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Those Incredible Alcos Vol 1 DVD Train Video

Those Incredible Alcos Vol 1 DVD Train Video Pentrex ALCO1-DVD 748268004315
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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!

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  • 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


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DVD Item#:ALCO1-DVD
Runtime:1 Hour, 57 Mins
Producer:Pentrex
Aspect Ratio:Full Screen
DVD UPC:748268004315
Shrink Wrapped?:Yes
Disc Type:DVD
Region Code:0 Worldwide NTSC

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  •  4 of 5


I thought that it was a very good film. It explained the history of Alco locomotives quite nicely. It was very informative. They went to great lengths to try and document all Alcos still operating today long after Alco closed. It was a clean and crisp film. I would recommend this to anyone who likes trains and especially locomotives.

Additional remarks by Railbus5:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? Maybe.
Image quality: Good.
DVD Value:: Fair.
Recommend to others? Yes.

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  •  5 of 5


Great video! These old Alcos are the next thing to a steam locomotive. I had this series on VHS and wore them out. It's nice to have them on DVD.

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

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  •  5 of 5


This dvd is part one of three of the best Alco documentary I have seen. I got the complete set and I have been completely satisfied with this.

Additional remarks by Rail4Pete:
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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  •  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.

Vol. # 1 covers the the Early Years. See the 'S' models, the 'RS' models, and 'RSD's' in working action. And add in a few PA's for extra excitement.

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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  •  4 of 5


AS with most Pentex videos , this one is fantastic.. Of course being an Also nut mikes it even better...

Additional remarks by hal:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? I doubt it.
Image quality: Excellent!
DVD Value: Excellent Value!
Recommend to others? Definitely.

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  •  4 of 5


As always with ALL Pentrex DVD's, GREAT!!!

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

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