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Triple Track Cajon DVD Train Video

Triple Track Cajon DVD Train Video Pentrex TTC-DVD 748268005404
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California'sCajon Pass has long been a favorite destination for countless railfans from around the world. The first line was built by Santa Fe in 1885 and years later the Southern Pacific constructed its own line through the pass. Today, Cajon is busier than ever with more traffic than the two lines can support. So, after several years of careful planning, BNSF broke ground in 2007 for a third main track linking the 15.9 miles between Keenbrook and Summit.

Pentrex brings you the story of this third track construction from beginning to end. We ll take you back to the start of the project and show you the process of cutting new slopes and embankments; moving millions of cubic yards of earthwork and rocks, building culverts and retaining walls, eliminating two tunnels, creating five new bridges, and track laying. It was a massive undertaking, as you ll see during the first portion of our show.

Then we treat you to nonstop action on today'striple-tracked Cajon, traveling from Verdemont to Summit with great before and after footage. A heavy winter storm gave us the opportunity to bring you rare, fantastic snow scenes. As a special treat, we ve included Bonus Footage featuring a cab ride from Blue Cut to Summit. If you thought seeing dual movements on two tracks was a thrill, wait until you see the screen filled with the excitement of three trains operating simultaneously on three tracks! Triple Track Cajon delivers the kind of railroading adventure that you will enjoy time and again!

DVD Special Features:

* Chapter Menus provides instant access to program segments.

* Special Audio Feature provides the option of watching the program with or without narration.

3 Hours 15 Minutes
In Color with Stereo Sound and Narration
The main portion of the show is presented in High Definition 16x9 Format
Bonus and archival footage is presented in Standard Definition 4x3 Format
No region code; can be played in NTSC DVD players worldwide
Packaged in Sturdy Vinyl Clamshell Case
ISBN: 1-56342-257-3
UPC: 7-48268-00540-4
Produced by Pentrex 2009


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DVD Item#:TTC-DVD
Runtime:3 Hours, 15 Mins
Producer:Pentrex
Aspect Ratio:Wide Screen
DVD UPC:748268005404
Shrink Wrapped?:Yes
Disc Type:DVD
Region Code:0 Worldwide NTSC

(Basking Ridge, NJ) on .

  •  2 of 5


As an additional comment to my previous review. .....Although no 3rd track construction scenes, much better Cajon productions would be: Highball - Triple Track Cajon, 7idea Productions - Cajon or if you can live with "no narration" try the many dvd's from Left Coast Rail Video. I have these in my collection and would highly recommend any or all of them!

Additional remarks by run8anderson:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? I doubt it.
Image quality: Poor.
DVD Value: Overpriced for the amount of enjoyment I got out of it.
Recommend to others? Not unless they REALLY were interested in the subject matter.

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(Basking Ridge, NJ) on .

  •  2 of 5


Purchased this from T.V.D. when first came out. I just watched again on my new Sony LCD & Blu-ray player. As always...Pentrex narration is top rate. I agree there could have been more scenes of the actual construction. I know it's not a BluRay but the quality of the picture leaves much too be desired. Even the Mom and Pop video shops do a better job of videography. Sorry Pentrex. ....

Additional remarks by run8anderson:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? I doubt it.
Image quality: Poor.
DVD Value:: Fair.
Recommend to others? Not unless they REALLY were interested in the subject matter.

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Added 2014-08-14 15:18:22 by Crusader Rabbit

Even the preview Pentrex provided is in the wrong aspect ratio so the trains look pinched - how tepid can they be. The opening scene is a dark-side shot. There's your warning about the rest of it perhaps.


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  •  2 of 5


Enjoyed the construction portion. Overall, for a Cajon program, not as great as everyone makes it out to be. Some shots were not as sharp as others. Some nice lash ups though.

Additional remarks by Chris Bogley:
Narration CAN be turned off in special features.
Would kids enjoy this? Maybe.
Image quality: A little rough around the edges.
DVD Value:: Fair.
Recommend to others? Not unless they REALLY were interested in the subject matter.

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(Southern CA) on .

  •  5 of 5


I purchased this video because I am interested in the recent reconstruction of the rail line over Cajon Pass. I first visited Cajon Pass in 1967, and have returned a few times, but not since 1995. I was extremely pleased with the comprehensive coverage of the video, especially in the logical sequencing of the construction scenes. The quality of the videography, and the narration, is outstanding. The scenes of the Pass in snow are worth the price of the video.

Additional remarks by Foamer66:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? Maybe.
Image quality: Excellent!
Recommend to others? A "Must Have"!

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(Peoria, Il) on .

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  •  5 of 5


Good video. It was interesting to see how they added the third track on Cajon.

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

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  •  4 of 5


Alround a very good compilation with excellent scenic views

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

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(N.S.W. Australia) on .

  •  4 of 5


Watching this DVD is almost like visiting Cajon pass, I loved it, really worth the effort

Additional remarks by Barry:
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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(Daly City, CA) on .

