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Steam Across America Combo DVD Train Video

Steam Across America Combo DVD Train Video Pentrex SAA-DVD 748268004681
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Volume I - The East
Volume II - The West

Pentrex takes you back to the late 1950s and early 1960s for a close-up look at the waning years of steam locomotives in operation on America"s railroads. The exceptional color footage used for this presentation was captured on 16mm film by noted rail photographer Bruce Ward. Originally released as two separate programs - one focusing on steam railroading in the eastern United States and the other featuring the last of the great steam locomotives serving the western roads - both shows have now been combined on one DVD, bringing you a complete picture of American steam railroading at the end of an era. In this remarkable program, you will be treated to rare images of:

Volume I - The East:

  • Norfolk & Western: class J"s in passenger service; class Ks, As, and Ys in freight service.
  • Baltimore & Ohio: class S-1 2-10-2s switching and in mainline duty; class T-3s on the mainline; and class EM-1 2-8-8-4 Yellowstones hauling coal.
  • Pennsylvania Railroad: a wide variety of locomotives in action at the Columbus yards and roundhouse; class J-1s doubleheading a coal drag.
  • Nickel Plate Road: Berkshires and Hudsons hard at work on the NKP.
  • Burlington: 4-8-4 Northern 5632 on an Illini Railroad Club excursion.
  • Duluth, Missabe & Iron Range: a class M-4 Yellowstone in excursion service.
Volume II - The West:
  • Union Pacific: Challengers in helper service over the Wasatch Mountains; Big Boys on Sherman Hill; Consolidations and 0-6-0s as switchers; and 800-series Northerns in passenger and freight service.
  • Southern Pacific: Pacifics in commuter service; 0-6-0s at the Oakland Mole; and GS-4s in freight and passenger service in the San Joaquin Valley.
  • Colorado & Southern: 2-10-2s and 2-8-2s in road and helper service.
  • Great Western Railway: number 51 in the yards at Loveland, Colorado; 2-10-0 Decapod 90 on freight drags; and 0-4-0s at the GW sugar mill in Loveland.
DVD Special Feature:
  • Chapter Menu provides instant access to program segments.

1 Hour 10 Minutes
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
ISBN: 1-56342-185-2
UPC: 7-48268-00468-1

TVD Price:$ 14.95
List Price:$ 29.95
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Runtime:1 Hour, 10 Mins
Aspect Ratio:Full Screen
DVD UPC:748268004681
Shrink Wrapped?:Yes
Disc Type:DVD
Region Code:0 Worldwide NTSC

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  •  5 of 5

Another great video!!! Always pleased!!! We really enjoy the great products you all have to offer!!

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

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(Revere MA US) on .

  •  4 of 5

When both of these tapes were released in 1993, this was one of the glory years during the final days of regular steam operations. Some future famous survivors are included as well.

Additional remarks by Steamboy:
Narration: Just enough.
Narration CAN be turned off in special features.
Would kids enjoy this? Yes.
Image quality: A little rough around the edges.
DVD Value: Seemed a little high, but not too bad.
Recommend to others? Definitely.

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  •  5 of 5

Additional remarks by heinz221254:
Narration: Could have used more.
Would kids enjoy this? Yes.
Image quality: Good.
DVD Value:: Fair.
Recommend to others? A "Must Have"!

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