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Through the Oregon Cascades Part 1 - The Long Grade DVD Train Video

Through the Oregon Cascades Part 1 - The Long Grade DVD Train Video 7idea Productions 040034D
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Through the Oregon Cascades Part 1

The Cascade Mountains of western Oregon are thick with tall timber growing along steep slopes broken by waterfalls and streams. This is the setting for a mountain railroad that climbs from deep within the Willamette Valley to nearly 5,000 feet above sea level at Cascade Summit.

Part 1: The Long Grade, begins at Eugene Yard and heads railroad south into the foothills of the Cascades. A forty mile 1.8% grade between Oakridge and Cascade Summit puts UP's newest locomotives to the test and keeps train crews on their toes. The line wraps around horse shoe curves, crosses trestles, and disappears through numerous rock sheds and tunnels before reaching the top of the pass.

In this highly anticipated follow up to Union Pacific's Cascade Sub, we hike deeper into the most remote parts of the line and visit ground zero of the Frazier Slide which closed the railroad for three months in 2008. This is one of the most rugged portions of the I-5 Corridor which links the Pacific Northwest with California!

Shot in beautiful hi-definition between 2008 and 2015 in all seasons, this is the ultimate journey through the Oregon Cascades!



2 Hours 35 Minutes
WIDESCREEN DVD No Region Code
This program may be viewed with or without narration.
Also available on 1080 Hi-Definition Blu-ray.


DVD Item Code: 040034D
Blu-ray Item Code: 040034B

Frame grabs:



UP 2565 South leads a stack train up grade at Wicopee after a summer rain storm.

UP 2565 South leads a stack train up grade at Wicopee after a summer rain storm.



An unfinished rock shed frames UP 7527 as it pokes out of Tunnel 7 near Cruzatte.

An unfinished rock shed frames UP 7527 as it pokes out of Tunnel 7 near Cruzatte.



UP 7941 blasts out of Tunnel 24 near Lookout.

UP 7941 blasts out of Tunnel 24 near Lookout.



Classic ESPEE searchlight signals frame Amtrak 11 at Wicopee.

Classic ESPEE searchlight signals frame Amtrak 11 at Wicopee.



A ninety-nine car oil train climbs the slippery rails toward Tunnel 5 at Cruzatte.

A ninety-nine car oil train climbs the slippery rails toward Tunnel 5 at Cruzatte.



The railroad clings to a narrow bench on the steep hillside as it approaches the shed at Tunnel 11.

The railroad clings to a narrow bench on the steep hillside as it approaches the shed at Tunnel 11.



P 5391 North passes the massive Frazier Slide that closed the Cascade Line in 2008.

UP 5391 North passes the massive Frazier Slide that closed the Cascade Line in 2008.



 



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DVD Item#:040034D
Blu-ray Item#:040034B
Runtime:2 Hours, 35 Mins
Producer:7idea Productions
Aspect Ratio:Wide Screen
Shrink Wrapped?:Yes
Disc Type:DVD or BLU-RAY
Region Code:0 Worldwide NTSC

(Southern Calfornia) on .

People who found this review helpful: 2

  •  5 of 5


The usual high grade product of 7Idea Productions with Aaron's artist's eye and poet's soul firmly intact. However, IMO, this is NOT a supplement to their non Blue Ray DVD over the same route, as advertised, but a replacement for that one. (I watched one and then the other.) While each has something the other doesn't. overall, they are very similar. Most shots are of the same locations, though the camera angle might be slightly different, and of course the scenery is vastly superior in the Blue Ray vs the DVD, as can be expected. And, Aaron did indeed hike to locations in the Blue Ray that he didn't in the DVD. Still, a very enjoyable disc and I will be looking forward to buying Part 2.

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

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  •  5 of 5


Can't go wrong with 7idea stuff,they are nailing it. Beautiful shots good narration

Additional remarks by Dmacleo:
Narration: Just enough.
Narration CAN be turned off in special features.
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


Awesome DVD...I know Aaron has done several DVD's on this area I have them all and there all the most excellent DVD's going, this one is no exception......fantastic photography, locations, maps, graphics and narration all come together to make for a great DVD. If you can't get enough heavy UP & BNSF main line action grab a copy of this DVD.......A "Must Have"

Additional remarks by mySP7377:
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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  •  5 of 5


Another excellent 7idea production, Beautiful scenery and great camera angles, The highlight for me, would be a crude oil train with a 2+4+2 locomotive set up, with a UP SD90mac at the head end, in the snow, entering a tunnel. This particular train is shown three times, along with hordes of GE wide cabs. Very enjoyable program to watch.

Additional remarks by Charley Mann:
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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  •  5 of 5


Totally agree with Rail Buff. Another awesome 5 star from 7idea. I own all of his productions & have never been disappointed!

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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