  •  4 of 5


Pentrex quality video. The first chapter covers many aspects of the construction of the new 3rd main line. Earthwork, tunnel demolition and track building. Other chapters cover the constant train movements at numerous locations. US railroading at its best.

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

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(Wis) on .

  •  3 of 5


It was great enjoyed it Thanks

Additional remarks by cool78henery5:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? Maybe.
Image quality: Good.
DVD Value:: Fair.
Recommend to others? Yes.

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(West Texas) on .

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  •  5 of 5


This is one of the better DVD's on Cajon Pass. If you're a Cajon Pass lover, you will definitely love this DVD. It shows the old pass and all the way thru new construction to make the triple track experience a truly awesome experience. It's a shame to see the tunnels disappear but that's what happens with progress. I would say this DVD is a "Must Have" for any Cajon collector? I have watched the DVD three times now and I still discover new things each time I watch it. You won't be sorry you invested in this DVD, I promise!

Additional remarks by Texas Hi-Railer:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? Maybe.
Image quality: Excellent!
DVD Value: Good Value
Recommend to others? A "Must Have"!

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(Perth, Western Australia) on .

  •  3 of 5


It is a very interesting DVD but I was very disappointed in probably one area, this area is of Silverwood when it shows the panoramic view of this area from a distant hill of trains going down the old track no.1 and down the section of track no.2. And trains coming up the new track no.1. From this panoramic view vantage point at Silverwood, it would've been good to have seen at least a couple of Union Pacific trains, traveling over the cross-over tracks at Silverwood, from the BNSF tracks to the UP tracks and visa-versa, Pentrex's overseas buyers would've been more interested this area too, very unorganized again in the planning but as for the rest of the DVD, I thought it was a very interesting DVD of the Triple Tracking of Cajon Pass, worth the money I paid for it. (It's a pity about the Silverwood Area)

Additional remarks by Andrew McNeilage:
Narration: Could have used more.
Would kids enjoy this? Maybe.
Image quality: Excellent!
DVD Value:: Fair.
Recommend to others? Yes.

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  •  5 of 5


This was a gift for my son -- he loves it!

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

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on .

  •  2 of 5


Should have shown more of the construction activity. No coverage of any track laying. Disappointed in the amount of overall construction coverage.

The purchase experience was just great. You provided all the follow-up and the video was delivered when promised.

I will definitely make all my future train video purchases via Train Video Depot.


Additional remarks by trainman:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? I doubt it.
Image quality: Excellent!
DVD Value: Seemed a little high, but not too bad.
Recommend to others? Not unless they REALLY were interested in the subject matter.

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  •  5 of 5


I think this is the greatest Cajon video ever made. I noticed the show changes the aspect ratio from 4x3 to 16x9 and back again but I realize we're in this transitional period where 4x3 is giving way to 16x9 so I can see the mixing of formats. Most TVs and dvd players have a button on the remote that will help compensate for this. But overall this is one for the archives. Did you use the same cameraman that did "The Ultimate Cajon Subdivision"? I like his superior ability to frame the shot just right. You should set this guy loose in Chicago. I'll bet he can do some real good work out there!!!!!!!!

Additional remarks by HUGH DEFINITION:
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


The photography is excellent in this video, and the narration is also good. The first 45 minutes covers the construction of the third track through Cajon Pass. The next 8 chapters highlights trains using the new track, and includes one scene with 3 trains visible. I really enjoy railroad videos showing the beautiful southwestern scenery, and particularly Cajon Pass. But an otherwise very enjoyable video is spoiled with the way it is presented.

<p>This video starts out with the first 45 minutes are in 4X3 Fullscreen format then switches to 16X9 Widescreen format. After 8 chapters of Widescreen video, it switches back to Fullscreen for a cab ride. This is the 2nd DVD from Pentrex that mixes 16X9 and 4X3 format video indiscriminately without compensating with the use of pillar boxes.

<p>This video should have been produced on 2 discs, the first in the Fullscreen format and the second in Widescreen format. I can't imagine that Pentrex does not realize how bad that looks when watching a DVD on a widescreen HDTV. For those of you that do not have a widescreen TV, it makes a C44-9W appear to be unusually long and very wide, with the height compressed, the opposite of what you used to see in movie theatres when the projectionist forgot to change a lens after the Previews of Coming Attractions (now who would do something like that???). I find it really irritating to have to stop the video, switch formats and then restart the video.


Additional remarks by armchairrailfan:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? I doubt it.
Image quality: Excellent!
DVD Value:: Fair.
Recommend to others? Not unless they REALLY were interested in the subject matter.

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  •  5 of 5


Great up to date video of Cajon Pass and the new construction work being done there. No need to buy the "At the Throttle 2" video. This new video covers the same area and you get to go up track 2. The only complaint I have is at the end, Pentrex cuts off the cab ride just before reaching Summit. This is the second time that they have screwed up a cab ride video. Also, why 3 hours on one disc? It's shot in HD so why not at 2, 2hr discs for better video, they don't cost that much! This is a must have video to see Cajon Pass At its best now.

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

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