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Todays Steam Across America 2-Disc Set DVD 4.3 of 5 (3)

Todays Steam Across America 2-Disc Set DVD Pentrex TSAA-DVD 748268004247
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Enjoy four hours of nonstop action from dozens of America's classic steam locomotives across the country today and in the glory days of steam. Pentrex has amassed an amazing collection of scenes that will thrill the veteran and astonish the newcomer. The mightiest steam locomotives can be seen pulling both freight and passenger trains, thundering down the rails with awesome majesty.

This 2-disc DVD set brings you Cab Forwards, Shays, Heislers, Articulateds, Mountain-types, Mikados, and other locomotive types, from the smallest to the largest, operating singly, as doubleheaders, even as steam tripleheaders! You'll witness these historic locomotives on narrow gauge lines, shortlines, and mainlines. Among the featured railroads are Union Pacific, Southern Pacific, Santa Fe, Great Northern, Frisco, Norfolk & Western, Nickel Plate, Milwaukee, Chesapeake & Ohio, and others. This grand bonanza of steam offers something for every railfan to relish!

DVD Special Features:

  • Two stereo soundtracks, one with the natural train sounds, the other with narration added. The viewer can switch the narration on or off at any time.

  • Chapter Menu provides instant access to program segments.

Four Hours
In Color with Hi-Fi 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: 1-56342-141-0
UPC: 7-48268-00424-7

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DVD Item#:TSAA-DVD
Runtime:4 Hours, 00 Mins
Producer:Pentrex
Aspect Ratio:Full Screen
DVD UPC:748268004247
Shrink Wrapped?:Yes
Disc Type:DVD
Region Code:0 Worldwide NTSC

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  •  4 of 5


This is the best steam locomotive movies I have ever seen. It had all my favorite locomotives. A lot of them are not running any more.

Additional remarks by BIGCAT:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? Maybe.
Image quality: Good.
DVD Value:: Fair.
Recommend to others? A "Must Have"!

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(Revere MA US) on .

  •  5 of 5


Originally released on VHS in 1995 and converted on DVD in 2004, this popular 2 part set chronicles the mainline and tourist line steamers in the mid to late 80's and early 90's during the company's 11 year service of steam recording action. Steamers included on Disc 1 are UP challenger 3985 and Unretired northern 844/4, Frisco 1522, Norfolk & Western 1218, Nickel Plate 765, SP 2472 & 4449, and Cotton Belt 819. Plus some special Segments on Railfair '91, Colorado's Durango & Silverton as well as 611 Through the Rathole in 1989. On Disc 2, There's Santa Fe 3751 which included the 1986 removal at San Bernandino, to the 1991 test runs. Plus January 1985 coverage of C&O 614, Vintage 1957 films of SP Cab Forward 4274 on Donner pass, Colorado & New Mexico's Cumbres & Toltec, N&W 1218 on 3 NRHS Convention trips, and Cajon pass in 1989 with 4449 & 844/4 & 3751 in 1991. Plus UP 3985 in disguise as 3967 in 1993 and months before that happened the November 1992 Santa train as Clinchfield 676. Plus Cass Scenic railroad shays, NKP 587, Southern 4501, Milwaukee Road 261, NKP 765 as C&O 2765 in October of 1993, 3751 on the Tehatchapi Loop in 1991, Atlanta & west Point 290, and Pere Marquette 1225. And the program concludes with vintage films of the mighty union pacific big boys. Now lets talk about the cover design. On the VHS version, N&W 611 appears on the front cover while on the back SP 2472 & 4449 perform a doubleheader. While on the 2004 DVD version,The front cover has Union Pacific challenger 3985, and the back shows NKP 765 disguised as C&O 2765 in 1993.

Additional remarks by Steamboy:
Narration: Just enough.
Narration CAN be turned off in special features.
Would kids enjoy this? Yes.
Image quality: Good.
DVD Value: Good Value
Recommend to others? Definitely.

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Added 2017-11-07 20:27:32 by Nikhil Murthy

Correction: Part 1 features N&W 611 on the 1993 Independence Limited from Richlands, VA to Ft. Wayne, IN with an overnight stop in Portsmouth, OH as well as the 1994 Atlanta NRHS Convention doubleheading with Frisco 1522 from Macon to Atlanta; 1218 is featured in Part 2.


(Dubuque, Iowa) on .

  •  4 of 5


At first when I watched that movie long ago, I thought it was all recorded in the 21st century with some of the excursion-pulling steam engines. But now I realized it wasn't exactly I thought because there are handfuls of footage showing steam engines in the latest 20th century. Yet it doesn't stop me from loving trains - particularly steam-powered.

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

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