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Alaska Railroad DVD Train Video

Alaska Railroad DVD Train Video Pentrex ALASKA-DVD 748268004797
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Join Pentrex for a fast-paced ride back to the Last Frontier with the excitement of classic diesels, a wide array of passenger and freight trains, and fantastic scenery as you explore the Alaska Railroad of 1984!

Climb into the cab of an F7-A for the trip from Anchorage to Fairbanks. Then drive your automobile onto the Whittier Shuttle to experience an auto/train ride like no other. Enjoy special passenger trains such as the State Fair Special, a cruise ship train, and passenger service to Denali Park. Freight action is also featured, including the gravel trains that work furiously during the summer months and railcars being unloaded from barges traveling up from the "lower 48." F-units were still in action on the Alaska Railroad of 1984. You"ll see them as well as hard working GP40s, GP7s, and GP35s in their dramatic ARR paint schemes. Here"s your chance to relive an important time in the life of a unique rail operation on the Alaska Railroad!

DVD Special Feature:

  • Chapter Menu provides instant access to program segments.

1 Hour 30 Minutes
In Color with Hi-Fi Audio 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: 1-56342-196-8
UPC: 7-48268-00479-7

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List Price:$ 29.95
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  •  4.7 of 5 (3)




  

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DVD Item#:ALASKA-DVD
Runtime:1 Hour, 30 Mins
Producer:Pentrex
Aspect Ratio:Full Screen
DVD UPC:748268004797
Shrink Wrapped?:Yes
Disc Type:DVD
Region Code:0 Worldwide NTSC

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  •  5 of 5


Basically, a typical Pentrex. Narration is over all good. The scenery in the video is nice. Being the 1st Alaskan video of 4 by Pentrex, there some historical value that is very interesting. Rail fans will love the older power. Tourist fans will love the scenic views. For the video collectors who have the other 3 videos on Alaska, this one really adds to it all.
It is worth the purchase for sure.


Additional remarks by rrvideoman:
Narration: Could have used more.
Would kids enjoy this? I doubt it.
Image quality: Good.
DVD Value: Good Value
Recommend to others? Yes.

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  •  4 of 5


The Alaska Railroad may have been the second program ever produced by Pentrex and possibly the first with narration.(The first was By Daylight to the Fair, which had no narration until 2004. See 20th Anniversary Daylight Combo for further information.) Unlike other Pentrex programs that have much narration, this one is insufficient in that area. Although the entire railroad is documented, I was puzzled about many things in the program. Locations such as Wasilla, Denali National Park, and Nenana are not referred to by the narrator. In one certain city, there was no hint as to the name of the town. I finally caught sight of it on the station building; the city was Wasilla. The State Fair Special is shown too briefly. The origin and destination of the gravel trains are not identified. Locomotive models are not explained. On the Seward line, a couple of tunnels are unidentified; only the footage is shown. No narration concerning their construction or length is given. Also, no narration was featured during the tour of the shop complex. Aside from these comments, the video was very enjoyable. Freight trains are shown at the end of the program. Included are cab rides from Anchorage to Fairbanks and from Seward to Portage. Even a ride in a truck on the Whittier Shuttle is documented. Also, a cruise ship train from Whittier to Anchorage is covered. However, much information is conveyed through . To be honest, I would have enjoyed this production even more if Pentrex would redo the , much like Greg Scholl Video Productions has done with their earlier programs. I would recommend it to those who like any rail video, but for those who enjoy more narration and action, I would advise trying another series on Alaska.

Additional remarks by VideoRailsFan:
Narration: Could have used more.
Would kids enjoy this? I doubt it.
Image quality: Good.
DVD Value: Good Value
Recommend to others? Not unless they REALLY were interested in the subject matter.

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  •  5 of 5


I rode the Portage to Whittier and the Anchorage to Fairbanks routes in 1974 and this video depicts them as I remember them. I would have enjoyed more footage approaching Fairbanks. If you enjoy cab rides and are interested in Alaska, this video is worth watching.

Additional remarks by trainerman48:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? Maybe.
Image quality: Good.
DVD Value: Good Value
Recommend to others? Yes.

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