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Those Incredible Alcos Box Set Vols 1, 2, and 3 3-Disc Set Train Video

Those Incredible Alcos Box Set Vols 1, 2, and 3 3-Disc Set Train Video Pentrex ALCO-SET
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This set consists of Pentrex's Those Incredible Alcos Series Volume 1, 2 & 3

Those Incredible Alcos Vol 1 - Pentrex

Diesel Dinosaur Delights - The Early Years

To an Alcophile, there's nothing sweeter than the wheezing, whistling, barking sound produced by a smoke-belching, burbling Alco diesel. Simply sighting them is cause for elation among the throngs of enthusiasts who seek them out. In this three-volume series we set out to document an example of every Alco model remaining in operation, a journey which takes us throughout North America.

Volume 1 covers the early years of the Alco diesel. Locomotive models are presented in chronological order by their first production dates. Switcher models that are powered with the Model 539 prime mover such as the HH660, S-1, S-2, S-3, and S-4 are shown in operation, along with RS-1 and RSD-1 roadswitchers. You'll follow Alco's progress with the introduction of the Model 244 engine in both freight and passenger diesels. Mode RS-2, RSC-2, RS-3, and RSD-5 units are viewed working for various shortlines, museums, and industrial users. Exhilarating scenes show the last two operating Alco PAs pulling passenger trains in Mexico. Volume 1 concludes just before the release of the Model 251 engine. Join us in this quest for "diesel dinosaurs" as we seek out Those Incredible Alcos!

DVD Special Feature:

* Chapter Menu provides instant access to program segments.

1 Hour 57 Minutes
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: 1-56342-148-8
UPC: 7-48268-00431-5

Those Incredible Alcos Vol 2 - Pentrex

Notch-Nosed Wonders - Early 251 Production

To an Alcophile, there's nothing sweeter than the wheezing, barking sounds produced by a smoke-belching Alco diesel. In this three-volume series, Pentrex sets out to document an example of every Alco model remaining in operation, exploring the qualities that make these remarkable locomotives so attractive to their fans.

Volume 2 covers the early 251-powered Alcos. Searching North America for surviving examples of models introduced between 1955 and 1962, these "notch-nosed wonders" are chronicled from their beginnings to the introduction of the Century line. Alco models S-6, RS-11, RSD-12, RSD-15, T-6, RS-27, RS-32, and RS-36 diesels are viewed in operation, as well as Montreal Locomotive Works RS-18, RSC-14, FPA-4, S-13, and RS-23 units.

Join us for thrilling action as burbling diesels spew clouds of black smoke and produce that tantalizing Alco sound. You'll ride in four different locomotive cabs including our favorite, the rare RS-27. Informative production statistics and spotting features are shown for each model. "Mr. Alco" George Hockaday shares his experience and clears up some often misunderstood facts about Alco and its diesels. Those Incredible Alcos put on an amazing show!

DVD Special Feature:

* Chapter Menu provides instant access to program segments.

1 Hour 56 Minutes
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

Those Incredible Alcos Vol 3 - Pentrex

Sleek Century Behemoths - Late 251 Production & Beyond

In the third of Pentrex's three-volume series about the incredible Alco diesel, the Century models show their muscle. These 251-powered locomotives were the last group produced by Alco before operations ceased in 1969. Montreal Locomotive Works continued to build these Alco-designed diesels until selling to Bombardier, which carried the torch until 1988. The progression of models built by these three companies is followed in chronological order to bring our series to a close.

The search for sleek Century behemoths took us throughout North America. Surviving Alco C415, C420, C424, C425, C430, C628, C630, and C636 locomotives are viewed on main lines, shortlines, and industrial operations. MLW's RS37, C630M, M630, M636, M420, M420B, M420R, M420TR, and M420TR2 diesels lug, chug, and put on fantastic shows in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. Bombardier LRC, M424, and HR616 units bring the series to an end.

Our show concludes with a narrow-gauge DL535E diesel working in California's Imperial Valley. Isolation makes it a rare catch for all but the most hardy Alcophile. You'll see the unit hauling cars of raw material across 27 miles of desert. The newest 251-powered diesel in the U.S. is a fitting end to our celebration of the enduring Alco diesel

DVD Special Feature:

* Chapter Menu provides instant access to program segments.

1 Hour 57 Minutes
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:1-56342-150-X
UPC: 7-48268-00433


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DVD Item#:ALCO-SET
Runtime:5 Hours, 40 Mins
Producer:Pentrex
Aspect Ratio:Full Screen
Shrink Wrapped?:Yes
Disc Type:DVD
Region Code:0 Worldwide NTSC

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  •  4 of 5


What a great set! Everything you ever wanted to know about Alcos! Lots of information about the history of the company, the history of each unit, the companies that own them and the location each unit is filmed at. I really recommend this set for any enthusiast who enjoys the sight and sounds of those old Alcos. A perfect mix of narration and wonderful footage! I rate this video very highly indeed, one of the best I've seen so far.

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

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  •  3 of 5


Would like to have more specs about the locomotives, (hp, weight, axles) grade percents, etc.

Liked Tennessee RR's. Don't see much of this.


Additional remarks by john:
Narration: Could have used more.
Would kids enjoy this? Maybe.
Image quality: Good.
DVD Value:: Fair.
Recommend to others? Yes.

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  •  5 of 5


I ordered this video set because I wanted to know more about Alcos, and boy, does this fit the bill! A VERY thorough and in depth coverage of all the Alco models through the years. Great quality (as one expects from Pentrex, there is lots of narration, and I really liked it: it was just what I wanted. If you want lots of no narration run-bys, or pretty scenery, don't buy this one. If you are on a learning curve, you won't be disappointed!

Additional remarks by Ronnie:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? I doubt it.
Image quality: Excellent!
DVD Value: Excellent Value!
Recommend to others? Not unless they REALLY were interested in the subject matter.

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  •  5 of 5


Usual Pentrex picture and narrative great quality. It was great to see those old Alcos belching smoke and chugging. A MUST have for "Alcoholics". While I'm an EMD fan, I still enjoyed these DVD's...especially at such a bargain price!!

Additional remarks by run8anderson:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? I doubt it.
Image quality: Excellent!
DVD Value: Excellent Value!
Recommend to others? A "Must Have"!

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  •  5 of 5


Here is a collection that should be nominated "the Best Record of Trains". Absolutely the finest videos made of any type of trains by a manufacturer. Alcos were the most interesting engines of their day, and here Pentrex has done an excellent job at researching the engines, finding them and documenting them for us to see. From all parts of North America we see these machines of power still at work in various capacities. The program includes all the information we need to learn about these engines that are a part of history.

Well done Pentrex. An excellent presentation that all video lovers of trains will treasure for years to come. 5 stars, no questions asked.


Additional remarks by rrvideoman:
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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  •  5 of 5


Those Incredible ALCO's are among Pentrex finest production. Shot in the late 1990's, these three videos chronicle diesel locomotive production by the American Locomotive Company. If you like watching (and listening) to smoke-belching, burbling diesel locomotives, then this is for you. I have owned this series for well over a decade and are still entertained by it today.

Additional remarks by Harvey Henkelmann:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? I doubt it.
Image quality: Excellent!
DVD Value: Good Value
Recommend to others? A "Must Have"!

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  •  4 of 5


For an ALCO-fan this DVD-package is very good, thanks.

Additional remarks by fritz1435:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? Maybe.
Image quality: Good.
DVD Value:: Fair.
Recommend to others? Definitely.

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