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Ultimate Cajon Subdivision 4-Disc Set DVD Train Video

Ultimate Cajon Subdivision 4-Disc Set DVD Train Video Pentrex ULTC-DVD 748268005077
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12 Hours on 4 Discs!
Over 500 Trains!
From the great San Bernardino Valley to the high desert community of Barstow lies one of the busiest and most scenic mainlines in the country. At just over 81 miles in length, the BNSF Cajon Sub is a powerful artery that plays an integral role in moving trains to and from Southern California. With its stiff climb over Cajon Pass, endless flow of traffic, and vistas of stark beauty, the Cajon Sub is a place of limitless photo opportunities for railroad photographers.

Pentrex takes you on a journey of epic proportions across this railroading hot spot. For close to five years, leaving almost no mile undocumented, filming over 500 trains during winter snow storms and summer heat, we searched out incredible photo locations to take you into the heart of this line as it's never been seen before!

BNSF, Union Pacific, and Amtrak deliver nonstop thrills here. These trains are covered on the Mojave Desert between Barstow and Victorville as well as on the challenging Pass. We also capture the action on Union Pacific's Colton-Palmdale Cutoff as it parallels the BNSF on Cajon Pass. You'll see numerous trains with foreign power leading, along with other surprises such as passenger specials and Grand Canyon Railway steam engines and tenders riding on flatcars. Plus, you'll catch sight of the early stages of new mainline construction and tunnel daylighting projects as well. There's so much to see!

On Discs One and Two you'll explore the lines in detail from San Bernardino to Barstow. Discs Three and Four take you back to San Bernardino with all new footage. None of the images you see here have been used in any other production. This is 12 hours of all new material! You won't want to miss a second of our blockbuster presentation, The Ultimate Cajon Subdivision!

DVD Special Features:

* Bonus Map provides additional information and timetable.

* 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 Menus provide instant access to program segments.

12 Hours on 4 Discs
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: 1-56342-224-7
UPC: 7-48268-00507-7
Produced by Pentrex 2007


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DVD Item#:ULTC-DVD
Runtime:12 Hours, 00 Mins
Producer:Pentrex
Aspect Ratio:Full Screen
DVD UPC:748268005077
Shrink Wrapped?:Yes
Disc Type:DVD
Region Code:0 Worldwide NTSC

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  •  4 of 5


If you love stacks and piggy-backs then you are in hog heaven. Of course there are a lot of other types of freight too. Never been to Cajon and this is as close to the action I will get. Did not realize the difficulty this division has on trains. Yes, this is a long DVD (12 hrs) but well worth it it if you have never been there. Just wished the last chapter on the new realignment was longer.

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

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  •  3 of 5


This dvd is dominated by modern BNSF and UP power, which is not a bad thing. Most of it seems to be filmed in the early 2000's. There are occasional Sante Fe warbonnets and even BN SD40-2's. The extent of the coverage and volume of trains is mind-boggling. The letdown is the 4:3 image format and relative low-res of the cinematography. This would be excellent in the VHS/cathode ray tube era. But it falls short when viewed on my 50" plasma set I bought the year before this dvd set was released (2007)! Sound is excellent and narration is adequate. But resolution is sorely lacking for the era in which this was filmed. A definite bargain... if you are still in awe of your 32" Trinitron. Otherwise, look to widescreen dvd or, better yet, blu-ray. These discs will look grainy on any modern flatscreen tv. Cajon is heavily covered and blu-ray players with built-in wi-fi and usb ports are now very reasonably priced (I write this in 2014). Still, if you can pick this set up cheap, it may be a worthy addition simply based on the volume of trains. Also note, the coverage of tunnel daylighting and new mainline construction is minimal, a few minutes tacked onto disc 4.

Additional remarks by Craig J:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? Maybe.
Image quality: A little rough around the edges.
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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  •  4 of 5


This is a WOW video, non-stop trains in beautiful country, enjoyed every disk!

Additional remarks by Jamesb:
Narration: Could have used more.
Would kids enjoy this? Maybe.
Image quality: Good.
DVD Value: Good Value
Recommend to others? Yes.

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  •  3 of 5


Enjoyed this Cajon Collection despite some blurriness at times. The 'BNSF' logos were hard to read, but overall,well worth the price. Thanks!

Additional remarks by Joe:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? Maybe.
Image quality: A little rough around the edges.
DVD Value: Excellent Value!
Recommend to others? Definitely.

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  •  5 of 5


An excellent dvd both in quality and value for money. Well worth watching the whole 12 hours ( in several viewings mind you ). Could have used more narration but otherwise an excellent dvd.

