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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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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Railbus5 (Pittston ME US) on 2016-10-31 16:47:49.
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.
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"!