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Union Pacific Big Boy Collection DVD Train Video

Union Pacific Big Boy Collection DVD Train Video Pentrex PCBB-DVD 748268003882
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The biggest, the strongest, the grandest American steam locomotive. Only 25 were built and now - for the first time - Pentrex shares ALL 25 of the Big Boys in action in the most incredible display of steam power ever!

A recently discovered film collection of professionally photographed 35mm movie film from 1953, combined with material from the Pentrex archives, makes this new production the ultimate tribute to the Big Boy!

Pentrex is proud to bring you each one of the 25 Big Boy locomotives - numbered 4000 to 4024 - in one thrilling display.

Several of the Big Boy locomotives were featured in the September 2001 issue of Trains Magazine. Now Pentrex gives you the opportunity to experience them all!

DVD Special Features:

  • Two stereo soundtracks, one with only the 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.
95 Minutes
In Color and Black & White with Appropriate 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: 1-56342-10504
UPC: 7-48268-00388

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List Price:$ 39.95
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DVD Item#:PCBB-DVD
Runtime:1 Hour, 35 Mins
Producer:Pentrex
Aspect Ratio:Full Screen
DVD UPC:748268003882
Shrink Wrapped?:Yes
Disc Type:DVD
Region Code:0 Worldwide NTSC

(Oakland, CA) on .

People who found this review helpful: 8

  •  5 of 5


My son loves Big Boy so this is a great DVD for us!

Additional remarks by Heather Cleveland:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? Definitely!
Image quality: Good.
DVD Value: Good Value
Recommend to others? Yes.

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People who found this review helpful: 6

  •  5 of 5


My Dad went crazy over this DVD! He remembered seeing the Big Boys back in the '40's after the war, also the one on the bluff next to I-80 approaching Omaha, just past the Missouri river. This brought back memories for him.

Additional remarks by Train Lover's Daughter:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? Maybe.
Image quality: Excellent!
DVD Value: Seemed a little high, but not too bad.
Recommend to others? Yes.

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(West Texas) on .

People who found this review helpful: 5

We have verified that this reviewer has purchased this item from Train Video Depot because this reviewer is a member of our loyalty program and was signed in when they purchased the item and when they left the review.

  •  5 of 5


WOW! What an amazing DVD this is! I have never been a big fan of steam locomotives but, this DVD footage of the Big Boys has definitely changed my views on the old steam locomotives. As a railfan and model railroader, I now plan to add steam locomotives to my roster just because of this video. I'm not saying I don't like the old steam locomotives, I've just always been a diesel locomotive nut when it comes to railfanning but, wow this video has definitely given me a whole new outlook at steam railroading all together!

As for the DVD itself? This is an awesome value and I highly recommend this DVD if you're a serious railfan. The footage is old and much of it is done in B&W however, they have remastered the video really well and much of this footage has never been seen before. I would definitely call this video a "Must Have" and one you definitely want in your collection. The fact that I purchased it on sale, well that made the whole thing that much more awesome!

I highly recommend Train Video Depot also as your main source for railroad videos and no that's not a paid endorsement, lol. Thanks Sam for all you do for us railfans!


Additional remarks by Texas Hi-Railer:
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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(San Diego) on .

People who found this review helpful: 4

  •  5 of 5


If you're a diehard Big Boy fan, this is definitely a "must have", since it shows footage of every Big Boy ever made. The more casual fan, anyone who just likes watching big steam locos in action, will still find it entertaining.

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

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People who found this review helpful: 4

  •  5 of 5


If you like old steam, this is for you. I saw one big boy in Scraton pa. What an engine.

Additional remarks by Craig La Frenier'e:
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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(Leo Younglowe) on .

People who found this review helpful: 2

  •  5 of 5


I knew a lot about the Big Boys of the Union Pacific but I still enjoyed it any thing about trains and its got my interest this is a tape or DVD for everyone one.

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

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  •  5 of 5


This is an impressive video. I have watched it twice in the last 24 hours and am quite pleased w/the contents.

The camera work is quite good and there are not many recycled shots (lots of fresh material). The train audio is also quite good, and the narration is basic and factual.

The DVD has an option which I want to encourage: "no narration" - I realize there are only so many ways to describe a run by and I would rather hear the train. This is a great idea and I hope it becomes a common feature.



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(Alaska) on .

People who found this review helpful: 1

  •  4 of 5


Growing up and Living in the southeast, we mostly road the "City of Memphis," steam engines to the little town of Bruceton, TN and a little 2-6-2 I believe from there to Union City, Tn, I was only about six years old. I never saw or knew about the big boys...So you can imagine how blown away I was once seeing the J1's & Challengers on film, I couldn't get enough of them...

Additional remarks by Mr. "K":
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? Maybe.
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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(Jamestown, NY) on .

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  •  5 of 5


Great historical information. I bought the MTH Premier model train that has the impressive detail of the Full size. Just the length if engine and tender is 34" using a 84" curve. For model trains that is HUGE Will be visiting one of the museum this summer. Also your Donner Pass DVD is a great deal and very interesting also. 3 hours and 17 minutes goes fast. My friend has that DVD. Great winter shots, not so great in real life.

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

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People who found this review helpful: 1

  •  3 of 5


I plan on buying the MTH premier train. The locomotive and tender is 34" long. This is a must for collectors of model trains.

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

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Added 2014-10-27 02:13:07 by Harold Bradley

I thought we were reviewing videos here, not toy trains.


(Australia) on .

People who found this review helpful: 1

  •  4 of 5


Fantastic DVD, all my train mates want to view it.

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

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People who found this review helpful: 1

  •  3 of 5


As a former Green Diamond Yrd Clerk, 1942 to 1957, I enjoyed it immensely ...I had seen a Big Boy at the 1949 Chicago Railroad Fair and was impressed...I showed it to some non-railroad friends and they thought it was great.

Additional remarks by redarrow:
Would kids enjoy this? Yes.
Image quality: Good.
DVD Value:: Fair.
Recommend to others? Yes.

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(fletcher north carolina) on .

  •  5 of 5


the union pacific big boys are the best locomotives that were made glad that some of them were saved but I have heard that perhaps one day one of them would run again this is pentrex's best video they've made to date

Additional remarks by chris collins:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? Maybe.
Image quality: Excellent!
DVD Value: Overpriced for the amount of enjoyment I got out of it.
Recommend to others? A "Must Have"!

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