Additional remarks by Cl6066:
Narration: Could have used more.
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


An excellent dvd both in quality and value for money. Well worth watching the whole 12 hours ( in several viewings mind you ). Could have used more narration but otherwise an excellent dvd.

Additional remarks by Cl6066:
Narration: Could have used more.
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


This DVD collection is an excellent value at any price! If you know nothing at all about the Cajon Pass, you will feel like an expert after watching these 4 DVD's. This is without a doubt my favorite DVD in my entire video railroad library and I have quite the library! The footage, the sound and the entire content of these DVD's are movie theatre quality, no kidding. I have a 60" bigscreen with a home theatre surround sound system and I have watched this DVD collection more than once, it's that good. Even at full price you're getting a bargain when you consider the quality of these DVD's and the length of footage... some 12 plus hours? I'm a huge fan of BNSF and Cajon both so, this DVD collection is a "must have" in my opinion. If anyone is not pleased with this DVD set, then there's no pleasing them because this is one of the finest DVD collections out there today and you'll search long & hard to find a better set of DVD's with this subject??? I actually purchased a second set at a local hobby shop that was closing its doors because I couldn't pass it up at 75% off. I have never done that for any other DVD set or single DVD I've seen out there so, that alone should say something about this collection as well? You definitely want this collection!!!

Additional remarks by Texas Hi-Railer:
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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  •  5 of 5


Well, this video is up to the fine quality that Pentrex is known for. Great scenes, great trains, great camera work. I knew there were 500 trains when I bought it, and I knew there were 12 hours on 4 discs. I don't know if a child would be into watching much more than a half hour or so. Truthfully there's only so many miles worth of containers that I care to look at. The video covers the Cajon sub mile by mile, and in the cold Canadian winter it's nice to see the California country side.
The big BUT...Pentrex, are you listening? There's only about 3 hours worth of narration stretched out to try to fill all 12 hours. If you don't like narration you can shut it off, but I like to be entertained & educated. There could have been more history...of the companies that built and used the rails, engineers and personal narrative, the towns that have come and gone and the reasons for their existence, a little geology... but nope. I was a little disappointed with this video. The price was right, but I would not have wanted to pay any more for it. Not as good as the Pentrex videos I already own. But cheaper than Valium.


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

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  •  5 of 5


High quailty DVD, very enjoyable to watch.

Additional remarks by Phil New Zealand:
Narration: Could have used more.
Would kids enjoy this? I doubt it.
Image quality: Excellent!
DVD Value: Good Value
Recommend to others? Yes.

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  •  5 of 5


This has got to be the finest show ever from Pentrex. Its like the Cajon sub on steroids. The snow scenes alone make this video worth every penny! This guy who shot it really did some serious hiking to get some of those angles. Three cheers for a job well done!

Additional remarks by HUGH DEFINITION:
Narration: Could have used more.
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


At Pentrex's price, this 4-disc DVD set is a relative bargain. The enclosed map is a definite aid in giving you an idea of where you are.


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

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  •  4 of 5


This would be the best possible Cajon video I have ever seen. I live about 15 miles north of the BNSF/Amtrak line from San Bernadino and L.A, and throughout all the times I have been through Cajon Pass, I have never seen anything as good shot as this. The longest consist I ever saw there was a BNSF pair of ES44DCs and a BN C44-9W with 2 BNSF C44-9W at the Glen Helen Parkway which was about 2 to three miles easily with intermodel. Just truly magnificent.

Additional remarks by es44dcfan:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? Definitely!
Image quality: Good.
DVD Value:: Fair.
Recommend to others? A "Must Have"!

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Additional remarks by armchairrailfan:
Narration: Could have used more.
Would kids enjoy this? I doubt it.
Image quality: Good.
DVD Value: Excellent Value!
Recommend to others? Definitely.

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  •  5 of 5


Here is a very interesting video on Cajon. Watching this movie through, I kept watching for all the different Railroad names that make an appearance with their motive power. All the major North American lines are represented from Canada to Mexico. There are many fallen flags as well. There are some very interesting loads being pulled. High volume of inter-modal. The territory is well shown from many different angles. "The Narrows" is a most enjoyable location. The beauty of Southern California is incredible. This semi-arid land does not lack in scenery. Interesting scenes of note is the fact that it is semi-desert, and yet we noted some large dairy farms in a region unexpected. Nice touch.
The movie stirs the rail fan with-in to want to travel to California to see it in person, and that is great.
Each disc is 3 hours long, which is long enough to enjoy, but not to long, and then come back later to view another disc. It's almost like 4 videos in 1.
Very much enjoy this video and will look forward to viewing it many times over. Highly recommended.



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