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Spreader Snow Plow New Mega Machines of the Sierra Part 1 DVD Train Video

Spreader Snow Plow New Mega Machines of the Sierra Part 1 DVD Train Video BA Productions BA-SSP1DVD 721762308783
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12 hours a day, 6+ days a week for 3 months, Union Pacific and a team of skilled contractors made history by rebuilding two Jordan Spreaders, the SPMW 4031 and 4032.


Today, Spreader Snow Plows are the workhorse and backbone for keeping the rails clear of snow and ice during Winter months for the new high-priority double stack trains crossing Donner Pass.

Since originally built in the 1960's, the Jordan Spreaders have basically been unchanged. In September 2009, the team undertook the monumental task of completely rebuilding the MEGA machines - before Winter sets in.

Like a reality tv show, witness the drama and difficulties incurred along the way. The 4031 and 4032 were completed and deployed on the first day of the "storm of the decade" in 2010. In the end, the dedicated crew may have prevailed, but would it plow snow?



From scrap metal to a hand-crafted snow clearing masterpiece, along with with the many trials and tribulations, BA Productions is polishing off final edits for this reality-type documentary.


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  •  4.6 of 5 (16)


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DVD Item#:BA-SSP1DVD
Blu-ray Item#:BA-SSP1BD
Runtime:1 Hour, 20 Mins
Producer:BA Productions
Aspect Ratio:Wide Screen
DVD UPC:721762308783
BLU-RAY UPC:721762308783
Shrink Wrapped?:NO!
Disc Type:DVD or BLU-RAY
Region Code:0 Worldwide NTSC

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  • This producer chooses not to shrinkwrap most of their products. All the products we sell are brand new direct from the producer. We never sell used or second-hand products.

(Manteca Calif.) on .

People who found this review helpful: 3

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  •  4 of 5


This is outstanding, from inside the Roseville shop complex over the pit watching them change out the wheels to striping the old spreaders and making mega spreaders from the bare bones to the finished product!!! 5 stars again !!! Excellent stuff !!! This is awesome watching all different people in their trades come together fighting deadlines to make an awesome pair of mega spreaders !!! It is good to see this type of production!! EXCELLENT TOP NOTCH STUFF !!! :-)

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

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(Moorenweis, Upper Bavaria, Germany) on .

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  •  5 of 5




Additional remarks by Robby:
Narration: Just enough.
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Image quality: Excellent!
DVD Value: Excellent Value!
Recommend to others? A "Must Have"!

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(Wappingers Falls,NY) on .

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  •  5 of 5


Amazing to watch the progress made in such a short time.

Additional remarks by Trainman 59:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? Yes.
Image quality: Excellent!
DVD Value: Good Value
Recommend to others? Yes.

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(Pawtucket,Rhode Island) on .

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  •  5 of 5


Movie was excellent to watch. Wish the part 2 was all ready to get same asthe rotarys wish it was ready also

Additional remarks by Al:
Narration: Just enough.
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Image quality: Excellent!
DVD Value: Good Value
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(Dusseldorf, Germany) on .

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  •  3 of 5


Excellent!
Regardless if you a rail fan or working with model trains very, very interesting. I'm developing currently a Jordan Spreader in N-Gauge so this DVD is a perfect data base.
Five stars!


Additional remarks by Adrian:
Narration: Just enough.
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Image quality: Excellent!
DVD Value: Excellent Value!
Recommend to others? Definitely.

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(Balaton, MN) on .

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  •  5 of 5


Great informative video and I can't wait for vol 2 to watch it operate in snow,

Additional remarks by DAve:
Narration: Just enough.
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Image quality: Excellent!
DVD Value: Excellent Value!
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(Basking Ridge, NJ) on .

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  •  5 of 5


Awesome...can"t wait for what's in store for Vol 2.

Additional remarks by run8anderson:
Narration: Just enough.
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Image quality: Excellent!
DVD Value: Excellent Value!
Recommend to others? A "Must Have"!

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(Balaton ,MN) on .

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  •  5 of 5


Super great informative video of the complete rebuild of the jordan spreader.

Additional remarks by Dave:
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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(New Zealand) on .

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  •  5 of 5


Enjoyed all of DVD mainly because I was a ex fitter in the NZ Railways so could relate to the work performed on the snow plows. I think it would appeal to people who can appreciate and are truly interested in the workings and operation of plows etc.

Additional remarks by Rex Mayall:
Narration: Just enough.
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Image quality: Excellent!
DVD Value: Good Value
Recommend to others? Yes.

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  •  4 of 5


It was a great movie. It showed what they did to refurbish the two Spreaders and the problems that they ran into doing it. I can't wait for Part 2 to come out.

Additional remarks by Lloyd:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? Maybe.
Image quality: Excellent!
DVD Value: Good Value
Recommend to others? Definitely.

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(Cleveland,OHIO) on .

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  •  4 of 5


The problem with this video is the soundtrack. It is loud, intrusive, and at times utterly inappropriate for what's shown on the screen. Occasionally,the music drowns out the dialog! With a quieter soundtrack (or none at all), this video would deserve the highest rating.

Additional remarks by Ken:
Narration: Could have used more.
Image quality: Excellent!
DVD Value: Seemed a little high, but not too bad.

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Added 2011-07-05 13:15:45 by Will

I think the music adds to the action, no doubt! If you turn it up, you get the full effect, which is I'm sure what the producer intended. Looking forward to the Rotaries coming out in Fall!


(Manteca Calif.) on .

People who found this review helpful: 1

  •  4 of 5


This is outstanding, from inside the Roseville shop complex over the pit watching them change out the wheels to striping the old spreaders and making mega spreaders from the bare bones to the finished product!!! 5 stars again !!! Excellent stuff !!! This is awesome watching all different people in their trades come together fighting deadlines to make an awesome pair of mega spreaders !!! It is good to see this type of production!! EXCELLENT TOP NOTCH STUFF !!! :-)

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

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(Southern California) on .

  •  5 of 5


3-29-16: Yesterday I emailed BA Productions to ask when Part II would be issued. Below is their answer:

From BA Productions:

We're currently working on Rotaries part II. Not sure when Spreaders part II will be ready. There's just been so much to cover on the Rotaries, I haven't had time.


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

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(Maine) on .

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  •  5 of 5


part 2 was supposed to be released in Fall 2011 but here we are in 2014 with no part 2 :(

Additional remarks by dmacleo:
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Would kids enjoy this? Yes.
Image quality: Excellent!
DVD Value: Good Value
Recommend to others? Definitely.

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(Maine) on .

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  •  5 of 5


Loved it. I really like how they captured the humor of the people working there.

Additional remarks by dmacleo:
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Image quality: Good.
DVD Value:: Fair.
Recommend to others? A "Must Have"!

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(Basking Ridge, NJ) on .

  •  5 of 5


OUTSTANDING !!! Cannot wait for Vol 2. A MUST have.

Additional remarks by run8anderson:
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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