Line to Grants Pass is covered in detail. The era's fascinating variety of equipment and facilities are shown in profusion - all set against the West's most spectacular scenery!


For those who remember the railroad scene in the late 1940's, this DVD will bring back fond memories. For younger fans, here's a chance to experience the years many consider the golden age of modem American railroading. It was steam's glorious finale -- and the beginning of the revolutionary transition to diesel power. Drawing on talents of some of the west's finest cinematographers, Catenary Video has assembled an unparalleled record in beautiful color, transferred by the finest digital process, and augmented by authentic sound and historically accurate narration. Truly a dazzling show, guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seat!

62 Minutes, mostly color, full sound track.

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DVD Item#:13-SPS
Runtime:1 Hour, 02 Mins
Producer:Catenary Video Productions
Aspect Ratio:Full Screen
DVD UPC:796873022491
Shrink Wrapped?:Yes
Disc Type:DVD
Region Code:0 Worldwide NTSC

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People who found this review helpful: 1

Of course to review a DVD will depend upon your own personal favorites, but overall I personally found the most interesting portion of the DVD was the footage of the Cab-Aheads. Other parts, while interesting, wasn't quite as riveting as that of the articulated locomotives. Strongly recommended if you like Cab-Forwards.

Additional remarks by Neil Burnell:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? I doubt it.
Image quality: A little rough around the edges.
DVD Value:: Fair.
Recommend to others? Definitely.

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