The third volume on our popular Sunrise/Sunset series takes you to the busy triple-track mainline at Cincinnati, Ohio, where 12 routes radiating in and out of town are squeezed through a funnel called Winton Place. Here CSX, Norfolk Southern, Indiana & Ohio, and Amtrak trains compete for signals and switches, three-way meets are a regular occurrence, and directional running puts trains on competitors' rails to ease the congestion!
Pentrex set up in the pre-dawn hours of June 28, 2000 to capture 15 hours worth of action from sunrise to sunset. Among the many interesting moves that came our way were a CSX special passenger train, steel and coal trains, the Juice Train, Triple Crown trains, and a working Loram Rail Grinder. We recorded 58 trains, many with a fascinating array of motive power. CSX presented an incredible variety of diesels, with numerous units on lease, and post-merger Conrail power was in use on both CSX and NS.
Train symbols and numbers are given for all movements showing where freights originated and where they're headed. Plus, a schematic drawing and explanation of the signal system shows just how this busy junction is operated. If variety is what you want in your railroad entertainment, this show will exceed your expectations!
DVD Special Feature:
* Chapter Menus provides instant access to program segments.
1 Hour 30 Minutes 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: 1-56342-248-4 UPC: 7-48268-00531-2 Produced by Pentrex 2001. Released on DVD by Pentrex 2008
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UK Phil on 2010-01-18 15:43:39.
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4 of 5
If only freight train dvds produced here in the UK had this much information in them they would be much more interesting. The fact that all the types of power are mentioned, places of origin and destinations mentioned both in the excellent commentary and with train id's displayed as train is passing together with what route the signalling is indicating. A Great dvd.
Additional remarks by UK Phil: Narration:Just enough. Would kids enjoy this?Maybe. Image quality:Excellent! DVD Value:Good Value Recommend to others?Definitely.