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Sunrise Sunset 2 A Day at Rochelle Illinois DVD 4.5 of 5 (2)

Sunrise Sunset 2 A Day at Rochelle Illinois DVD Pentrex SUN2-DVD 748268005145
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Trains rattle across the diamonds at Rochelle, Illinois, where the double tracks of the Union Pacific Railroad and the double tracks of the Burlington Northern Santa Fe tracks intersect. Pentrex cameras set up before dawn at Rochelle on this busy day in 1999 to record every passing train from sunup to sundown, over eleven hours. An unending parade of intermodal, coal, and manifest trains flow past our cameras, headed by a vast array of motive power representing most modern locomotive types. Train symbols and destinations are shown for all movements across these former Chicago & North Western and Chicago, Burlington & Quincy diamonds.

This busy spot draws railfans from around the world like a magnet. To cope with the growing numbers of eager fans, the community of Rochelle constructed a unique railroad park complete with covered pavilion. It was an instant success, but not without obstacles, as you ll hear from the crusader who fought great odds to make it a reality. Join us for a day at Rochelle where trains just keep on rolling past the pavilion. It'sa fascinating location and an amazing story that'sturned Rochelle into a railfan hot spot on the Midwestern prairie!

DVD Special Feature:

* Chapter Menus provides instant access to program segments.

1 Hour
In Color with Stereo Sound and Narration
Full-screen (4x3) Format
No region code; can be played in NTSC DVD players worldwide
Packaged in Sturdy Vinyl Clamshell Case
ISBN: 1-56342-231-X
UPC: 7-48268-00514-5
Produced by Pentrex 1999.
Released on DVD by Pentrex 2008

TVD Price:$ 24.95
List Price:$ 29.95
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Runtime:1 Hour, 00 Mins
Aspect Ratio:Full Screen
DVD UPC:748268005145
Shrink Wrapped?:Yes
Disc Type:DVD
Region Code:0 Worldwide NTSC

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  •  5 of 5

I have just watched, all three Rochelle, Illinois Programs I have, and this Pentrex program is the best , as compared to the Greg Scholl and Highball Productions. In this program, shot in October, 1998, you see nearly brand new UP SD90Mac's on the point of many trains. Also SD60M's along with GE Widecabs are seen along with Southern Pacific and Chicago & Northwestern Units in original paint and road numbers. The real gem, is a Southern Pacific SDP45, still in Espee Paint. On the BNSF, many Cascade Green EMD's are seen, along with GE Widecabs. The real gem here, is an excellent action shot of an ex. Santa Fe B23-7 on the point of a local freight. Many Warbonnets are seen as well. A total of 38 trains are seen. A fun show to watch, just before the UP was inundated by 1000 SD70M's and the BNSF recevied many more GE Widecabs. A great time period for these two Railroads. Do wish this program would have been longer than one hour, otherwise, great.

Additional remarks by Charley Mann:
Narration: A little bit too much.
Would kids enjoy this? Maybe.
Image quality: Excellent!
DVD Value: Excellent Value!
Recommend to others? A "Must Have"!

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  •  4 of 5

I enjoyed the variety of camera angles used in this DVD, as well as the historical background account given by one of the founders of the park. Very enjoyable indeed.

Additional remarks by Hueycrewman:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? I doubt it.
Image quality: Good.
DVD Value: Good Value
Recommend to others? Yes.

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