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Ultimate Tehachapi 2 Disc DVD 4.7 of 5 (9)

Ultimate Tehachapi 2 Disc DVD Pentrex TUT-DVD 748268004834
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8 Hours on 2 Discs!
From searing desert heat to snow-capped mountains, with its curves, tunnels, nonstop parade of trains, and famed Loop, Tehachapi offers mainline railroading excitement like no other place in the world. Now Pentrex brings you the most expansive tour of Tehachapi ever produced, with a full 8 hours of incredible action recorded on two discs. All new footage shot through the changing seasons over a three-year period brings you the beauty and challenges of railroading over this mountain pass, including snowstorms on Tehachapi. Over 300 BNSF, Union Pacific, and other trains are shown as they climb steep grades, brake downgrade, spiral around horseshoe curves and the famous Loop, and snake through the tunnels. These trains are powered by a huge assortment of owned and leased motive power ranging from older GP30s and SD40-2s to the latest SD70ACEs and GEVOs, and the variety of traffic, including special movements such as the Red and Blue Unit circus trains, is astonishing. Part 1 of this monumental epic takes you south from Kern Junction in Bakersfield to Mojave Junction. Part 2 makes the return trip from Mojave to Kern Junction, giving you ample opportunity to stop at all the sidings, witness the trains from great photo angles, and get in-depth coverage of all the famous locations on this world renowned railroading landmark. This is the Ultimate Tehachapi!

DVD Special Feature:

  • Bonus Map Fold-out map provides additional information and timetable.

  • Chapter Menus provides instant access to program segments.

8 Hours on 2 Discs
In Color with Stereo Sound 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: 1-56342-200-X
UPC: 7-48268-00483-4

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DVD Item#:TUT-DVD
Runtime:8 Hours, 00 Mins
Producer:Pentrex
Aspect Ratio:Full Screen
DVD UPC:748268004834
Shrink Wrapped?:Yes
Disc Type:DVD
Region Code:0 Worldwide NTSC

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  •  5 of 5


While slow-moving freights are not my favorite aspect of railroading, I do like diesels, and since I live in NYC, I don't usually get to these kinds of locales often. So that's why I bought this video when Pentrex first made it available.
The videography is excellent. Most of it is filmed under a clear blue sky. As the previous reveiwers stated, there is much variety in this video.
However, I feel this video could have been cut down a bit. I didn't think it was necessary to see every car of a 75 car double stack (or whatever). I wish each train was cut just a few cars after the diesel. But no matter; it's a good look at what takes place daily at Tehachapi. It's really for the ultimate freight fan only. If you like passenger trains, this video isn't for you.



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  •  5 of 5


8 hours of video... that's a lot of trains passing by. Besides the range of diesel power and the variety of types of cars, there are fast trains, slow trains, trains in towns, trains in the country. With so much footage time, the producers had the opportunity to let lengthy trains go by as information was provided. It took me a couple of sittings to get through this one but what I liked most about this video was the sense of awe I felt after watching thousands of tons of goods and materials being tranported for all of us to have a better life. It is an incredible achievement to move so much, so efficiently, so safely. You got to figure its worth 3 or 4 sittings of new sights. Pentrex did a great job with this one.


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  •  5 of 5


This two disk set, has 4 hours on each disk. Disk one goes from Bakersfield to Mojave through all four seasons. Disk two is from Mojave back to Bakersfield. There are a lot of trains on these two disks. The speed limit in the mountains is slow, so you will see a lot of detail.

Additional remarks by wem3:
Narration: Could have used more.
Would kids enjoy this? Maybe.
Image quality: Excellent!
DVD Value: Excellent Value!
Recommend to others? A "Must Have"!

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  •  5 of 5


This is another fine DVD collection from Pentrex. This is one of the better videos I've seen on Tehachapi and I strongly recommend the video.

Additional remarks by Texas Hi-Railer:
Narration CAN be turned off in special features.
Would kids enjoy this? Yes.
Image quality: Excellent!
DVD Value: Excellent Value!
Recommend to others? Definitely.

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  •  5 of 5


Very good DVD. A lot of trains. Good scenery.

Additional remarks by webone1040:
Narration: Could have used more.
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 seeing the BNSF locomotives in different paint jobs, including the ATSF war bonnet and the use of locomotives from NS and CSX. The UP trains were great, including an SP locomotive.

Additional remarks by EB3:
Narration: Could have used more.
Would kids enjoy this? Maybe.
Image quality: Excellent!
DVD Value: Good Value
Recommend to others? Definitely.

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  •  4 of 5


I really enjoyed this DVD. It is modern western mainline railroading,8 hours strong. Most of the locomotives are Hi Horsepower six axle units, not too many SD 40-2's or four axle units. A lot of Inter-modals, manifests and some grain trains. The geography is varied and so is the weather.

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

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  •  4 of 5


A very interesting movie on Tehachapi. Lots of movements of lots of different power from various Railroads. The territory is well covered east to west and back which gives the viewer an interesting propective of the region. Shot from many different angles makes the movie even more interesting. Roughly 70 miles (110 km) covered which means that the territory is well documented.
The only major fault I found was the total length. 8 hours is almost to long for any movie. I found that when showing the movie to others, interest was fading after
3 1/2 to 4 hours. Still I recomend this movie to any Railfan.



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  •  5 of 5


Lots of trains passing by. Actually a bit too much. But interesting combinations of power.

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

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