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Tribute to Tennessee Pass DVD Train Video

Tribute to Tennessee Pass DVD Train Video Pentrex TRIBUTE-DVD 748268005190
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Esteemed for its scenic beauty and respected for the difficulty of its terrain, Tennessee Pass has been a magnet, drawing railfans and photographers to Colorado'smountains for years. When word spread that Union Pacific was closing the pass in 1997, interest climbed to an all-time high. Along with visitors from throughout the world, Pentrex traveled to this revered line to document its final months of operation. Our efforts were rewarded with a high volume of movements and an outstanding mix of trains.

The grit of heavy-haul railroading is an awesome sight. Coal trains slug it out on the 3 percent grade leading to the 10,000-foot summit. Colorado'shighest snow-capped mountains loom over toiling freights. Squealing flanges echo off canyon walls as trains grind through serpentine curves, and past the raging waters of the Arkansas River. Helper engines are viewed assisting trains over the mountain. Up to nine of UP'snewest AC-powered giants are needed to lug tonnage across the pass. It'sthis type of intense action and spectacular scenery that made the line so idolized. Join with us as we pay tribute to Union Pacific'sTennessee Pass Subdivision!

DVD Special Feature:

* Chapter Menus provides instant access to program segments.

1 Hour 40 Minutes
In Color with Stereo Sound and Narration
Full-screen (4x3) Format
No region code; can be played in NTSC DVD players worldwide
Packaged in Sturdy Vinyl Clamshell Case
ISBN: 1-56342-236-0
UPC: 7-48268-00519-0
Produced by Pentrex 1997. Released on DVD 2008


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DVD Item#:TRIBUTE-DVD
Runtime:1 Hour, 40 Mins
Producer:Pentrex
Aspect Ratio:Full Screen
DVD UPC:748268005190
Shrink Wrapped?:Yes
Disc Type:DVD
Region Code:0 Worldwide NTSC

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  •  5 of 5


Railroading is always a challenge no matter where the lines operate. Add in some mountains, and you add more challenges. Increase the grades to 3% and a 10,000 ft mountain pass and the challenge is to the optimum. Tennessee Pass was just that, a major challenge. The last owner, the Union Pacific went with economics and decided to shut it down in 1997. Pentrex has done a fantastic job at bringing us some of the final action on this historic piece of history. With long trains, many with mid train and end of train helpers, see all the action over the 200 miles plus of the line. High horsepower engines from a wide variety of companies make appearances like UP owned Southern Pacific and Rio Grande, but also appearances from other companies like CSX and Wisconsin Central and their powerful SD45's.

What really grabbed my attention was the scenic beauty of the region. The camera men have gone to great depths to show the viewers this majestic region. Close up shots of trains operating along white water with rafters working the river, to the long distance shots of the Royal Gorge. We see all there is to offer. Add in a few history notes of the region, and you get the most complete video presentation of this region that may have ever be offered for railroad fans and tourists alike.
An absolute Excellent video presentation that all railfans will want in their collection.


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

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  •  5 of 5


this was a excellent production by pentrex shame Tennessee pass was out of services but who knows this line could return wish I had got to see this line but this dvd shows to me how the line was like good thing we have this to remind us of this legend line by pentrex

Additional remarks by chris collins:
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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Added 2014-12-04 14:19:54 by Kevin Willie

There are rumors going around Facebook that BNSF is Talking with Union Pacific about Buying Tennessee Pass from Union Pacific but UP is being Stuborn cause they don't want BNSF to get there hands on it keep your fingers crossed because Tennessee Pass Could return in the coming years possibably


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  •  4 of 5


good video, tennessee pass has always excited us heavy freight fans and this does not disappoint.

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

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  •  5 of 5


Great Pentrex quality. Good coverage of the mountain pass and a nice documentary on the current and historical trek through Tennessee Pass. The scenery of the climb and descent through cuts and riverside track beds keeps the viewers interest at all times. The cut-in of helpers on the coal train midway through the DVD is a great rare scene and a nice contrast to track-side runbys.

Additional remarks by trackside:
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


Pentrex can be hit or miss but this was a fantastic program. Great scenery throughout and a nice mix of motive power. A must have

Additional remarks by Chris Bogley:
Narration: A little bit too much.
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


Great scenery, interesting consists. Gets you close-up to action where you would not normally or easily get to on your own. Great maps & narration too

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

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  •  5 of 5


This is a superb video. The railroading action is top-notch; the narration is just right. Add in the stunning scenery, along with the terrific interplay of shadow and light, and you have an excellent video. But wait - there's more! The videography and image quality are unsurpassed. Pentrex must have had its A team assigned to this project - and it shows. Best railroad video I have seen in my 20+ years of viewing.

Additional remarks by BestWestern:
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Image quality: Excellent!
DVD Value: Excellent Value!
Recommend to others? A "Must Have"!

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  •  5 of 5


An absolute must have, brilliant scenery fantastic camera work and lots of noise and action.

Additional remarks by UK Phil:
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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