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Tehachapi Remembered by Harvey S. Laner DVD

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Tehachapi Remembered by Harvey S. Laner DVD Charles Smiley Presents D-151
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Harvey Laner recorded exciting railroad action through California's Tehachapi Mountains. This program brings together his best work capturing dramatic sights and sounds of the pre-merger period from 1988 to 1996. It was a time when SP scarlet and gray and Santa Fe war bonnets still dominated the Mountain. Harvey narrates the program and describes his transition from 8mm film movies to a progression of video cameras used to capture audio and visual images. Charles Smiley produced this video at the CSP Studio.

Featuring Diesels from:

* SANTA FE
* SOUTHERN PACIFIC/COTTON BELT
* FOREIGN POWER
* LOTS OF BIG EMDs and GEs

Many trains also have multiple manned helpers and cabooses. Learn the story of Union Pacific's constant quest for bigger diesels and more power! DD-40X, DD-35's, and E-Units make the scene! See "Centennials" and "E's" when they were working in real freight and passenger service. These are views of two monumental landmarks at many locations!

Epic railroading Visions, you no longer see today!

1 hour and 31 minutes plus an additional 10 minutes of previews of other titles were added to this DVD






















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Tehachapi Remembered by Harvey S. Laner DVD
DVD Item#:D-151
Runtime:1 Hour, 31 Mins
Producer:Charles Smiley Presents
Aspect Ratio:Full Screen
Shrink Wrapped?:Yes
Disc Type:DVD
Region Code:0 Worldwide NTSC

Tehachapi Remembered by Harvey S. Laner DVD
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  •  5 of 5


All I can say is - Wow! I am very pleased with this release, and feel that it ranks at the top for vintage Tehachapi footage. Charles Smiley Productions has released a number of great dvd's over the years, but this is easily my favorite. The dvd is filmed and narrated by Harvey Laner, who does an excellent job at both, and shows the progression of his camera equipment used to film, along with his videography-skills. The quality and clarity of the footage is superb. Laner had a understandable fascination with the SP Oil Cans, and spends a good amount of time filming the train in many different locations. Laner used great angles to film in many different weather conditions, and often utilized difficult-to-access locations. A great variety of diesel-power is shown. If you are a fan of "pre-merger" Tehachapi, I guarantee you will not be disappointed with this release.

Additional remarks by Curt Cruthirds:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? Maybe.
Image quality: Excellent!
DVD Value: Excellent Value!
Recommend to others? A "Must Have"!

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